Mary Beth Cross is an accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist, banjoist and artist career coach who is enhancing lives around the world by writing and performing “thoughtful, soothing music for thoughtful living.”
The Denver artist’s music is influenced by the rural farmland and forests of her Wisconsin upbringing and the Rocky Mountains where she currently resides.
Mary Beth’s growing notoriety has led to performances at venues and events such as Folk Alliance International in Toronto and Kansas City, Mo., the Denver Coliseum, and the Colorado Association of School Nurses in Breckenridge, Colo.
The artist describes her music as acoustic Americana with hints of folk and jazz. Her multi-faceted repertoire reflects her love of Broadway, Acoustic Roots and classic Country -- appealing to audiences from all walks of life.
“My music comes from inspiration found in the beauty of nature and the human spirit,” said Mary Beth, who has recorded four albums of originals and covers of some favorite songs. “I work with all kinds of people, and I write songs to hopefully touch others and make them feel something.” |
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Mary Beth Cross is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, banjoist and artist career coach.
Mary Beth’s music is influenced by the rural farmland and forests of her Wisconsin upbringing and the Rocky Mountains where she currently resides. The artist describes her music as acoustic Americana with hints of folk and jazz. Her multi-faceted repertoire reflects her love of Broadway and classic country -- appealing to audiences from all walks of life.
In Her Own Words
“I’ve discovered that people are yearning to find acceptance and solace in a dizzying world of pressure-filled expectations,” said Mary Beth, whose CD “Beyond Good and Evil” hit number four on the Airplay Direct Americana Music Chart. “People long for an authentic, non-formula approach. My music comes from inspiration found in the beauty of nature and the human spirit. I work with all kinds of people, and I write songs to hopefully touch others and make them feel something. I am a woman who loves Christ and is dedicated to my family, those God puts before me on my journey, and those that cannot speak for themselves"
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NEWS and REVIEWS
Fresh Sounds in the World of Bluegrass
By Reviewer Taylor Coughlin
First Quarter 2013 IBMA (online edition)
“Singer-songwriter Mary Beth Cross weaves bluegrass, folk and Americana on this album, featuring original tunes, and African Spiritual, and some covers like The Gershwins’ ‘Love Is Here To Stay’. Inspired by the spirit and grit of the pioneers, Beyond Good and Evil is a tribute to the melting pot America has become and what we treasure.”
A Record to Define Herself
By Tim Wenger
Colorado Music Buzz Magazine
“Her voice is reminiscent of sixties folk music. Her guitar work is soothing and sits perfectly underneath her vocals. Mary Beth Cross has a record to define herself in ‘Beyond Good and Evil’. A good cross between folk and Americana, the album maintains a steady tempo and is an easy listen, bringing the mind in and chilling it out soft melody. The title track is the best song on the record, Cross’ voice sailing with the music to the perfect notes, emotional and deep, “beyond good and evil, byond faith and hope.” Picturesque lyrics flow through the album, with Cross painting images in each song, leading smoothly into the next. It is a must-have record for the high altitude music lover.”
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What Others Say
“Mary Beth Cross has a voice as pure as those Rocky Mountain streams we’ve all heard so much about.” – hit songwriter-author-playright Rand Bishop (“My List”/Toby Keith)
“Through the sweet purity of her voice, Mary Beth has captured the underlying, haunting story in ‘Babes in the Wood’. I know Noel would be proud of this version.” – Deirdre Keohane, Irish singer-songwriter and Noel Brazil’s life partner
“If there was ever a ‘feel good’ album in the folk-Americana genre, this is it.” – Dennis Scott, two-time Grammy-winning producer and co-founder of The WannaBeatles
“Mary Beth has a cool version of “High Powered Love” and I really like her voice.” –Tony Joe White, singer, musician and songwriter for Tony Joe White Music
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