(March 11, 1962 - living) U.S.A.
Born in Louisiana, Mary dropped out of high school and stole the family car at the age of 15, leaving behind Thibodaux, Louisiana and heading for any place where she thought she might 'fit in.' In her search she found herself celebrating her 16th birthday in a Baton Rouge detox, and her 18th birthday in a Kansas City jail cell.
Mary studied philosophy for five years at Louisiana State University before traveling east to study at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Mary opened an award-winning restaurant, Dixie Kitchen, in Boston's historic Back Bay, later selling the restaurant to pursue music full-time and moving to Nashville.
Today, Mary tours the United States extensively and continues to tour in Europe several times each year. Ever breaking new ground, in summer 2003 along with being invited to perform for second time on the Newport Folk Festival's mainstage, Mary will tour extensively in Canada performing in major festivals such as the Edmonton Folk Festival, Calgary Blues & Roots Festival, Festival d'ete de Quebec, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, and Canmore Folk Festival, as well as other venues.
- Dixie Kitchen (1997)
- Drag Queens in Limousines (1999)
- Filth and Fire (2002)
Photo by: Señor McGuire