MARY LAMONT BAND PERFORMS AT THE
LONG ISLAND MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT HALL OF FAME! Mary Lamont Band was honored by being asked to perform at the recently opened
Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame in Stony Brook, NY,
as one of the first bands to perform live there. 1/22/23
MARY LAMONT RELEASES VIDEO OF "NOT FAR FROM HERE" FROM THIRD CD
TOP ALICE COOPER FAN SITE IN UK PROMOTES MARY LAMONT'S CD
FEATURING DENNIS DUNAWAY'S ALT-COUNTRY SONG DEBUT
GOOD TIMES MAGAZINE REVIEWS MARY LAMONT'S CD, SET FOR 9/13/19 RELEASE
MARY LAMONT CELEBRATES WOODSTOCK'S 50TH WITH MORRISON HOTEL GALLERY!
A Woodstock tribute weekend! Friday night 8/9/19 at Morrison Hotel Gallery with official
photographer and MHG co-founder Henry Diltz and Woodstock promoter Michael Lang...
at The Woodstock Lounge NYC with Mary Lamont Band!
Thanks Dan Bassini for these great photos.
MARY LAMONT BAND FEATURED IN NEWSDAY FOR JONES BEACH SHOWS
(photo at 7/16/18 show by Paul Gilmore)
MARY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS AT JONES BEACH!
Mary Lamont Band has been performing at the Jones Beach Bandshell since 1997. Her July 17, 2017
will mark 20 summers at the venue!
Thank you Eileen Lanahan for the poster photo, and Steven Sandick for the
Jones Beach show photos.
MARY ASKED TO SING DUETS WITH NASHVILLE'S DOUG SEEGERS
Mary was thrilled when Doug Seegers asked her to join him for a Christmas duet as well as
on his hit cover of Gram Parson's "We'll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning."
during his Long Island show.
Mary Lamont with Nashville's Doug Seegers (b/w photo by Jim Marchese; color photo by Bob Huebsch)
MARY ASKED BY ALICE COOPER'S DENNIS DUNAWAY TO PROMOTE HIS BIOGRAPHY!
Dennis Dunaway, the original bassist for the Alice Cooper group, asked Mary to help promote
his biography "Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!".
Along with the photograph (taken by Mary's husband/guitarist Jim Marchese)
Dennis asked Mary
to write a piece about her working with Alice Cooper's management and about her band and radio show. Here's the piece that appeared on Facebook:
MARY FEATURED ON COVER OF NEWSDAY'S "EXPLORE LI" SECTION
Mary was chosen to appear, along with Frank Latorre and George Bostick,
on the cover of
Newsday's "Explore LI" section to promote
the annual Cedar Beach Festival, which this year attracted over 7000 attendees.
L-R: Frank Latorre, Mary Lamont, George Bostick (photo by Bruce Gilbert)
MARY SINGS WITH CAROLINE DOCTOROW
Mary was happy to be asked again by singer/songwriter Caroline Doctorow to sing
with her Come What Mays Band
at her Stephen Talkhouse show in Amagansett, NY.
with Caroline Doctorow at Stephen Talkhouse, June 2014
MARY LAMONT TRIO OPENS FOR ROD PICOTT AT UNIVERSITY CAFE STONY BROOK
The Mary Lamont Trio (Mary Lamont, Jim Marchese, Paul Johnston) had the pleasure of doing
an opening set for
Nashville's Rod Picott at the University Cafe, Stony Brook University.
Lamont Trio onstage at University Cafe; with Rod Picott, April 2014
MARY MEETS PATTIE BOYD-HARRISON-CLAPTON
Mary and Jim were thrilled to meet photographer Pattie Boyd at Morrison Hotel Gallery's
"50th Anniversary of the Beatles'
First US Tour" exhibit. Pattie is truly a part of rock history royalty!
with Pattie Boyd
MARY AND JIM HELP RAISE MONEY FOR LI'S FOOD BANKS AT ANNUAL "ELVIS SHOW"
Mary and Jim were again part of the annual "Elvis Show" at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, NY, to raise money
food for Long Island's food banks through RockCANRoll. The yearly event has raised thousands for those in need, and is always fun for the many talented musicians and vocalists who join for the cause.
