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Mary Hott | Shaman Lover

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Shaman Lover

by Mary Hott

This much-anticipated debut album showcases well-crafted original songwriting and inviting vocal performance that span multiple musical styles, featuring Billy Thompson on guitar and Ron Holloway on sax.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Possibilities (feat. Ron Holloway)
3:36 $1.29
2. Shaman Lover
3:06 $1.29
3. Empty Again (feat. Billy Thompson)
5:06 $1.29
4. You Don't See Me (feat. Billy Thompson)
4:02 $1.29
5. I Think of You (feat. Billy Thompson)
5:53 $1.29
6. Long Road to Travel (feat. Billy Thompson)
4:30 $1.29
7. Shaman Lover (Reprise) [feat. Billy Thompson]
4:16 $1.29
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Believing that creating music should never come from a preconceived formula, Mary’s songwriting crosses style boundaries to deliver raw and genuine emotional expression. Moving effortlessly between styles, you may hear echoes of her southern gospel roots, or elements of the funk grooves she loves, intertwined with rock, soul, jazz, country and blues.

Her debut album “Shaman Lover” showcases her songwriting talent and musical diversity in collaboration with the arranging and performance mastery of guitarist Billy Thompson.

When asked about the album’s title, Mary references the author Elizabeth Lesser, who in her book “Broken Open” defines a shaman lover as a person who suddenly enters your life (or an abrupt event in your life) that causes a radical change – so radical it stirs the shadow self, the part of you kept hidden for way too long. A radical event in her own life changed the role of music in her life and sparked the creation of the songs on this album.

For most of her musical career Mary has played a supporting role, helping other musicians realize their own musical goals. While living in New York City, she became a sought-after recording studio session singer and background singer, studied vocal jazz and improvisation with seasoned pros, and became the front singer for several jazz and swing ensembles.

After moving to Boston and spending some time at Berklee College of Music, her musical interests turned to the blues and she was soon fronting several bands, including a ten-piece R&B-Soul ensemble with regular appearances at The House of Blues and festivals and nightclubs throughout New England. She has shared the stage with nationally known musical acts as diverse as The J. Geils Band and Asleep At The Wheel.

A native of West Virginia, Mary has returned to her home state, which she now uses as a base for exploring her original music and building community collaboration. She feels honored to have met the folks at Soul Stew Records in nearby Washington, DC.



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