Mary Ann Casale is an Americana and blues songwriter, a guitarist, and a recording artist who has a voice unlike any other. Her unique sound makes her performances mesmerizing.
Mary Ann Casale is an eclectic singer-songwriter who always delivers an honest performance. Her voice is rich, pure, and refreshingly melodic. Meanwhile, her guitar playing skills are defined by a deft fingerpicking style, which is reminiscent of one of her early and most revered influences—the Reverend Gary Davis. Mary Ann’s music may range from sultry jazz-blues to country blues—with tinges of rootsy folk and Americana—but it is always soulful.
She is currently performing with Tas Cru in their duo, Eclipse ~ The Mary Ann Casale & Tas Cru Acoustic Reverie. Also she performs with the Tas Cru band as backing vocalist. Tas and Mary Ann have co-written a number of songs and she assists in arranging as well as sings on his latest albums.
Mary Ann started playing music professionally at a young age and all through her college years. After a 25-year hiatus, Mary Ann’s life took another turn, and she shook off the dust from her now vintage Gibson acoustic. Mary Ann started writing and performing again, sharing the stage with talented musicians in her locale in northern New York state where she resides today.
In 2014, she released an all-acoustic album, Running Out of Time. It was aptly titled given her long absence from writing and performing. Purchase Running Out of Time here.
Mary Ann soon released another album in 2016 titled Restless Heart—an album that needed a full band’s effort to finish. This was produced by Tas Cru and featured several musicians from his touring band. https://li.sten.to/maryanncasale_restlessheart
Besides performing solo, Mary Ann regularly plays in an acoustic duo with Tas Cru and joins his full band for bigger tours and festival shows occasionally. She can be heard on Cru’s last two albums and will be featured on his upcoming 2018 release, for which she has penned two songs, including the title track, Memphis Song.
With the release of Memphis Song, she has much success with both the title song and Heal My Soul, which enjoyed a top ten spot on the Roots Music Charts in both the blues singles and contemporary categories.
After a year-long break from live performances due to the shutting down of venues during COVID-19 in 2020. 2021 brought her back out on the road both in the US and in Germany. She has co-written and arranged as well as performed on Tas' last three albums Drive On (2020, Broke Down Busted Up (2021), and Riffin' The Blue (releasing in 2023).
New projects are on the horizon for 2024
~~~ Nov. 2022