Mary Sue Twohy
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Mary Sue Twohy

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"Fred Migliore"

"Straight to your heart & in your face - if we could apply Mary Sue's communication skills which are simple, pure and unassuming, we'd live in a perfect world. This CD touches your soul. The first one I've heard in a very long time that can do that." - FM Odyssey, National & WFIT Melbourne, FL

"Dirty Linen Folk Magazine"

"To quote Yoda, "Do or do not...there is no try." There's no trying about The Risk Involved; Twohy just gets out there and does it, and she does it well." - Pamela Winters

"Richard Warren, WFMT"

"Mary Sue Twohy is a gentle, but compelling singer..." - Sing Out! Folk Magazine

"The Washingtonian Magazine, 2003"

"Up-and-coming folk artists in the area include guitarist Tom Prasada-Rao and singer/songwriters Lisa Moscatiello, Mary Sue Twohy, and Dulcie Taylor." - The Washingtonian Magazine

"Michael Joyce, The Washington Post"

"If anything Twohy's soprano has only grown more appealing and expressive in the interim, and the choice of tunes this time around consistently serve her well" - The Washington Post


Training Butterflies - MSTunes (1998)
The Risk Involved - Azalea City Recordings (2001)
Two Ghost Songs - MSTunes (2003)
All CDs have received airplay on folk radio in the USA and beyond.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Mary Sue Twohy's smooth vocals dancing above subtle, expressive guitar garnered her 2004 Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist WAMMIE Award, 2004 Honorable Mention in the Bilboard Annual World Songwriting Contest, 2001, 2000 nominations for Contemporary Female Folk vocalist, Contemporary Folk Recording, and Song of the Year and 1999 Best New Artist Award from the Washington Area Music Association.

Azalea City Recordings, Carroll Street presents The Risk Involved, Mary Sue's second recording effort, produced by Pete and Maura Kennedy. Training Butterflies, Mary Sue's debut, was produced by Pete Kennedy. Both CDs have gone to second pressing.

"The Risk Involved is stunningly gorgeous, [Mary Sue Twohy's] music is quietly hypnotic."
says Christine Lavin, singer, songwriter based in New York City.

Mary Sue has shared the stage with John Gorka, Eliza Gilkyson, Magpie, Tom Prasada-Rao, Ellis Paul, David Massengill, Amy Fradon, Kate McDonnell, Michael Jehrling, Silk City, Eddie from Ohio, Lisa McCormick, Vyktoria Pratt Keating, Hot
Soup!, The Kennedys, Ruthie and the Wranglers, Terri Allard, and Darryl Purpose.

Mary Sue was featured on “Metro Connection” on WAMU and also was interviewed live on “The Village” XM Satellite Radio in 2003. Mary Sue has run a monthly open mic, has hosted packed house concerts, and for years assisted the Takoma Park Folk Festival as stage manager and Program Committee member. Mary Sue has stage managed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Flat Rock Music Festival and Country Roads Folk Festival as well. Mary Sue has served as a song contest judge for the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest sponsored
by the Songwriters Association of Washington. She also presents workshops at festivals and conferences called, “Making your Dreams at Night
become a Reality by Day: Music Promotion Workshop.” She currently is a national music publicist for her own company, BTM Communications.