M A R Y   L A M O N T

E-mail us at :   info (at) mary lamont (dot) com

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Mary Lamont's CDs are now available for sale ONLINE!
To order latest  CD "How Lucky" online:  CLICK HERE

To order latest  CD
"How Lucky" online:  CLICK HERE

Mary Lamont, vocals, tambourine
Jim Marchese, electric & acoustic guitars, harmonica
Jeff Lampert, pedal steel
Cosmo LoCricchio, bass guitar, backup vocals on That You’ll Be Lovin’ Me
Frank Patterson, drums, egg and “Havana” claves, backup vocals on That You’ll Be Lovin’ Me
John Pandolfo, backup vocals on Count Me In & I’ll Walk With You
Buddy Merriam, mandolin on That You’ll Be Lovin’ Me
Rich Campbell, piano on Poor Girl Blues, You Walked Away; accordion on How Lucky, Ontario
Thamesville Memorial Choir on I’ll Walk with You

Executive Producer: Jim Marchese
Produced by Jim Marchese, John Pandolfo & Mary Lamont
Recorded at Niteflight Productions, Brentwood, New York
Engineered and Mixed by John Pandolfo
Mastered by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters, Nashville, Tennessee
Vocal Arrangements by Mary Lamont & John Pandolfo
Concept, Art Direction & Design: Bill Miller
Photography: Jim Marchese, Leslye Abbey and Eric Marchese

 

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"You Don't Have to Knock" at CD Baby:
  CLICK HERE

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Mary Lamont, vocals
Jim Marchese, electric & acoustic guitars
John Pandolfo, bass, acoustic guitar on track 8
Andy Witt, drums
Tommy Lopez, pedal steel on track 2, 3, 4, 7
Skip Krevens, pedal steel on track 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
Karl Schwarz, keyboards on track 3, 4, 7
Buddy Merriam, mandolin on track 9

Produced by Jim Marchese, John Pandolfo & Mary Lamont
Engineered and Mixed by John Pandolfo
at Niteflight Productions, Brentwood, NY
Mastered by Scott Hull at Classic Sound, NYC
Vocal Arrangements by Mary Lamont & John Pandolfo
Photography: Jim Marchese
Album Concept: Jim Marchese
Art Direction & Design: Bill Miller

To order CDs by mail: Send bank money order or postal money order only, in US dollars only, to:

Mary Lamont
P.O. Box 957, Brentwood, NY 11717  U.S.A.

U.S. residents:  $16.00  ($10 plus $6.00 priority mail shipping/packaging)

                   or  $13.00  ($10 plus $3.00 regular 1st class shipping/packaging)

Canadian residents:   $14.00 US ($10 plus $4 shipping/packaging)

International residents:   $18.00 US ($10 plus $8 shipping/packaging)

Mary Lamont goes to Korea !

Through an international exchange program, four individuals were selected from Long Island to visit South Korea for a month.  They were asked to bring with them something which represented their homeland to present to four host families in various Korean cities.  One of the U.S. participants, Janine Manheim, renowned painter of religious icons, chose to bring Mary Lamont's CD, "You Don't Have to Knock".  

Listening to a few bars of the first track, the Korean hosts immediately exclaimed "Country!" and were thrilled to receive the CD, and now listen to Mary's brand of country all the time. Music breaks the language barrier again ! 

Songs from Mary's CD have been featured on:

WFUV 90.7 FM (thank you John Platt) 

WUSB 90.1 FM  (thank you Walt Simson)

WFDU 89.1 FM  (thank you Rob Burrows)

WGBB 1240 AM  (thank you Diane Corrado & Vic Fusco)

AND THANKS TO OUR NEW RADIO FRIENDS OVERSEAS WHO ARE PLAYING OUR SONGS:

BELGIUM:

Radio Beiaard (thank you Urbain Van Geerteruy)

Locale Radio VRW (thank you Lucien Boes)

DENMARK:

Radio Roskilde (thank you Dan Hansen)

Radio HLR (thank you Bente Kyed)

Radio NR (thank you Anne-Lykke Elling)

FRANCE:

103.8 Brest (thank you Alain Demers)

GERMANY:

HRH Radio (thank you Gerd Stassen)

