Oh my goodness it’s true. Read all about it here!
I am recording “Girl Next Door” as a single and will be donating 100% of the profits of the single to combat Human Trafficking. Please check back soon for it’s iTunes availability.
Ben Kieffer of Iowa Public Radio’s River to River show did a program about Human Trafficking on 11/29/12. Ben played a demo of my song. You can listen to the archived broadcast here: http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/human-trafficking
If you would like to learn more and get involved to help put an end to Human Trafficking, please visit The Network Against Human Trafficking.
WooHOO folks! It is such an honor to be named a Regional Finalist in such a prestigious contest. I am humbled. If you are reading this before the end of September, 2012, please vote for me. You can only vote ONCE. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!! Scroll down to my video and vote.
Read all about it over here at my newsletter. Read the newsletter.
I’m on the Taylor Guitar website! Woot! You can read all about it and watch the video here: http://www.marymcadams.com/2012/05/31/may-blog/
THANKS Taylor Guitars. MWAH!
Mary got news that she has received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Telluride Troubadour Songwriting Contest! From her newsletter:
“My big news is that I’ve received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Telluride Troubadour Contest! It may just an Honorable Mention to you, but to me, it’s HUGE. As Caleb Hawley wrote when he was a finalist last year, “It’s a nationally recognized songwriter competition for people who aren’t famous. Contestants are judged on the quality of the song’s composition, vocal delivery, and the overall performance. Some of the past winners you may have heard of include Catie Curtis, Deb Talan of “The Weepies”, Cosy Sheridan, Kris Delmhorst, Mitch Barrett, Robby Hecht and Brian Joseph. Pretty sweet, eh?” Yeah, pretty sweet. I’ve been entering this contest for years and lots and lots of winners start out as Honorable Mentions. It means that Telluride knows I exist; they’ve put my name on their website and they have linked to my website! I’m pretty happy. Playing at this years’ festival will be John Prine, Alison Krauss, John Fogerty, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby and more.
I ain’t there yet, but it’s a start! Check out the Festival here: Telluride Bluegrass Festival”
Texas, here we come!
I’m super happy to announce that I’ve just been named a semi-finalist in this years Songwriter Serenade Songwriting Competition in Texas. I’ll leave May 4, 2012 for Texas. My airplane tickets are purchased and I’m ready to go! I’ll include more details in this months Newsletter. I’m waiting on a link from folks at Taylor Guitars before I send it out. How’s that for a teaser….? I’m super excited to tell you about that as well.
If you haven’t signed up to get my Newsletter, you’ll have to sign up on my website. I’m working with a brand new, spanky marketing team and they do everything by the book. To get my Newsletters you have “opt in”. They’re trying to keep me honest. Good luck guys!
Links to the Songwriters Serenade below. Talk to you soon!
James C. McKinley Jr. said on October 18, 2011 in the New York Times article, that “the occupy Wall Street protest lacks an anthem”.
No, James, it doesn’t. You just haven’t found it yet.
It’s right here: http://www.marymcadams.com/Greed
Please click on the link to download ‘Greed’. Please share it.
Please click the on the New York Times article to email James and tell him about my song.
Thank you for your help. Thank you for your support.
The Occupy Wall Street protest lacks an Anthem by James C. McKinley Jr. Once there, click on James’s name to email him about my song.
I’m hitting the road again. I’m working on new songs, putting up videos on YouTube, and having a lot of fun with live music.
I’d like to see you.
My favorite thing to do is house concerts, where I can really get to know the people I play for (and with!). These events are so much fun, and so memorable, that it’s a growing national trend. American Airlines did a story on it last December, and CNN is doing a story about it next month. Are you a little bit curious?
- Watch the short video that people use to promote these great events to their friends. http://youtube.com/watch?v=try-z4-4h04
- If you think your living room is too small, you’ll LOVE this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8TQmolyuHg
I’d love to play for you and your friends, so please contact me if you are interested. We can compare calendars and decide when I could be in your area.
How much does it cost? Almost nothing! Read the free guide to find out how. http://bit.ly/cKQzQm
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to talk with you about it!
Mary has been invited to perform her song “Wind is the Way” for the 2011 Iowa Wind Energy Association Annual Conference. Mary will be performing right before the keynote address given by Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association from Washington, DC.