I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Mary Prankster was the coolest chick in the world back when I was playing music full time. Her band was killer. Her tunes were well-crafted, hysterical and so fun. In the summer of 2018 I found myself in the studio with Mary and the Bellevederes. She asked the Belles to come in and lay down a soulful track. The session was powerful and I felt a real kinship with Mary. So much so that she asked me to return to lay down a few more tracks on her upcoming album.
Playing at the Birchmere is something I didn’t think was in the cards for me. As an audience member I’ve seen Doc Watson, Phoebe Snow, Ralph Stanley, Raul Midon, and the Soggy Mountain Boys; among others. It’s a legendary venue that doesn’t book local or regional acts generally. In the few weeks before our show you can catch Paula Poundstone, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, Chris Botti, and the Seldom Scene there. Yea - the club has that caliber of talent every night. What a treat to play on the same stage as these greats!
I can’t wait to hear Mary’s new album. She’s been busy mixing for months. I think you’re gonna love it.