EVW Radio (thank you Hermann Lammers Meyer)

HOLLAND: 

Country-Time Radio (thank you Dick and Ingrid Adriaensen)

**#7 on Dutch Country Line Dance Chart!**

Noordenveld-FM (thank you Joris Smits) 

Radio Winschoten (thank you Theo Oldenburg)

BRTO Radio  (thank you Alex Pijnen)

WRO Radio  (thank you Jan Vergouwen)

Radio Rucphen  (thank you Ries Verwijmeren)

IRELAND:

JRRI Radio (thank you Joe Vincent)

KCR97/CFM103.5 (thank you Chuck "Dusty Dog" Wilson)

SCOTLAND:

BBC Radio Shetland (thank you James Pearson)

Lochbroom FM (thank you Sheena Guy)

NEW ZEALAND:

Invercargill (thank you Neil Murch & Noel Parry)

 

Five songs from Mary's CD appear in Leslye Abbey's film "Bob's Rolling Reefer" about a refrigerator truck driver's adventures, winner of "Best Documentary" at the Long Island Film Festival.  The film will air later this summer on Metro Thirteen/WNET.

- produced by Jim Marchese, John Pandolfo and Mary Lamont

- engineered & mixed by John Pandolfo, Niteflight Productions, LI

- mastered by Scott Hull, Classic Sound Inc., NYC

Mary is especially delighted that Scott Hull was involved in this project. Many great artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Alanis Morissette & Steely Dan have trusted his creativity.

Here's what reviewers are saying about Mary Lamont's CD:

Performance:  A         Songwriting:   A       Sound Quality:   A

OK, so we are a little late with this one.  But a good album that came out a while ago is still a good album, and Mary Lamont's "You Don't Have to Knock" is very good.  It will knock you off your barstool.

When Lamont's country twang and high, lonesome timbre team up with hubby Jim Marchese's geetar, you'll be transported to that great honky-tonk in the sky.  Throw in Tommy Lopez's pedal steel contributions and Buddy Merriam's guest mandolin spot, and you'll want to stick around.  But ya'll knew that already.

"You Don't Have to Knock" kicks up dust from the get-go.  "Sweepin' the Floor" could be a new-country hit, and "Get Twanged" is a fun, rockin' romp.  Lamont can also emote with the best of 'em, in this case, on Russ Alexander's "So Nice to See You Again."  It's nice to know she cares.  -Kevin Amorim, Newsday

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Believe it or not, Long Island actually has a pretty strong country music scene. From several excellent original bands to clubs such as Matty T's Nashville USA, country fans have lots of options in this area.

One of them is country artist Mary Lamont. "You Don't Have to Knock", (Lammar Records) Lamont's debut album, ranges from the upbeat and fun "Sweepin the Floor" to the heartfelt ballad, "So Nice to See You Again". Fans of country and singer/songwriters will definitely appreciate this talented artist.

It's easy to see why Mary Lamont has created such a buzz from her live performances, scoring a nomination for Best Country Artist in the Long Island Music Awards and opening for The Marshall Tucker Band at the Westbury Music Fair's 2nd Annual Long Island Country Music Festival. What I liked about the CD is that it doesn't fall into the stereotype of country music as, well, redneck music. The songs are sophisticated, stylish and spirited. Even jaded city folk and suburbanites will be able to appreciate Mary's singing and songwriting abilities.

The CD is available at stores throughout the area as well as at her live performances. You can hear song clips at her website, www.marylamont.com. Even if you don't consider yourself a country music fan, it is still worth a listen to this talented and charismatic artist. -Ed Johnson, Inside Connection Magazine

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Two words can be used to sum up Long Island Country Queen Mary Lamont's new album "You Don't Have to Knock": classic country.  From the very beginning with the hip-swaying "Sweeping the Floor", Lamont shows off her talent and ability as a songwriter/performer that nominated her for Best Country Act in the Long Island Music Awards.  

Songs like "Get Twanged" and "Dance in a Line" have a fun beat, and sure hit "Just Come On In" is country at its best. Lamont carries her own charisma into the album. The songs are hospitable and catchy, with spirited vocals and some very impressive guitar plucking.

