MARY BETH CROSS is an award winning singer, songwriter and musician. Her music is a soulful, intimate acoustic mix of original and classic tunes. Her new EP titled "Feels Like Home" incorporates traditional Bluegrass instruments into her arrangements. Mary Beth's originals are inspired by the stories of her family, the forests and farms of her Wisconsin upbringing, and Colorado, where she makes her home.
FEELS LIKE HOME by Mary Beth Cross begins by welcoming you in from the rain to the warmth of the hearth with the Paul Simon classic "Kathy's Song". Before you know it, the rugs are rolled up and a dance floor is cleared. Mary Beth takes listeners to her grand- parents’ dairy farm back in the 1940s with "Threshing Time", a tune she co-wrote with her 85- year-old father. Airing fears, worry, and concern is still a part of family gatherings. The burdens are shared and then released with Gary White's "Long, Long Time". Mary Beth takes the Linda Ronstadt cover and places it in a bluegrass arrangement, giving it new breath. She then leads you slowly into the wee hours of the evening (to the bedroom) with "The Medley", and concludes with an original ditty welcoming the morning and the gift of a new day with "Cottonwood Creek".
Mary Beth Cross EP 'Feels Like Home' Hits Five Record Charts DENVER (July 2016 Press Release)
Award-winning folk-Americana artist Mary Beth Cross is experiencing unprecedented success, with her latest EP and a featured Paul Simon cover song hitting the Top 40 on five separate record charts. MORE
Her previous CD, "Beyond Good and Evil", received the 2014 CD of the Year Award by the Rural Roots Music Commission. "Feels Like Home” is her fifth release. She has performed shows across the country and in Canada including Nashville, TN, New York City, Madison, WI, Le Mars IA, St Louis, MO, house concerts, major and private showcases at the Folk Alliance International Conferences, the Boulder International Film Festival, and the 2014 IBMA Convention in Raleigh, NC. Mary Beth has held Bluegrass and Folk workshops for schools, libraries, history museums, and hospitals. She can be found playing listening rooms, event centers, house concerts, weddings and festivals in the Colorado Front Range and beyond.
Music Video for "Cottonwood Creek"
by Mary Beth Cross
Music Video for cover song "Babes in the Wood"
by Mary Beth Cross
"What is so compelling about Mary Beth's music to me is that it both educates and moves me. Her love and understanding of the struggles of the people for whom this great country was founded creates compelling stories. For her to tell these stories that so few have ever heard gives a voice to those who were born in a time when not everyone was treated as equal. This reveals Mary Beth's compassionate heart." – Dave Bechtel, producer
Award winner of CD of the Year, 2014 - Folk-country
by the Rural Roots Music Commission
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