About the Artist
Mary Everhart is a professional blues, classic and southern rock musician (vocalist, guitarist and composer) based in Atlanta Georgia. She was born and raised in Tallahassee FL, and has been performing with various local and regional bands for the past 25 years. She has shared the stage with artists Lonnie Shields (Living Blues Magazine's winner, best blues album 1993), and Kingsnake recording artist, Charles Atkins, as well as other talented and influential musicians. She has also shared stages with Johnny Marshall "The Sauce Boss", Bill Wharton, Chick Willis, and Blind Mississippi Morris.
Additionally, she has also performed for former Florida Governor, Ruben Askew. Her earliest performances were for her family singing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the age of three. In the third grade she raised eyebrows at "Show and Tell" by bringing in a 45 rpm of "Green Onions" by one of her musical influences, Booker T and the MG's. The major influences on Mary's music include Motown favorites, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Albert King, Bobby "Blue" Bland and Etta James, among a wide range of others.
A review of her first album, "Mary Thornton Rottweiler Blues", in Blues Revue Magazine (Jan-Feb '99) compared her voice to Koko Taylor and Lou Ann Barton. Singing in the church choir in her early years, Mary knew she wanted to also play guitar. She finally got her first guitar when she was twelve and taught herself to play by sitting for hours with a "Mel Bay Instructional Guide" book. She honed her skill by practicing and watching others play. It wasn't easy for a left-handed person to learn to play right-handed, but she persevered.
Mary has performed in Bars, Clubs, Festivals, Private Parties and Benefits throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama and South Carolina. Her release, 'Distant Star" is Mary's second recording and is on sale now on the Internet at Cdbaby.com and features her "effortless" vocal style on original material that comes straight from her heart, and her life.
Mary Everhart has finally released a new CD "Distant Star" that tells the story of the ups and downs of a southern blues woman with a little humor thrown in to boot.