MP3 Mary Arden Collins - Alone with the B-Sides
Mary Arden Collins combines the sound of Sheryl Crow, the passion of Ani DiFranco and the intelligence of John Mayer.
7 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, POP: Today''s Top 40
WXPN DJ Jonny Meister''s description of Mary Arden Collins as "One of the musical surprises of the year!" is no surprise to anyone who has seen (or heard) her perform. On stage, she holds back nothing and captivates her audience with a unique blend of soulful pop. Her strong versatile voice, according to a music critic, "could make the phone book sound melodic".
With acoustic guitar in hand, Mary has won over audiences across the country, touring with Shawn Colvin, David Crosby and Keb'' Mo'' and has opened for such national acts as Fastball, The Doobie Brothers and 10,000 Maniacs. She was a finalist in the National Grand Slam Songwriting Contest, is a NACA Showcase artist and a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
Her CDs "Mary Arden Collins" and "Alone w/ the B-Sides", released on indie label Feelin'' Groovy Records, received commercial radio airplay, while earning critical acclaim from such national publications as "Radio & Records". She recently made the big move to Los Angeles and is recording her new CD with Grammy nominated producer Bill Drescher.
Named after Shakespeare''s mother and the artisan town of Arden, Delaware in which she was born, Mary Arden began writing songs soon after graduating from St. Joseph''s University with a BA in Fine and Performing Arts and English. Her performing skills were honed on the theatrical stages of Wilmington and Philadelphia. Soon after, she created Arden Entertainment, and later Arden Music to devote herself to music full-time. As she said in her commencement speech to the first graduating class at Cab Calloway School of the Arts": "I am living my dream!"