Mary Bragg's music fuses folk, rock, pop, and country together on her latest CD, Tattoo and Bruises, which was released on June 7th.
She was born in Swainsboro, Georgia. Though a Southerner by birth (and lived in Atlanta, Athens, and Nashville), she settled in New York in 2004. From her site, "Her music is a consequently a seamless hybrid
of her southern Americana roots and the downtown New York singer-songwriter community of which she has become a key member." In late 2008, writing back began on her latest cd, while she was at The Living Room, which is a great singer-songwriter launching pad. Lee Alexander co-wrote on four of the tracks with Mary, and she wrote the other 6. Adam Levy (a longtime collaborator of Norah Jones and Amos Lee), Colin McGrath, and Jimmy Sullivan (her bassist/husband) also made some co-writing contributions. The tracks were mixed at Jone's East Village studio. The band of accomplished players who are also on her album include Rich Hinman, Steve Elliot, Adam Levy, Jordan Perlson, Brian Wolfe, Jimmy Sullivan, Mike Cassedy, and Marika Hughes. She started a tour for this new album earlier this month, and dates are listed on her site.
My take on the album... I loved it! I was kind of reminded of Emmylou Harris for a brief moment when I listened to it. Mary's music and voice to me are like a combination of folk and country! All ten of her songs from "How and Why" to "Hurricane" were refreshing to listen to! I definitely highly recommend her new album, "Tattoos and Bruises"! Run to the store or iTunes!!!
Mary Bragg's Facebook page
Mary Bragg's website and you can get a free download of "How and Why" from her site!!!
Mary Bragg on Twitter
Disclosure: I was given a digital copy of the album from Sneak Attack Media in order to facilitate my review. The opinions posted are my own!!
And now for the giveaway!!
MANDATORY ENTRY: Go to Mary Bragg's site and tell me something that you've learned about her other than what I've posted here. Mary 's site
Extra entries (post separately, please!):
1) Follow Mary Bragg on Twitter and post your twitter name in the comment.
2) "Like" her on facebook, and post your name that you liked her with in the comment.
3) become a google friend follower of mine, and mention if new follower!
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Giveaway ends 7/1/2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winner will have 48 hours in which to contact me via e-mail, once e-mailed.