The cities and towns are in trouble
as the factories run out of luck
but the kids keep blowing bubbles
and the bubbles keep floating up
~ Bubbles, Mary McAdams
Des Moines based singer-songwriter Mary McAdams has been supporting area musicians of all sorts for years, from teaching music to students in the schools to hosting the Open Mic at Ritual Cafe, so it's great to see her out there with her own brand new album!
Her self-titled debut tackles a broad range of topics - from keeping the spark alive in married life to corporate greed (and that's just the first two songs!), but all told from the lens of Everywoman. Putting on on the CD is kind of like sitting down with a dear friend and a pot of tea and catching up on the past couple years, chatting openly about everything near to her heart lately. That's not to say it's sleepy or quiet, quite the opposite! The lush, layered production rocks, and Mary's voice soars above it all to drive those stories home.
Join me, DJ Hum, Tuesday from 9-10am for the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour for great music by female singer-songwriters. Interview with Mary will start shortly after 9am.