Jim and Mary at "The Elvis Show, 2014" Photo by Ken Farrell
MARY SINGS SOME CHER IN THE NYRMA SHOW "1965: USA VS. ENGLAND"
Mary Lamont along with singer songwriter Jonathan Geffner, Jim Marchese/Dave Wise/Gil McLean on guitars,
Steve Prisco on bass,
Paul Johnson on piano, Rich Hall on oboe and Tom Ryan on drums,
teamed up to do
Sonny & Cher's anthem "I Got You Babe" at Boulton Center in Bay Shore, NY. Click here or on photo to see video
with Jonathan Geffner, Gil McLean, Jim Marchese & Steve Prisco
Photo by Andrew Fortier
GAINS U.S. CITIZENSHIP
In May 2013 Mary was presented with an American certificate of citizenship,
giving her dual citizen status. "After being a permanent resident for many years, I am honored to officially
be a U.S. citizen!"
MARY LAMONT PERFORMS AT UNIVERSITY CAFE'S ANNUAL BOB DYLAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
In May 2013 Mary and husband Jim Marchese were part of the annual Bob Dylan
at the University Cafe -Stony Brook, hosted by Charlie
Backfish. Mary and Jim did "Don't Think Twice" with the band, which
included Pete & Maura Kennedy, Rod MacDonald, Russ Seeger, Brian Kachejian,
Steve Kaplan, Bill Herman. Thanks Bill Herman for recording, thanks Bart Gallagher for this photo:
JIM MARCHESE DONATES SPRINGSTEEN PRINT TO "PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR SANDY RELIEF" Mary's husband/guitar player Jim Marchese donated
a print to Backstreet.com's
for Sandy Relief" effort, with all proceeds going to the Community Food Bank
of New Jersey
to help families displaced/struggling
from Hurricane Sandy.
Jim, who was
tour photographer for Bruce Springsteen during The River Tour donated an
Proof photograph of Bruce and Clarence.
SINGS WITH EDDIE CLENDENING Mary once again had the pleasure of singing with Eddie Clendening (who
plays Elvis in Broadway's
"Million Dollar Quartet") at a Long Island
show on 4/25/12.
Click here to view
DONATES PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT FOR KACF SILENT AUCTION
and ML Band guitarist Jim Marchese donated a photograph of Bruce Springsteen
and Clarence Clemons onstage, taken in Stockholm, Sweden when Jim was tour photographer,
for a silent auction at the Kristen Ann Carr Fund's annual "Night to Remember"
at Tribeca Grill in New York.
Signed by Bruce, the print raised $5,250 for the
fund. Nice, Jim!
For more info about KACF and to donate, visit www.sarcoma.com
with his photograph of Bruce & Clarence that raised $5,250; Mary with Steve
Van Zandt at KACF event
MARY SINGS WITH
EDDIE CLENDENING & THE BLUE RIBBON BOYS ON ST PADDY'S DAY Eddie Clendening (who plays Elvis in Broadway's "Million Dollar
Quartet") asked Mary up to sing
at his "Sham-rock-a-billy" show on St.Paddy's Day!
& JIM HELP RAISE THOUSANDS FOR LONG ISLAND FOOD BANKS AT "THE ELVIS
SHOW" Mary & Jim were again part of the annual food bank fundraiser The
Elvis Show at the Boulton Center
in Bay Shore, NY.
The sold out show featured many talented Long Island musicians and vocalists
who came together to make a difference.
Thanks to Doug Kaye for this video!
LAMONT BAND PLAYS NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY
OPENING FOR CHARLIE DANIELS BAND! Mary and band performed on 9/10/11 on the NYCB Theatre at Westbury
deck (the first band to do so!) before
The Charlie Daniels Band took the stage inside. What a fun night, and
what a nice guy Charlie is!
Mary Lamont Band on Westbury deck (photos by Anita D'Anca)
Mary, Charlie Daniels and Jim, backstage at NYCB Theatre at
(photo by Anita D'Anca)
HAS HER OWN RADIO SHOW !!!
