Mary Karlzen

Mary Karlzen


Mary Karlzen keeps both feet firmly in the folk-rock Americana that has always defined her work…. She's a singer/songwriter in the tradition of John Hiatt and early Joni Mitchell, serious and smart with an unerring eye for detail in her lyrics. Visit -for new music & 2 new videos


Karlzen had been signed to Atlantic Records in 1995, and released the critically acclaimed album, “Yelling at Mary.” She has recently released fifth CD, The Wanderlust Diaries" on Nashville's Dualtone Label. Her music videos have been on regular rotation on VH1, CMT and The Nashville Network. She has played shows with artists like Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Nanci Griffith and many others. The new CD includes guest musicians Garry Tallent (The E- Street Band), John Deaderick (The Dixie Chicks), Ken Coomer (Wilco), Matthew Ryan and Garrison Starr.


Full - length Albums include; 1st CD self titled- "Mary Karlzen" , "Yelling at Mary", "Dim the Watershed", & "The wanderlust Diaries"
EP's include; "Whatever", "Hide"
A Politically Incorrect Christmas - EP 2008
Karlzen's songs appear on 20+ compilations

Set List

Mary typically likes to play one set 60-90 mins,
but will play 2 shorter sets. She mixes her original songs with smartly selected covers. Covers include
artists in the AAA genre such as; Ryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Joni Mitchel, Rickee Lee Jones, Indigo Girls, The Band, Bruce Springsteen & Elvis Costello