“Singing in church growing up, this blogger can’t help but wonder if she was ever mistaken for an angel. SCHOLZ has a soft, yet very crisp, vocal range unlike any that I’ve ever heard. Reminiscent of Carole King, she delivers her music with a vibrant innocence that draws one in and holds a listener almost hostage in a melodic trance.”
- Danny Coleman
Singer/Songwriter Mary Scholz is in her sixth year of touring the US, promoting her heartfelt melodies and lyrics. Singing since the age of four and writing since about fourteen, her music is a blend of lyric folk, pop and rock with a bittersweet twist that puts her in a category all her own. (But aren’t we all in categories of our own?) Growing up singing in church, Mary’s voice resonates with a clarity and emotion that engages her audience at the first note. Having completed her training with a BFA from the University of the Arts in 2006, Mary is spending her time playing gigs all over the country. In addition, in 2008 Mary kick-started her own independent record label, Ringlet Records, and on December 10, 2010, she released her third EP, “Water Rising.”
Mary is also an actress, and can be found doing work on independent films, commercials and theatre – look for her!
“Mary says it herself” Bio:
Hi there – Mary here – thanks for checking out my page. As you can see, I am a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, but I travel all over, playing shows and meeting people of all kinds of backgrounds. I love my job.
I grew up in Havertown, PA, am one of three children to my two musically inclined parents, and have been singing since I can remember. Even as a kid I remember being fascinated by all things music – my parents both played instruments (piano and guitar…so that’s where I get that from…) and provided the music at our church – so that’s where I got my start as well!
Like any fine-arts loving teenager I was a proud member of the marching band (on flute and eventually as drum major – love for band dorks everywhere!), sang in the choir, participated in the school shows and occasionally wrote for the school newspaper.
After high school I attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, majoring in Musical Theatre and loving every second of the intense music/acting/dancing training.
Since graduation in 2006 I have been traveling from city to city, spreading my love for music wherever I can. I’ve also appeared in a few plays and films along the way, including Iano Film’s production of “The Matter With Clark” which was recently a part of the New York Independent Film Festival, as well as the Fallbrook Film Festival. In 2007 I released my first EP, “Philadelphia Nights,” which is available online at CB Baby, iTunes, Napster…you name it!
My second EP, “The Beauty of It All,” was released on Sunday October 5th, 2008, as the first release on my self-started record label, Ringlet Records.
I have a live album as well, “Mary Scholz Live at the Blue Light Sessions…” which was a fundraiser for my next project…
On December 10, 2010 I released my third, “Water Rising,” and I can’t wait for you to hear it – we brought in a lot more of my country influences – I am extremely proud of this project!
In May of 2011, after 5 years of touring and EP releasing, I relocated from Philadelphia to Los Angeles! So I’m on the west coast now further pursuing my music and film/tv work!
Please give my music a listen and pass it on to anyone who you think would enjoy this folk/rock/pop vibe. Every listener counts!
Thanks so much for your support!