Mary is a radio DJ on WUSB 90.1 FM, (streaming
live at wusb "dot" fm) hosting
her own version
of Down Home Country! Check Mary's schedule for dates!!!
MEETS UP AGAIN WITH SID BERNSTEIN Mary & Jim ran into legendary promotor/producer Sid Bernstein at Gene Cornish's birthday party at the Red Lion NYC in May. Mr. Bernstein,
who brought the Beatles to the U.S. and managed the Rascals, is 92, sharp, funny
and charming. Go Sid!
VISITS PAL GENE CORNISH Mary & Jim met up with Rascals guitarist Gene
Cornish at The Iridium's Guitar Monsters show in NYC.
Gene put on a fantastic performance alongside Jimmy Vivino, Johnny A, and Arlen
& JIM VISIT FRIEND GARLAND JEFFREYS AT UNIVERSITY CAFE Mary and Jim were happy to see long time pal Garland
Jeffreys who returned to the University Cafe
at Stony Brook University
with his guitarist Alan Friedman for an excellent afternoon
VOTED BAND OF THE YEAR AGAIN!!!
BY NEW YORK METRO COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
The New York Metro Country Music Association announced that the winner
of the 2009 Band of the Year is: The Mary Lamont Band !!!
Thanks to everyone who voted for us
- this is our third time winning,
and we're so honored! (photo
by Loretta Robinson)
& MARY AT KACF FUND EVENT AT ROBERT DENIRO'S TRIBECA GRILL, NYC Mary and Jim were invited guests at the Kristen
Ann Carr Fund event, where Jim donated one of his
limited edition prints
of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band for auction (which
went for $1000
for sarcoma research/treatment). Little Steven
Van Zandt and his wife Maureen were honored
contributors to the cause. And, for the first time in 40 years, all four
of The Rascals (Dino Danelli, Gene Cornish,
Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) played a power-packed set
to the adoring crowd,
with Bruce and Steven sitting in on "Good Lovin'". What a night!
Jim at the KACF event with Little Steven, wife Maureen Van Zandt, and Bruce
MEETS ROCK LEGEND IAN HUNTER
Mary & Jim met
up with the legendary Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople) at his sold out shows at
Jim photographed the show, and stopped backstage to sing
praises: Ian, you've still got it!
SITS IN WITH GREAT MUSICIANS Mary was asked to sit in again for harmony with Caroline
Doctorow at Stephen Talkhouse:
Mary did a couple
tunes with Richard Frank & Stony Creek at the Cupping Room, NYC:
Casey of the Lone Sharks asked Mary to join him and Buzzards members at Rodeo Bar, NYC:
INVITED UP TO SING WITH LES PAUL'S TRIO AT IRIDIUM
Mary & Jim were invited
to see the Les Paul’s Trio (the legendary Lou Pallo-guitar,
Nicki Parrott-bass, John Colianni-piano, with guest drummer Jay Dittamo of Frank
Zappa fame) at Iridium Jazz Club in NYC, with the amazing Jose Feliciano and the Trio asked Mary up to sing to a sold out crowd – wow...
Mary onstage with
Les Paul's trio at Iridium Jazz Club; backstage with Jose Feliciano
& JIM PERFORM AT "ZEVONATHON" AT BANJO JIM'S, NYC Mary and Jim were asked to perform the Warren Zevon song "Disorder
In the House"
(Warren was featured
with Bruce Springsteen on Warren's final
CD before his death), during a stellar night
of Zevon songs called "Zevon-a-thon"
at Banjo Jim's on 11/12/09. The event also included vocal performances
by host Nate Schweber,
Nick Beaudoing, Joe Cassady, Emory Joseph, Serena Jean
Steve Welner, Eleanor Whitmore,
Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Mary
Lee Kortes, Jesse Bates, Charlene McPherson,
Chip Robinson, Aaron Lee Tasjan,
Randy Lee & Tony Graci, Mike Storey, Andy Mullen, Steve Strunsky,
Finn, Lil Mo' & Drina Seay. All joined in a "Werewolves of London"
finale. It was a howling good time!
