Cary - If Mary kicked ass any harder, we would all need to call
Mary Cary, a San Francisco Bay Area based lead guitarist, well versed
in Protools, is a songwriter, producer, plays lead guitar with ThankFuLL,
Simon Stinger, upcoming Mary Cary solo album, and plays live regularly
at her rocking church as well as other venues.
Just had to come back for another listen
Solo Album: At this time Mary is working on her guitar based solo
album. Still in the writing phase, inspired by such guitarists as
Frank Gambale and Terry Lauderdale, shes decided the time
had come, after years of being an aggressive lead guitarist in so
many bands, to create an album based on her deep love of songwriting
and pure rocking guitar.
ThankFuLL: Mary is also currently producing, writing, playing guitar,
keyboards, bass, and some drums on an upcoming album for the Christian
rock band ThankFuLL, with the amazing lead singer Jennifer Newell.
This album, as it turns out, has become a deeply personal spiritual
This album is due out on Marys own Record Label, MCjRecords,
on iTunes and elsewhere in late January. Mary plays live often with
Simon Stinger: Over the past years Mary has also collaborated on
several songs with Simon Stinger, hard rock/electronica band, fronted
by Alicia Perrone and Victor James, they have also toured extensively
together. Mary played on the Simon Stinger release Some Kinda
Voodoo available on iTunes among other places.
Fans Of Jimmy Century: Marys song writing continues as she
writes songs with the electonica duo, Fans of Jimmy Century, which
can be found on MySpace.com.
Television and Radio: As a session player, Mary has played lead
guitar on many national television and radio campaigns such as Got
Milk, Sega, Nintendo, Porsche,
RC Cola and more. Shes also written, played and
produced entire music scores for several television pilots.
Artist Endorsements and Gear: Mary has artist endorsements with
Sfarzo strings, Mesa Boogie, and Daisy Rock guitars. She also plays
with 2 Music Man Axis guitars, Line 6 Floor Pod, Vintage Kramer
Voyagers, Vintage 71 Marshall amplifier, Marshall 2 12 Celestion
Cabinet, Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Head, Rectifier 4 12 Celestion
Cabinet, Guild acoustic/electric, Roland Jazz Chorus, Korg Triton,
V-drums, Protools, and many other loop boxes and keyboard units
for recording. And a bunch of other guitars with broken strings
lovingly trashed, played into the ground and lying around the house!
You were awesome last night!!!! it was so much fun i'm so
glad i went! Lauren Frazier.
Currently, the overall plan is to finish her solo album, with each
song amorously brought forth to represent her life of performing
live rock guitar, and the art form of self expression through song
Also the release of over a years work on the ThankFuLL album
is a strong focus for Marys life at this time. The past year
has been a spiritual, as well as an intellectual, journey putting
together her own Record Label, MCj Records, learning about the true
face of the music business.
Wow!! Rare to hear a woman who can rip on the guitar...awesome-enjoyed
listening to your tunes. Malea McGuinness.
In conclusion whether its an insane rocking live performance
with ThankFuLL, her solo band, or Simon Stinger, or listening to
her recorded tracks, hearing Mary play is rousing and inspiring.