Two of my favorite singer/songwriters are an integral part of the
It’s a wonderful collection of original songs that lyrically bring alive the people, places, and their stories: i.e. “The Ballad of Mary Fields” (1832-1914 – A black cowgirl who made a life of crossing boundaries) and “Cedar Tree” (Inspired by Kateri Tekawithe 1656-1680 – A Mohawk Algonquin woman from
Oh My Heart
Emily & Katie
Rhythm of Life
The Ballad of Mary Fields
When Blossoms Talk
Just What You’re Looking For
My personal favorite cuts are Oh My Heart, Emily & Katie, and Rhythm of Life.
Juliet McVicker, a versatile musician on guitar, bass or harmonium, is a fine jazz vocalist, performing with both Pine Street Jazz – an instrumental sextet and as one third of The Blue Gardenias, a jazz vocal trio.
Juliet also has released a terrific CD, “The Blue of Night” - the title cut is an original composition - and the album features three Richard Rodgers tunes. She lists Billie Holiday, Blossom Dearie and Julie London as influences.
The Blue of Night
Baby, Baby All The Time
I Wish I Knew
You’re My Thrill
It Never Entered My Mind
My Funny Valentine
Under A Blanket of Blue
Her renditions of You’re My Thrill, Surrey With The Fringe On Top, and The Blue of Night are cuts I listen to often.
These two fantastic performers often provide harmony vocals for each other, and, just for fun, Mary and Juliet occasionally perform as The Magnolias, joined by “Handsome” Mark Ransom and Rose Lucas, singing vintage country and rock ‘n roll while specializing in three part harmonies.
These lovely and talented women are perhaps the