Ambel called "the Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese version of Disorder
In the House one of the
highlights of Zevonathon"
Jim join host Nate Schweber with a cast of top NYC musicians for Zevonathon at Banjo Jim's
(photos by Eliot Wagner of Now I've Heard Everything)
& JIM MEET LEGENDARY ROCK PHOTOGRAPHERS Mary and Jim had the golden opportunity to meet Jim
Marshall and Ethan Russell, who more
than made their mark in rock photography. They both had shows of their
work at Morrison Hotel Gallery in NYC.
Jim Marshall has photographed jazz legends John Coltrane, Thelonious
Monk and Miles Davis, many rock greats
such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and
those that defined the San Francisco scene. Ethan Russell,
one of the foremost rock photographers in the world, is the only photographer
to have shot album covers of
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.
Two excellent evenings of great stories and outstanding images!
L: Jim & Mary with photographer Jim Marshall (photo by Julio Vega)
R: Jim & Mary with photographer Ethan Russell (photo by Rick Edwards)
& JIM MEET WILLIE NILE What a show! Willie Nile recently performed at the University Cafe at Stony Brook (where Mary opened
Nashville's Jeff Black as well as Canadian supergroup Blackie & the
Rodeo Kings) and talked before
and after the sets.
Check Willie Nile out
when he has a gig near you!
MARY & JIM CATCH UP WITH DINO & GENE AT NEW RASCALS
CONCERT The New Rascals, featuring
Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish, performed a most excellent show at the
Center on Long Island to an enthusiastic crowd, and Mary & Jim were happy
to hang with them before
and after the show. Jim and Mary have worked
with Dino Danelli on several photo projects and gotten to know
Gene over the
years as well. Talented and sweet guys!
MARY & JIM GUESTS AT AVERY FISHER HALL CONCERT
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations
between the US and China,
and the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic
of China, “Redwood, Sino-US Friendship Mid-autumn
was held at Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall in NYC on the afternoon of Oct
4. The redwood,
which was planted by former Chinese and US leaders in
China , has been the symbol of Sino-US friendship. Mary & Jim
guests of this concert, and were happy to see soprano Julia Zhu,
whom they knew from the
Mary Lamont Band's China tour, and who performed American
and Chinese opera selections at the concert.
MARCHESE'S PHOTOGRAPH ON COVER OF NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN BOOK Jim
Marchese's photograph of Bruce Springsteen's silhouette, taken from onstage,
graces the cover of
Louis P. Masur's Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen's American
Vision (Bloomsbury Press).
Available at Amazon.com Jim's
Bruce Springsteen photograph on book cover; Jim mets author Lou Masur at B&N-NYC
VOTED BAND OF THE YEAR
BY NEW YORK METRO COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION!!! The New York Metro Country Music Association announced that the winner
of the 2008 Band of the Year is: The
Mary Lamont Band !!! Thanks to everyone who voted for us - We're
illed and honored!
& JIM PART OF SOLD OUT RAY DAVIES/KINKS CELEBRATION AT UNIVERSITY CAFE Mary Lamont and Jim Marchese shared in a great evening honoring the
music of Ray Davies & the Kinks.
Other performers included James O'Malley,
Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks, Caroline Doctorow, Maura Kennedy,
the Celluloid Heroes (Aaron Palmadessa, Bill Sperl, Tim Strohsnitter, Michele
Sivori & Bill Herman)
with backup singers the Four Floosies.
time was had by all!
Jim & Mary with Celluloid Heroes' Aaron Palmadessa
& Tim Strohsnitter; finale "Lola" (Photos:
& JIM PART OF SOLD OUT DYLAN CELEBRATION AT UNIVERSITY CAFE Mary Lamont and Jim Marchese were honored to be a part of the annual
WUSB Dylan Birthday show at the
University Cafe at SUNY Stony Brook, NY.
