Mean Mary, Finger, TN
Mean Mary, international singer/writer & master of 11 instruments, is not really so mean—even Hank Williams Jr. called her a "sweetheart." But she IS infamous for her alluring story songs, incredible instrumental speed, & rich voice that can travel from deep emotion to sparkling trills. She is also the author of just-released (Jan 2012) banjo book The Sparrow and the Hawk, and new novel Sparrow Alone on the Housetop.
Mean Mary’s YouTube videos receive over 4000 hits a night and rising!
Video: Mean Mary playing fast banjo
Music video: Big Red Barn (banjo, fiddle, mandolin)
Live performance video—NEW! Rose Tattoo (guitar, percussion)
Mean Mary gives a dazzling display of instrumentation and vocals in her NEVER ENDING STREET tour. The tour (much of which is filmed live for her Nashville TV show) is underway and upcoming dates are available.
Her personality and energy light up the room and the crowd goes crazy
Chris Lash, Radio Veteran, WDAP, WWON
Startling talent - The Tennessean
Such a treat to work with and so talented
Georgia Smith, Executive Assistant, California State Parks Foundation
Fantastic. I had chills from hearing your wonderful playing! Five Stars for sure!
Janet Deering, Owner / CEO, Deering Banjos
Last night was just incredibly wonderful. I love hearing your incredible instrumental talents and your expressive voice fill that lobby. Thank you so much for bringing your talents to us.
Ellen Jones Pryor, Director of Communications, Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Mean Mary started out life as a musical prodigy - could read music before she could read words and co-wrote original songs at age five. By age seven she was proficient on the guitar, banjo, and violin, and entertained audiences across the US with her vocal and instrumental skills. Her life has been one long road show interspersed with TV, radio, and film work. She is also a prolific songwriter, book author, and the fun loving star of Nashville TV show, Never Ending Street.