Mary Lamont

Mary Lamont

 New York City, New York, USA
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Mary Lamont has been called "Queen of Long Island Country" in Newsday & Christian Science Monitor, voted Band of the Year by NY Metro CMA, & voted Singer/Songwriter of the Year by New Jersey CMA, & is featured on ASCAP.COM's Audio Portraits. Mary was the first American country act to tour China.

Biography

Called the “Queen of Long Island Country” by Newsday and the Christian Science Monitor, MARY LAMONT has been 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 husband Jim Marchese are featured in the February 2011 issue of Long Island Pulse Magazine:
http://www.lipulse.com/art-music/article/mary-lamont-and-jim-marchese-muse-on-muse/

Mary hosts the radio show "Down Home Country" once a month on WUSB 90.1 Stony Brook, streaming live on www.wusb.fm

Mary and her band completed a groundbreaking tour of Mainland China, headlining in Shenyang, Dalian, Guiyang, Xiamen, Beijing and Nanjing and have been asked to return. For photos including the China performance tour, please visit WWW.MARYLAMONT.COM.

New York's Local 802 American Fed of Musicians (of which Mary & Jim are members) got together in June 2010 at Hill Country in New York City and raised close to $20,000 to assist their Nashville fellow musicians. Mary and Jim were honored to be part of the lineup which included Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, Greg Trooper, Eric Weissberg, Footch Fischetti, Roger Mason, Jonatha Brooke, Danny Weiss, Tony Trischka, Skip Ward, Barry Mitterhoff, Laura Cantrell.

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 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.”

Mary’s second CD, “How Lucky” features the single “Ontario”, which was released in to 800 European radio stations. “Ontario” was voted a favorite by many independent European radio DJs – and remained on their charts for 8 weeks.

Westbury Music Fair (NYCB Theatre) booked Mary as an opening act for their Long Island Country Music Festival, with headliners Delbert McClinton & The Marshall Tucker Band, and again for The Charlie Daniels Band. The band has appeared at numerous fairs, festivals, country association dances as well as promotional events for country radio stations. Mary was opening act for country superstar Bryan White at the Pat Garrett Amphitheater in Strausstown, Pennsylvania. She was honored to be part of Huntington’s Inter-Media Art Center (IMAC) “Long Island’s Own” series, featuring “artists deserving greater recognition.”

Newsday also included Mary in a cover story on the best area summer concerts. Newsday’s Nightbeat section listed her as a "best bet" for live performance, and gave her CD of original material a triple A rating. And she was the featured photo in Newsday’s “Bands on the Run” section, which lists the performances of “Long Island’s hottest acts.”

Mary was interviewed on News 12 Long Island as “putting Long Island on the map when it comes to the sweet sounds of country music.” Good Times calls her show “a real treat” and “a must-see for fans of contemporary country music."

For booking/concert info, call Jim Marchese at 631-435-4360.

Lyrics

Get Twanged

Written By: Mary Lamont/JimMarchese

Got a feelin’, get you reelin’
Baby there’s a way to hit the ceiling
Get twanged
Come on honey get twanged
hey, hey, get twanged.

Like good rockin’, heart and soul
There’s a solid way to have a ball
Get twanged
Come on honey get twanged
Hey, hey, get twanged.

Play a little Marty, play a little Dwight
Keep on dancin’ on through the night
Play a little Johnny, play a little Merle
Get on up and give me a whirl

Be a real close friend of mine
Get in a twangin’ state of mind
Get twanged
Come on honey get twanged
Hey, hey, get twanged.

Play a little Marty, play a little Dwight
Keep on dancin’ on through the night
Play a little Johnny, play a little Merle
Get on up and give me a whirl

Play with me and I’ll play back nice
Take this one small piece of advice
Get twanged
Come on honey get twanged
Hey, hey, get twanged.

Come on, honey, Come on sweetie
Come on sugar....Come on baby. hey, hey, get twanged
Aw, twang it why don’t ya.