The sold out show arranged by WUSB's Charlie Backfish featured
an amazing group
of performers, including Pete and Maura Kennedy, Rod MacDonald, Caroline Doctorow,
Russ Seeger, Rob Stein and Brian Kachejian, with sound by Bill Herman of Paradiddle
Jim and Mary
on their portion of the show was Russ Seeger on
fiddle, Rob Stein on pedal steel,
and Pete Kennedy
on guitar – a magical
Russ Seeger with Jim & Mary at soundcheck for Dylan Birthday
show at University Cafe (Photo: Bart Gallagher)
Jim & Mary at soundcheck; Jim, Mary & Pete Kennedy (Photos:
Rob Stein lends some great pedal steel; Jim and Pete Kennedy
shake on a job well done (Photos:
Final song of Dylan show: Mary, Caroline Doctorow, Jim,
Rod MacDonald, Maura Kennedy, Brian Kachejian, Pete Kennedy
L Band at the Rodeo Bar, NYC (photo by Loretta Robinson)
& JIM MEET UP WITH LITTLE STEVEN AT KRISTEN ANN CARR FUND EVENT Mary and Jim ran into an old pal Little Steven (aka Steve Van Zandt
of the E Street Band,
aka Silvio of "The Sopranos") at the annual
"A Night to Remember" event to benefit the Kristen
Ann Carr Fund.
Jim photographed Steven's first two album covers (and
Mary styled and built the set for the 2nd album) and
was his wedding photographer.
Steven R. Schirripa (Bobby Bacala, Tony's brother-in-law on "The Sopranos")
came to support the event as well.
Jim donated a Bruce Springsteen print (taken in Brussels on tour with Bruce)
for auction to support the Fund.
Mary & Jim with Little Steven; Mary with Steven
R. Schirripa "Bobby Bacala"
with the Bruce Springsteen photograph he donated for auction to benefit Kristen
Ann Carr Fund
by Marc S. Levine)
SINGS WITH SINGER/SONGWRITER CAROLINE DOCTOROW Mary had the pleasure of singing harmony on a special song, Raven
Girl, during the wonderful Caroline
set at Stephen Talkhouse. Raven Girl,
written by Richard Farina, is a track from Caroline's fabulous new CD,
Country-The songs of Mimi & Richard Farina.
Be sure to see Caroline when she performs in your area!
& Caroline; Onstage at Stephen Talkhouse (l-r): Gary Oleyar, Mary, Mick
Hargreaves, Caroline Doctorow and (off-camera) Andrew Carillo
& JIM MEET THE LEGENDARY EDDIE KRAMER Mary & Jim had the wonderful opportunity to meet recording engineer Eddie Kramer at
his photo show opening at the
Hotel Gallery in NYC. Eddie presented an incredible show
of his photographs (with beautiful colorization
of some by AJ Newton) accompanied
by multiple famous songs he engineered, featuring photos of Jimi Hendrix,
Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and many more. Wow, Eddie!
Jim and Mary with the legendary Eddie Kramer (Photo
by AJ Newton)
LAMONT SITS IN WITH RICHARD FRANK AND STONY CREEK AT THE RODEO BAR Mary & Jim stopped by the Rodeo Bar recently to see the amazing
singer/guitarist Richard Frank with his
most excellent band Stony Creek: Mike Weatherly, bass/vocals; Steve Holley, drums; Skip Krevens,
Bruce Kirshner, fiddle/guitar. Richard surprised Mary in the first set by asking her to get up and sing with
Richard Frank & Mary in sync at the Rodeo Bar, NYC; with
Stony Creek members Skip Krevens, Bruce Kirshner, Richard Frank, Steve Holley,
LAMONT & JIM MARCHESE HELP RAISE FOODBANK FUNDS AT ANNUAL ELVIS TRIBUTE Mary Lamont and Jim Marchese were thrilled to take part once again
in the annual Elvis Tribute Fundraiser
in conjunction with RockCanRoll,
where $2000 plus tons of canned foods were collected to help local food banks.
Tom Ciorciari, Mary Lamont & Mick Hargreaves at
Elvis Tribute (photo:Jim Marchese); Jim Marchese performing (photo Emily Pfiefer)
LAMONT TRIO OPENS FOR CANADA SUPERGROUP BLACKIE & THE RODEO KINGS Mary and band members Jim Marchese and Cosmo LoCricchio had the honor
of opening for Canada's
favorite Americana group Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
at the University Cafe in Stony Brook, NY in November,
as part of WUSB's Sunday
Street Acoustic Series. WUSB DJ Charlie Backfish, who puts together all of the
Street shows, said, "Well, in our (almost) five years
of doing concerts at The University Cafe, we've had
some very memorable moments.
