Called the “Queen of Long Island Country” by Newsday and the Christian Science Monitor, MARY LAMONT was three times voted Band of the Year by the New York Metro Country Music Association, and was twice voted Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the New Jersey Country Music Association.
Born and raised in rural Ontario, Mary is honored as an ASCAP Audio Portrait on ASCAP.COM. She has appeared several times in ASCAP’s prestigious Playback Magazine. Mary and her husband Jim are recipients seven years running for ASCAP Plus Awards, for performance of their original songs.
Mary and her band completed a groundbreaking tour of Mainland China, headlining in Shenyang, Dalian, Guiyang, Xiamen, Beijing and Nanjing. Mary and the band will be returning to China in the near future. For photos including the China performance tour, please visit WWW.MARYLAMONT.COM.
Mary and the band have performed multiple weekly concerts at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell for many summer seasons. Mary was featured in Newsday’s special section celebrating Jones Beach’s 75th Anniversary.
Selections from her debut CD “You Don’t Have to Knock” and her second CD “How Lucky” (Lammar Records) have been played on many overseas stations, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Scotland and Ireland. Domestically, selections have been played on WFUV 90.7 (NYC), WUSB 90.1 (Long Island), WFDU 89.1 (New Jersey) and others.
Famed Nashville writer/historian and tough critic Robert K. Oermann, who was one of the judges on USA Network's first "Nashville Star" competition, gave Mary an Honorable Mention for her song "Sweepin' the Floor" (from Mary’s debut CD “You Don’t Have To Knock”) in his review column in Music Row Magazine, Nashville's premiere music business publication. Of “Ontario” (from Mary’s second CD “How Lucky”) Oermann said “the track has a cool, almost Celtic feel that combines marshall drumming, gentle acoustic guitars, steel and minor key electric touches...she sounds quite enjoyable.”
SOME VENUES PLAYED BY MARY LAMONT:
Americana Fair, Sayville, NY
Town of Babylon Fall Festival, Lindenhurst, NY
Bar Beach FamilyFest, Port Washington, NY
Belmont Park Racetrack, Elmont, NY
Berkner Hall, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY
Bronx Zoo, Bronx, NY
Brookhaven Amphitheater, Farmingville, NY
CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY
Chelsea Piers, New York, NY
CHINA TOUR: Shenyang, Dalian, Guiyang, Xiamen, Beijing,Nanjing
City Center, Danbury, CT
EAB Plaza, Uniondale, NY
Earthstock, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow (Afternoon Delights Series)
Fall Festival at Huntington - Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage
Glen Cove Fall Festival
Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck & Jamesport, NY
Hill Country, New York, NY
IMAC Theater, Huntington, NY
Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell (weekly summer concerts)
Juniper Valley Park, Middle Village, NY
Levitt Pavilion, Westport, CT
Lido Beach Town Park
Long Beach Summer Concert Series
Long Island Country Music Association Dances
Longwood Estate, Ridge, NY (Brookhaven Country Fair)
Matty T’s Roadhouse USA, Deer Park, NY
Monmouth Park Racetrack, Oceanport, NJ
Morgan Park, Glen Cove, NY
New Jersey Music & Arts Festival, Clifton, NJ
New York Metro Country Music Association, Glendale, NY
Oyster Bay, NY – OysterFest and “Music Under the Stars”
Pat Garrett Amphitheater, Strausstown, PA (opened for Bryan White)
Patchogue Bandshell, Patchogue, NY
Port Jeff American Music Festival, Port Jefferson, NY
Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn, NY
Port Jeff Ferry - Country Cruise
Queens County Farm Museum
Queens Zoo, Queens, NY
Riverhead Country Fair
Sayville Fall Festival
Smith Point Park Fourth of July Festival
Starlight Ballroom at the Polish American Hall, Port Washington, NY
Strawberry Festival, Bellmore, NY
Terrace Club, Stamford, CT
University Café’s Sunday Street Acoustic Series, Stony Brook, NY
Vanderbilt Planetarium, Centerport, NY
Westbury Music Fair (opened for Delbert McClinton, Marshall Tucker)
WUSB 90.1 FM – Mary guest host several times on “Down Home Country” radio show
YWCA Family Day, New York, NY
…and many, many library shows!
Mary Lamont: Lead vocals, percussion
Jim Marchese: Lead guitar, harmonica
Cosmo: Bass guitar, harmony vocals
Skip: Pedal Steel Guitar
What to Expect
The Mary Lamont Band plays upbeat original country and country-rock tunes plus contemporary and traditional country and country-rock covers. This band is suitable for all ages: Mary goes over exceptionally well with everyone, from very small children to seniors. Even folks who don't like country come back for more -- Mary's energy level is infectious!
Our band was hired for the 50th birthday party of an ABC News executive (who produces Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer & John Quinones) as well as other prestigious corporate events and private parties of many types. Mary and the band have performed multiple dates at the Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell for many summers, and headlined at IMAC Theater in Huntington, Brookhaven Nat'l Labs' Berkner Hall and many, many more (please see venue list in our full bio).
Band is self-contained, or can provide a stage plot if you wish us to use your sound system
Past Booked Dates:
02-14-2009 — Valentines Dance, Glendale, NY
01-24-2009 — Elvis Tribute/RockCanRoll fundraiser for food banks, Deer Park,NY
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