Dance in A Line

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

Want to dance with you baby
with the lights down low
Dance you down at the rodeo
Dance in a line steppin' to and fro
I want to dance in a line
right into your heart

Dance floor is the place to be
Step in line darlin' if you please
Would it be out of line if I gave you a squeeze
I want to dance in a line right into your heart

Gonna dance right into your heart and then
I’ll be your lover, I’ll be your friend
Fall right in, step in time
Fallin' in love just feels so fine

Fell in love with you at first sight
Want to dance with you baby in the full moonlight
See it's magic when we're steppin' right
I want to dance in a line right into your heart

Gonna dance right into your heart and then
I’ll be your lover, I’ll be your friend,
Fall right in, step in time
Fallin' in love just feels so fine

Fell in love with you at first sight
Want to dance with you baby in the full moonlight
See it's magic when we're steppin' right
I want to dance in a line right into your heart

Want to dance with you baby with the lights down low
Dance you down at the rodeo
Dance in a line steppin’ to and fro
I want to dance in a line right into your heart

Want to dance with you baby with the lights down low
Dance you down at the rodeo
Dance in a line steppin’ to and fro
I want to dance in a line right into your heart
I want to dance in a line right into your heart
I ‘m gonna dance in a line right into your heart

I'm In Trouble Now

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

Feelin’ like I’m really gettin’ into trouble
Whatever I was feelin’ now I’m feelin’ double that
But is it gonna last
Well I’m lovin’ that I’m fallin’ for you altogether
Don’t know where it’s goin’,
Don’t know even whether you
Are gonna love me too
If you could love me too.

Well I don’t know how
I’m gonna turn back now
The game you got me in
Well I could lose or win
My heart is set to fly
I’m going crazy, my, my, my
I think I’m lovin’ how
That I’m in trouble now

When you walk into the room I have to keep from fallin’
The telephone is ringin’, could it be you callin’ me
Oh baby could it be
You got me in the heart and now I’m slippin’ under
The way you look at me to make me really wonder how
You feel about me now
What are you thinkin’ now

Well I don’t know how
I’m gonna turn back now
The game you got me in
Well I could lose or win
My heart is set to fly
I’m going crazy, my, my, my
I think I’m lovin’ how
That I’m in trouble now
I’m really lovin’ how
That I’m in trouble

You Walked Away

Written By: Mary Lamont & Jim Marchese

I saw what you did, I know who you are
I’ve never been hurt so badly so far
You walked away, you walked away

You tore into town, you wanted a fling
You ripped up my emotions, left my heart on a string
You walked away, you walked away
I didn’t know that you would go
As soon as love knocked at your door you walked away.

You caught me unaware,
I didn’t know you didn’t care, you hurt me so
You took me for a ride, and then you threw away my pride
Away you’d go.

You played all around, you fooled me but good
You didn’t wait around to even know where I stood
You walked away, you walked away
You went and tore it all apart, with broken pieces of my heart
You walked away

You caught me unaware
I didn’t know you didn’t care, you hurt me so
You took me for a ride, and then you threw away my pride
Away you’d go.

Well here’s the surprise, to you and to me
Next time you’re lookin’ for some two-bit fantasy
Just walk away, just walk away
If you don’t want to stay then honey I don’t want to play
Just walk away

Take This Ride

Written By: Mary Lamont & Jim Marchese

You take me to the county fair
You say there's magic in the air
I only met you yesterday
And now it's games you want to play
Well there ain't nothing you ain't tried
You want to take me for a ride
You ask if I'm the kind of girl
Who could do the Tilt-a-Whirl
Well I imagine that I could
But I'm not really sure I should
You say come on let's give a try
Come on and take this ride

Thrill a minute on the Scrambler ride
Throwin' my heart from side to side
Feelin' shook up, this ride's gonna climb
Ridin' on love and feelin' so fine

You got me goin' up and down
You got me spinnin' round and round
You're lookin' handsome in your hat
There ain't no tighter jeans than that
I'm feelin' sparks about to fly
Maybe I'll take this ride

Thrill a minute on the Scrambler ride
Throwin' my heart from side to side
Feelin' shook up, this ride's gonna climb
Ridin' on love and feelin' so fine

You ask if I'm the kind of girl
Who could do the Tilt-a-Whirl
Well I imagine that I could
And then I really think I should
You say come on let’s give a try
Come on and take this ride

Thrill a minute on the Scrambler ride
Throwin' my heart from side to side
Feelin' shook up, this ride's gonna climb
Ridin' on love and feelin' so fine

You say someday I'll be your bride
And we can take the biggest ride
Well I imagine that I could
And then I really think I should
Together baby we can fly
I think I'll take this ride
You're gonna take me for a ride
I think I'm gonna like the ride
I think I'll love this ride
Together baby we can fly
I think I'll take this ride

