A Case for Case
Mary’s cover of Peter Case’s “Paradise, Etc.,” recorded
at Scary Clown in late 2005, produced by Philip Stevenson, with Eric
Shramek (upright bass) and Chris Watling (accordion). A three-CD set,
with tracks from John Prine, Joe Ely, Gurf Morlix, James McMurtry,
Sam Baker, Hayes Carll, Brad Rice, Pieta Brown and more. The CD was
number one on the 2006 Freeform American Roots airplay chart, compiled
by independent radio deejays around the country. CD sales benefit
ParkinSong: 38 Songs of Hope
Mary’s previously unreleased “Miles From Nowhere,”
recorded at Bias Studios in 2003, produced by Philip Stevenson, with
Mary on vocals and rhythm guitar, Karl Straub (lead guitars), Thomas
Kane (bass), Chris Watling (accordion), Matt Tebo (drums). Produced
by Lloyd Maines, and described as a Who’s Who of American Songwriting.
Includes tracks from Bonnie Raitt, Eliza Gilkyson, Dave Alvin, Neko
Case, Greg Brown, Kelly Willis, the Hot Club of Cowtown and others.
ParkinSong uses music to raise awareness and money to research new
treatments for Parkinson’s disease. Available at ParkinSong.
Mary’s cover of Karl Straub’s “Cathode Ray Blue,”
recorded with Karl, Martin Lynds and Jim Gray. Produced by Peter Fox.
“An inspired outing that marries some Phil Spector-inspired production
– layered vocals and big guitars – over a driving rock ‘n roll rhythm
section. The whole thing devolves into a glorious blast of Theremin
weirdness during the remarkable bridge.” The Wall Street Journal called
the CD one of the top 10 of 2001: “Crackles with organic purity –
deserves a big audience.” 18 tracks in all, from Karl Straub, Kevin
Johnson, Last Train Home, Scott McKnight, Ruthie and the Wranglers,
Jumpin’ Jupiter, the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, Bill and Louise Kirchen
and others. CD Baby .
Washington Area Music Timeline, Vol. 1
Mary’s cover of Tim Buckley’s “Moulin Rouge,” recorded
live at the Strathmore Hall, in North Bethesda, Md., in January 2004,
with Keith Grimes on lead guitar. Caldwell Gray, recording engineer.
This is the first of several CDs that will document the Washington
Area Music Association’s two-year, 64-show concert series exploring
the work of composers, performers and songwriters with roots or other
significant ties to Washington: Marvin Gaye to Patsy Cline, Duke Ellington
to John Philip Sousa, Nils Lofgren to Danny Gatton and on … Timeline
Concert Series Vol. 1