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The Risk Involved

by Mary Sue Twohy

"As far as the Goose-Bump meter goes, Mary Sue Twohy is up there with Nanci Griffith, Sarah McLachlan, Iris Dement." Dave Richards, The Morning News
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. The Risk Involved
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2. Luray Women
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3. Anachie Gordon
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4. Northern Sky
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5. How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
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6. Fog
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7. Gift of the Magi
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8. Song Lark
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9. Four Dollar Frame
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10. Box in the Closet
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11. Old Land (You are Holy)
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Album Notes
Mary Sue Twohy's smooth vocals dancing above subtle, expressive guitar garnered her a 2000, 2001 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 2nd pressing.

"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." Dirty Linen 2002

"Mary Sue Twohy is a gentle, but compelling singer..." Sing Out! Folk Song Magazine 2002

"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"Mike Joyce, The Washington Post, 2001
"As far as the Goose-Bump meter goes, Mary Sue Twohy is up there with Nanci Griffith, Sarah McLachlan, Iris Dement." Dave Richards, The Morning News, 2000

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



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Robert Matter

Worth The Risk
Mary Sue Twohy has selected some wonderful songs to include on this CD. The Risk Involved is a fine work of both musicianship and vocals. Throughout the CD, the listeners will find themselves intrigued by renditions of the cover tunes as well as the fine original songs. The selection of songs by great songwriters like Si Kahn, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith and Kevin Briody blend well with Mary Sue's own compositions. The risk involved of purchasing a CD by someone you may be unfamiliar with is certainly worth it in this case.

Pieter from Holland

Griffith nr 2 starts where Nanci stopped
The trigger for ordering this CD was the name Nanci Griffith, being a hugh fan from her. Mary starts here music where a certain time Nancy stopped, but is lucky returned to. Dreamy songs, best singer songwriter material. I was very happy to learn there is more and ordered the other album direct. That's what you have to do folks, orther both.

Diane Stein

Perfection is too mild praise for The Risk Involved !
Beautiful voice, beautiful arrangements, beautiful songs. Every song tells a story that you want to hear again and again. I first discovered Mary Sue Twohy from her live concert on XM, and then from her DJ work on XM radio (Channel 15, The Village). She is a star to follow - superb in every way.

Jan Hammond

I became an instant fan from the first listen. Mary Sue’s vocals along with the instrumentation are purely brilliant! Her music touches me very deeply and I highly recommend this CD… from start to finish, you won’t be disappointed.