Originally from farmlands in Canada, Lamont has grown a name for herself on Long Island, participating and playing for just about every country event Nassau and Suffolk has to offer.  Long Island is very lucky to have her, and "You Don't Have to Knock" is reason enough to promenade her down the Expressway.  - Joseph Amorini, Long Island Entertainment

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It's a rockin' country gig....Mary sings in a style reminiscent of Reba's, but with more conviction....She's rockin'!  Mary's sidekick in life, Jim Marchese, is that guitar-slinging fellow she totes around with her.  When I fired up "Just Come On In", the first instrumental lick that grabbed me was Jim's guitar.  I had an instant and intense Duane Eddy flashback.  Now I ask ya, how bad could that be? One second he's Eddy lowdown slinky twang, then he rips into Knopfler-sounding upper end riffs...What was so cool for me was, those guitar pieces were not like clone chops.  They were very unique and tasty....It's magic when you can do that...it's called style, and they do that in so many ways.  It's guaranteed fun from these folks! -Bill Atkins, AudioCandy.com

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Mary Lamont has been bringing old-school twang to the boot scooters for several years now, and her new release You Don't Have to Knock is a strong collection of catchy tunes that stay true to country tradition while adding a surprising rockabilly kick. The pulsing shuffle of "Get Twanged" is a highlight, with Jim Marchese's popping Roy Nichols-meets Scotty Moore guitar licks and smooth backup vocals reminiscent of the Jordanaires. "Just Come On In" is another winner, with its vintage Sun Studios vibe and smooth steel guitar work, while the waltz "It Filled Up Her Mind" features delicate mandolin from local legend Buddy Merriam. "Lock the Door" is vintage honky tonk swing, with Lamont's voice breaking in all the right places, and Russell Alexander's "Band of Gold" has the country -rock feel of Linda Ronstadt or Emmylou Harris' seventies recordings.  Overall, You Don't Have to Knock is a satisfying collection of memorable songs that scores another point for country music from north of the Mason-Dixon line.  -Dave Isaacs, Aural Fix Communique Magazine

Available now at all our live performances

Tower Records, Huntington, NY

-or-

by mail (see below)

Click here to hear samples from the CD

You Don't Have to Knock (Lammar Records) is the much-anticipated CD from Canadian-born, Long Island Music Awards nominee Mary Lamont.

An upbeat assortment of timeless, roots-oriented country with modern interpretations, for listening, dancing, snuggling or whatever makes you feel good....Rockin', twangin', western swingin', reflecting...this does it just right!

Catchy originals by Mary Lamont and husband Jim Marchese are written with heartfelt and honest emotions, foot-stompin' to softly poignant...from loves gained to loves lost...from Just Come On In to Already Over You....from That You'll Be Lovin' Me to Lock the Door...from Take this Ride to Get Twanged. Other songs include Sweepin' the Floor, It Filled Up Her Mind, Dance in a Line, as well as Russ Alexander's Band of Gold and So Nice To See You Again.

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"She's putting Long Island on the map when it comes to the sweet sounds of country music."
- News 12

"Best Bet" - Newsday

"...likely the first step towards a promising career...a force to be reckoned with in their field. (Her show is) a must see for fans of contemporary country"
- Brendan Manley, Good Times

"...spirited vocals and singing in the tradition of Patsy Cline and other classic country singers...Lamont manages to portray a wide range of emotions and impressive vocal versatility... a singer/songwriter with great potential"
- Amy Frushour Kelly, Island Ear

"...collection of tight, evocative originals." - Elizabeth Weitzman, Voice

"A simple yet powerful group of songs" -Scott Hull, Chief Mastering Engineer, Classic Sound Inc., NYC

"This is what new country should be"  - Walt Simson, "Down Home Country"  WUSB 90.1 FM

To order CDs by mail: Send bank money order or postal money order only, in US dollars only, to:

Mary Lamont
P.O. Box 957, Brentwood, NY 11717  U.S.A.

U.S. residents:  $16.00  ($10 plus $6.00 priority mail shipping/packaging)

                   or  $13.00  ($10 plus $3.00 regular 1st class shipping/packaging)

Canadian residents:   $14.00 US ($10 plus $4 shipping/packaging)

International residents:   $18.00 US ($10 plus $8 shipping/packaging)

 

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