Influences: jazz, blues, Gershwin, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Seanan McGuire, Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff, vixy and Tony, Sunnie Larsen, Betsy Tinney, Amy McNally, Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Ookla the Mok
Mary Crowell is a singer/songwriter and piano teacher who loves mythology and playing Dungeons & Dragons. She may be seen at science fiction and filk conventions performing and accompanying concerts on piano and occasionally clarinet. Her second solo album, Acolytes of the Machine & Other Gaming Stories, is a musical love letter to the hobby of RPG gaming. Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour is her third solo album and is a mythic musical journey!
Hi Mary, Thanks for stopping by my soundboard. Only too happy to leave comments on awesome songs!
As far as FKO, we had really hoped to... but due to a combination of financial stuff, work commitments, and the new wrinkle of being called for jury duty that week, its looking like we aren't going to make it. We're pretty bummed to be honest! (I had postponed jury duty twice to this point.. I don't think I can postpone a third time...) We might find a way yet, but the odds are shrinking rapidly.
We are for sure planning to be at OVFF this year. And we'll definitely be at GAFilk next January! 😀 Hope to see you there if not before!
Thank you for the nice comments on my 'Skippy' track! Now I must listen to your music and find out what filk is...
Hey thanks for sharing your comments on my song "we are quiet men". I was really encouraged by what you said. Happy FAWMing.
Hi Mary! Welcome to FAWM!
Regarding "SwanDragon:" I'm glad you appreciated the mechanical noises. I actually have a clean midi version (I printed out the score so I could place the holes properly, but after punching something like 400 holes in the paper tape, I wanted to use the acoustic version. Lots of acoustic instruments make incidental non-musical sounds like key clicks and string squeaks, and they are part of what gives them character. And truth be told, I wrote the piece around the limitations of the music box, so it would be silly not to use it.