Mean Mary (Mary James) is an international touring musician and award winning author. World renowned for her lightning-fast fingers and raw, unmistakable vocal sound, Mean Mary’s story songs, fast songs, sad songs and songs to make your feet tap, travel the genres of roots, bluegrass, blues, and folk rock.
Blazing features scorching banjo, smouldering vocals, and a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour – all set amid a dark Hollywood theme. The album is the soundtrack to the mystery/action novel, Hell Is Naked, co-authored by (Mean) Mary James and her mother, Jean James. The book recently took finalist honours in the action genre at the Readers Favorite International Book Awards.
Blazing will be released ahead of an extensive European tour from August to October and Mary promises an intimate and fun show featuring new songs alongside many old favourites. And yes, she will be bringing her banjo, guitar, fiddle, percussion, and as many of her 11 instruments that she can carry.
A note about Mary’s new novel, Hell Is Naked.
Full of suspense and mystery, it is as fast paced as Mean Mary’s Blazing Tour. When former SWAT and police officer, Warren Roberts, romps through the Hollywood movie scene, he proves that off-beat investigative styles can achieve results and that action, adventure, humour, and romance can credibly inhabit the same story.
Mean Mary will be playing at The Red Lion in Upper Poppleton on August 26th.