That You'll Be Lovin' Me

Written By: Mary Lamont & Jim Marchese

Sittin’, waitin’, hopin’, prayin’
That you’ll be lovin’ me
Dreamin’, floatin’, holdin’, knowin’
That you’re the one I need
Being in love with you is all my heart will ever be
(bridge):
Being near to you is really all I ever need
That I live for you is all I ever want to say
Right with you is all I ever want to stay

Sittin’, waitin’, hopin’, prayin’
That we’ll be holdin’ tight
Reelin’, flying, feelin’, cryin’
Through the dark until the light
(bridge)

You do that certain something to me
That nobody can
Take me to another world tonight
And fly me back again

Sittin’, waitin’, hopin’, prayin’
That you’ll be lovin’ me
Dreamin’, floatin’, holdin’, knowin’
That you’re the one I need
(bridge)
Sittin’, waitin’, hopin’, prayin’
That you’ll be lovin’ me

Already Over You

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

Why are the stars shining so bright tonight
Could it be that you’re gone and it’s right
I thought I’d be so broke up and so blue
But I guess I’m already over you

You turned me ‘round, like a hurricane
You made me feel I was the one to blame
But now it’s clear that you were never true
And that’s why I’m already over you.
(chorus)

Over you, it’s all though, nothing more to say
You’re all gone, and all along, I knew I’d be okay

You said you cared, I was the only one
You broke your word, left it all undone
I never knew where you’d be or what you’d do
That’s okay, I’m already over you.
(chorus)

I'll Walk With You

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

She left too early. It wasn’t time.
She never had the chance to say good-bye
And now I’m wandering, tryin’ to find my way
Looking for the words, I want to hear Him say

Chorus:
I’ll walk with you, I’ll be your guiding light
I’ll see you through even the darkest night
I’ll be your everything, if you want me to
I’ll walk with you, I’ll walk with you.

A sea of sorrow, here comes the rain
Looking for an answer, I look to you again
Your love will make me strong, you will lead the way
As I take your hand, I can hear you say
Chorus

Count Me In

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

Am I driving round in circles, am I wasting all my time
Am I lost with no direction, without reason, without rhyme
If you’re thinkin’ what I’m thinkin’, steppin’ out from where you’ve been
Count me in

If you’re wondering where you’re going, if you’re lookin’ for a sign
You say you’ve had all you can take, well maybe now’s the time
Let’s go somewhere that we can be better than we’ve been
Count me in

Count me in, count me in
You and I, we could fly with the wind

Am I driving round in circles, am I wasting all my time
Am I lost with no direction, without reason, without rhyme
If you’re thinkin’ what I’m thinkin’, steppin’ out from where you’ve been
Count me in
Let’s go somewhere that we can be better than we’ve been
Count me in
Flyin’ high and gettin' free, find the key for you and me
Count me in

Just Come On In

Written By: Mary Lamont/JimMarchese

Can't you hear me when I call
I'm just in love with you that's all
I've waited long enough to know
That you could be my so and so
You don't have to knock - Just come on in
I'm more in love than I've ever been
So when you come around again
You don't have to knock - just come on in.
Bette runs the five and dime
Bill asked her out from time to time.
He'd stand outside the store a while
Until he caught her killer smile. She said,
You don't have to knock - Just come on in
She's more in love than she's ever been
Says you're the one she's countin' in
You don't have to knock - just come on in.
John and Angie have a love
That goes beyond the stars above
Through all the years that love has run
They know just how it had begun. They said,
You don't have to knock - just come on in
They're more in love than they've ever been
True love's forever and again
You don't have to knock, just come on in.

Now if you're knocking on my door
We don't need knocking anymore

(repeat first verse)

It Filled Up Her Mind

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

She had several suitors, but she always said no
The one that she loved was in heaven we know
She knew that she'd never find another so fine
So she lived in the memory, and it filled up her mind.

She remembered the magic that both of them shared
The wedding, the baby, how much they both cared
The love that was truer and finer than fine
And she loved him completely, and it filled up her mind.

Filling her thinking with all the good things
Of his leaving so young, and the sadness it brings
But someday she knew that she'd see him again
And they'd be together like they've always been

And the music box dancers that he gave her one day
Are next to the records that they used to play
And the dancers twirl 'round, and the music's sublime
She remembered their dancing, and it filled up her mind.
(repeat bridge)
(repeat 1st verse)

How Lucky

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

Wasn’t even lookin’
Didn’t even have a clue
But there you were
I whispered how do you do
How lucky, right away I knew
I’m lucky, lucky I met you.

