Known internationally for lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, & intricate story songs, we are delighted to welcome to The Crescent this summer, Mean Mary.
Mean Mary will be joined onstage by her brother, Frank James, and will travel the genres of roots, bluegrass, blues, and folk rock with unprecedented (and unpredictable) ease.
To date she plays 11 instruments and is known for her intense pickin’ speed and her irresistible story songs. Anything from ghost pirates and barefoot girls to demon guitars and iron horses could romp through a Mean Mary show—or run like mad when Mary and Frank enter fast-picking mode.
She promises an intimate and fun preview of new songs from her new album, Blazing, plus a lot of her old favorites as well. And yes, there are some really fast new songs—blazing fast!
So come and join us as we welcome this incredible musician to Belfast!
“Voice of a ragged angel combined with the banjo playing of the devil” No Depression
Mean Mary (Mary James), a Florida native now based in Nashville, began life as a musical prodigy—could read music before she could read words and co-wrote songs at age five. By age seven she was proficient on the guitar, banjo, & 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.
She is known for her alluring story songs, incredible instrumental speed, & rich voice that can travel from deep emotion to sparkling trills. She is also an award-winning book author, and the fun loving star of Nashville TV show, Never-Ending Street.
For more information visit Meanmary.com