This afternoon's show with Blackie and The
Rodeo Kings (Colin Linden,
Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson) and Mary Lamont
opening has to rank near the very top of our shows for sure.
What an incredible
Jim, Mary, Cosmo at University Cafe (Photo:
Colin, Stephen, Tom of BARK at University Cafe (Photo:Jim
Mary and band members with Blackie & the Rodeo Kings:
(L-R): Stephen Fearing, Cosmo, Jim, Colin Linden,
Mary, Tom Wilson (Photo: Bart Gallagher)
Long Island Country Queen
Country vocalist Mary Lamont and husband guitarist Jim Marchese, married for
23 years, led their five-piece country band in entertaining
an audience at Westport’s
Levitt Pavilion tonight for the second
consecutive year. Called the “Queen
of Long Island Country” by Newsday,
Lamont was twice voted
of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association, and was nominated
Country Act by the Long Island Music Awards. Photo by Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
& BAND PERFORM AT YWCA EVENT IN NYC
Mary and the band were the featured performers at YWCA's Family Day,
celebrating 150 years.
Congratulations YWCA on a stellar history!
& JIM SING WITH THE KENNEDYS After their amazing show at the University Cafe, the Kennedys asked
a surprised and thrilled Mary and Jim
onstage to sing with them during their
encore. Thanks Maura & Pete!
(Mary & Jim
performed at the University Cafe
March 30th, opening for Nashville songwriter
Jim & Mary with Maura & Pete Kennedy (photo
by Gavin Melton)
& JIM MEET AND SIT IN WITH BILL KIRCHEN Mary Lamont and husband Jim Marchese had the pleasure of meeting the
"Titan of the Telecaster",
guitarist Bill Kirchen with his band Too
Much Fun at their show at the Rockaway Lobster House in January.
was of course one of the original members of the band Commander Cody &
the Lost Planet Airmen...
and he's the man behind that famous, fabulous
lead in "Hot Rod Lincoln", among other amazing guitar work.
Mary and Jim by asking if they'd like to sit in with the band - Wow! Thanks
Bill - a true honor.
Mary and Bill Kirchen; Jim with Bill Kirchen; Bill and Mary
LENNON PHOTO EXHIBITION FEATURES JIM MARCHESE IMAGE "DAKOTA MOURNING" The largest photograph in the Proud Galleries (London) John Lennon photo exhibition
will be a 30X40" print
taken by Mary Lamont's husband/guitar player Jim
Marchese entitled "Dakota Mourning". The photograph was made
during the day of John Lennon memorial in Central Park a few days after his
death in 1980.
Jim Marchese with "Dakota Mourning"
SPRINGSTEEN PHOTO EXHIBITION FEATURES JIM MARCHESE'S IMAGES
(Click on image for larger version)
Mary Lamont's husband/lead guitarist Jim Marchese had the largest number
of photographs in a
London group photo exhibition featuring images of Bruce
Springsteen. Marchese was tour photographer
for Bruce in Germany, Switzerland,
France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway
and Britain during
Springsteen’s River tour. The photographs, which had never appeared in
a gallery, were
exhibited at Proud Galleries in London from October 26 –
December 2, 2007.
of Jim Marchese’s work can be seen at jimmarchese.com
An video interview/tour with Jim Marchese of this Proud Gallery show can be
seen here A
BBC radio interview with Jim Marchese can be heard here
Mary Lamont with film director David Lynch, singer/songwriter
Donovan and husband
Jim Marchese at BBC Radio, appearing on the same show. David
and Donovan were
promoting The David Lynch Foundation for consciousness-based education. (Photo by Sarah Mclean)
MEETS UP WITH EARL SCRUGGS AFTER A LONG TIME....