Your gentle way, your tender loving touch
I fell into your arms, oh how I love you so much
How lucky, lucky I love you
And how lucky, that you love me too.

We are as one, I whisper in your ear again
To tell you how I feel and just to say that I am
So lucky, lucky I got you
It’s so lucky, lucky I love you
And how lucky, that you love me too

Ontario

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

See the sun arising. Know just where to go
Wake up and get going to Ontario
Going to Kent County where I used to grow
Looking for the truth and grace in Ontario

Floating through the fields again, I hear the waving grain
Looking to the sky above, I hear just what He’s sayin’
Wander through the woods around the whispering winter snow
Way out in the country, my Ontario

Floating through the fields again, I hear the waving grain
Looking to the sky above, I hear just what He’s sayin’
Wander through the woods around the whispering winter snow
Way out in the country My Ontario

Count my blessings every day, knowing that they show
How I found the truth and grace in Ontario
Lovin’ where I came from, Lovin’ where I’ll go
All along, and on my mind, my Ontario

Floating through the fields again, I hear the waving grain
Looking to the sky above, I hear just what He’s sayin’
Wander through the woods around the whispering winter snow
Way out in the country My Ontario

Sweepin' the Floor

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

Well you're a tough shootin' honky tonk son of a gun
You got my feelings in pieces, always on the run
I don't always know all the places you've been
You're just sweepin' the floor with my heart again
Well I'm confused and I'm crazy and I'm lost in you
But I'm one of the many just to name a few
Your teasin' and your squeezin' just pulls me in
But you're sweepin' the floor with my heart again.

Somebody tell me what's happening to me
I'm blinded by love, I can't even see
Your tricks and your lies while you tantalize
You're making me crazy with those rovin' eyes

As I'm watchin' your boots walkin' out the door
Wonderin' if they'll ever be walkin' back for more
I'm hopin' that tomorrow they'll be steppin' in
I bet you'll sweep the floor with my heart again.
(bridge)
Oh well you’re hurtin’ and you’re flirtin’
And you’re playing the field
But when you’re fishin’ for an alibi I’m hooked & reeled
I can’t get enough of your killer grin
Go on and sweep the floor with my heart again.
(bridge)
Well you're a tough shootin' honky tonk son of a gun
You got my feelings in pieces, always on the run
I don't always know all the places you've been
You're just sweepin' the floor with my heart again
Yeah, you're sweepin' the floor with my heart again
Don't really care if I lose or win
Go on and sweep the floor with my heart again

Lock the Door

Written By: Mary Lamont/Jim Marchese

Now what am I supposed to do
I took your name, then I lost you
To all your rabble-rousin', cheatin' and your lyin'
My sad heart is cavin' in
You walked out when she walked in
I'll just lock the door before I start cryin'
I wanted all the world to see
How your charm fell over me
But now she's captured all your love and left me dyin'
They don't know how bad I feel
I'll make sure they never will
I'll just lock the door before I start cryin'

I'll lock up the door real tight
There won't be a tear in sight
I'll just hold onto the key
Since you won't hold onto me

Now what am I supposed to do
I took your name, then I lost you
To your rabble-rousin', cheatin' and your lyin'
Turned out you were just a fake
And I made the big mistake
I'll just lock the door before I start cryin'
(bridge)
Now if you ever change your mind
And you finally realize
That you want the big return, well I ain't buyin'
I'll find happiness again
One fine day, but until then
I'll just lock the door before I start cryin'

Discography

You Don't Have to Knock, debut CD, Lammar Records
How Lucky, 2nd CD, Lammar Records

Set List

We can cater sets to your time frame. Besides original tunes, we also perform the following cover tunes:

Jambalaya - Hank Williams Sr.
Settin’ the Woods on Fire - Hank Williams Sr.
Guitars Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakam
Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline
Cryin' Shame Mavericks
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ - Nancy Sinatra
Queen of Hearts- Juice Newton
I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Margueritaville - Jimmy Buffet
I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail - Buck Owens
Nothing Can Stop Me - Buddy Miller
Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
Falling, Falling, Falling - Mandy Barnett
Keep Your Distance - Buddy Miller
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
End of the Line - Traveling Wilburys
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Tempted - Marty Stuart
Dance the Night Away - Mavericks
Tonight the Heartache’s on Me - Dixie Chicks
Southern Streamline - John Fogerty
Blue Rose Is - Pam Tillis
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
Someday Soon - Suzy Bogguss/Judy Collins
Go Away, Wait a