Captivating vocals, catchy, offbeat guitar picking and a swig of poetry, you can see why Mary Webb has been described as “a shining light” in the Adelaide Folk scene.
With familial ties to both Adelaide and Melbourne, Mary has spent much of the past few years travelling between the two, establishing a reputation as an innovative performer and songwriter. A strong background in classical and choral music has her in good stead, though her music now also suggests Jazz and Folk have been powerful influences. Mary’s songs are thoughtful yet frank, exploring human fragility, self-discovery and connection.
Mary’s new album ‘Love Like Planets’ was recorded at Snowghost Studios in Montana, USA with studio owner and engineer Brett Allen (Death Cab For Cutie, Swell Season, Matmos, Wayne Hotvitz, Justin Townes Earl), and local South Australian producer Mike Kirkham. While her previous releases have been predominantly acoustic, the new album also features an impressive four-piece studio band from Portland, Oregon. Band mates include Cory Gray (keys, trumpet; has played for Darren Hanlon, The Dandy Warhols, Decemberists, Mirah), Daniel Hindman (guitar; co-creator of the band Pure Bathing Culture), Brian Wright (drums; Pure Bathing Culture) and Zachary Tillman (bass; Pearly Gate Music, regularly plays for Fleet Foxes).
“This was no ordinary voice. No banal lyrics. The melody was pure and unassuming, natural and deeply communicative.”
“an original musical prodigy”
Peter Familari – StereoNet
All songs composed by Mary Webb
Mary Webb: vocals, guitar, triangle
Daniel Hindman: electric guitars, backing vocals
Zac Tillman: electric bass, synth, backing vocals
Corey Gray: keys (piano/synths), trumpet, backing vocals
Brian Wright: drums, percussion, backing vocals
Michael Kirkham: backing vocals
Loren Kate: backing vocals
Recorded at Snowghost Music, Whitefish, MT, USA
Engineered by Brett Allen
Produced by Michael Kirkham
Mixed by Bretty Allen & Tim Brierly
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Burbank, CA, USA
Album artwork by Wendy Webb at Silverwebb Studios
“Captivating vocals, catchy, offbeat guitar picking and a swig of poetry, you can see why Mary Webb has been described as “a shining light” in Adelaide’s Folk scene.”
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