Mary and husband Jim Marchese had the pleasure of seeing Earl Scruggs perform
at BB King's in NYC in October (Earl's in his 80s and still astounding - go
see him!). When Mary was very young, she worked for
Earl's booking agent
and typed Earl's performance contracts, and had a great phone friendship
Earl's late great wife/manager Louise. Mary got a chance to reminisce
backstage with Earl
and sons Randy and Gary. What a thrill, what a legendary
LUCKY CHINA MOVIE NOMINATED IN FILM FESTIVAL
The movie How Lucky China about the Mary Lamont Band
China tour, directed by award-winning
Abbey, was nominated Best Documentary in the Long Island Big Fish
Film Festival! About
the film: The United States and China Foundation picked THE MARY LAMONT
Long Island group, to represent American music in China.
This ground-breaking tour of
Mainland China was the first of its kind for country
music. Mary and her band traveled over 23,000 miles
and performed in Sheyang,
Dalian, Guizhou Province, Xiamen, Beijing and Nanjing. This movie follows
on a magical musical tour across China, proving once again that music
really is the universal language.
SPRINGSTEEN PHOTO EXHIBITION FEATURES JIM MARCHESE'S IMAGES
Mary Lamont's husband/lead guitarist Jim Marchese will have the largest number
of photographs in a
London group photo exhibition featuring images of Bruce
Springsteen. Marchese was tour photographer for Bruce
in Germany, Switzerland,
France, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Britain during
Springsteen’s River tour. The photographs, which have never appeared in
a gallery, will be exhibited at
in London from October 26 –
December 2, 2007. Limited editions of the images will be
for sale at the gallery,
as well as on the Proud website at http://www.proud.co.uk
Samples of Jim Marchese’s work can be seen at http://www.jimmarchese.com
All of Jim's images at the
show are printed by Duggal New York.
RADIO ADDS MARY LAMONT SONG TO NEW! ARTISTS COUNTRY SITE
Connecticut’s country radio Country 92.5 added Mary Lamont's
song “You Walked Away” from her CD
“How Lucky” to the New! artists site.
TO USE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN PHOTO BY JIM MARCHESE The BBC will use a photograph of Bruce Springsteen taken by Mary Lamont
Band's guitarist Jim Marchese
for their 7-part series, The
Seven Ages of Rock, showing in the UK, with possible future showings in the
More of Jim's photography can be viewed at JimMarchese.com
MARY LAMONT LISTED AMONG HUGE STARS ON UPPERNORTHSIDE.COM SITE The Canadian site UpperNorthSide.com features Canadian musical artists performing in the New York
Mary Lamont is currently featured (listing her Jones Beach dates) on their music
alongside stars such as k.d.lang,
Diana Krall, and Michael Bublé.
The listing reads: Mary Lamont
June 25, July 16, August 6, August 13, September 3
Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell,
Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
This summer Long Island-based Canadian singer-songwriter Mary Lamont and her
band reprise their
annual series of performances at the Jones Beach Boardwalk
Bandshell. Dubbed the `queen of
Long Island country,` by Newsday, Lamont has
been the recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards for the past five years.
LAMONT IS MAY 2007'S ARTIST OF THE MONTH ON LONG ISLAND BLUES SOCIETY WEBSITE! Mary Lamont is the Featured Artist of the Month!
LAMONT BAND IS VOTED "BAND OF THE YEAR" BY NEW YORK METRO CMA The New York Metro Country Music Association has just voted Mary Lamont
Band their 2006 BAND OF THE YEAR!
& JIM VISIT JERRY DOUGLAS & BAND AT IMAC Mary & Jim were so happy to see the Jerry
Douglas Band live at IMAC Theater in Huntington
(Jim photographed Jerry's
solo CD, The Best Kept Secret, for Koch Records).
See Jerry &
Band when they come to your town - amazing!
LAMONT MEETS FELLOW CANADIAN, SINGER/SONGWRITER FRED EAGLESMITH Mary had the pleasure of meeting an outstanding singer/songwriter from
her neck of the woods, Fred Eaglesmith,
who performed at the University Cafe in Stony Brook in February.
LAMONT MEETS UP WITH PAL GARLAND JEFFREYS AT STONY BROOK'S UNIVERSITY CAFE Mary and her good friend Gail had not seen Garland
Jeffreys for many years, and had the opportunity in January
to say hello
and hear Garland and Garland's longtime guitarist Alan Freedman at the University