“DENVER (February 2014) – Denver singer-songwriter Mary Beth Cross has stepped onto the national folk-Americana stage with the release of her fourth CD “Beyond Good and Evil”, landing a top-five ranking on Airplay Direct, receiving positive reviews from critics around the world, and performing at major venues. “Last year was unforgettable, and 2014 looks to be even better,” said Cross, who is already working on her fifth album. My music comes from inspiration found in the beauty of nature and the human spirit. I work with all kinds of people, and I write songs to hopefully touch others and make them feel something.””
“Mary Beth Cross – Beyond Good And Evil (MBC Productions) Album Reviews ElmoreMagazine.com | March 13th, 2014 by Elmore Staff Beyond Good and Evil album coverThis is Mary Beth Cross’s fourth album, and it is surely her most mature and best. Hailing from Wisconsin, her art is steeped in Americana. This album of original compositions reflects the best of our pioneering spirit, the grit and determination of those who blazed a trail towards the West seeking, beauty, adventure, land, freedom and opportunity. This effort is meant to celebrate the best of that spirit and eschews the darker side of the American Manifest Destiny. Ms. Cross spins her tales in a fetching pure-tone soprano voice.”
" 'Beyond Good and Evil' is a wonderful collaboration of fine instrumentalists and Mary Beth's vocals and songwriting. A pleasure and joy to listen to."
“I was looking forward to listening to Mary Beth Cross' CD, and I was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism and the sheer musicality that radiated from my speakers. From her humble beginnings she has matured into a very accomplished Folk Artist. I have had the opportunity to meet Mary Beth several times in person, and she has managed to get her very outgoing and winning personality infused into her selection of songs that keep you listening to the cd all the way through with great joy!”
“Beyond Good and Evil was produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Bechtel at Playground Recording Studio in Nashville. The album features Cross on lead and background vocals; multiple Grammy and IBMA Award-winning Stuart Duncan on fiddle, mandolin and banjo; Matthew Pierson on acoustic and electric bass; Mike Payne on acoustic and six-string guitar; Blair Masters on piano, accordion, organ and melodica; Ken Lewis on drums and percussion; Paul Nelson on cello; Michael Douchette on dobro; Gary Pigg on background vocals; and Bechtel on whistle. The CD is being promoted nationally to folk-Americana radio by Nashville-based Bill Wence Promotions. Whiting Publicity & Promotions is handling publicity. Beyond Good and Evil continues to receive rave reviews.”
“Fresh Sounds in the World of Bluegrass Mary Beth Cross' Beyond Good and Evil Singer-songwriter Mary Beth Cross weaves bluegrass, folk and Americana on this album, featuring original tunes, and African Spiritual, and some covers like The Gershwins’ “Love Is Here To Stay”. Inspired by the spirit and grit of the pioneers, Beyond Good and Evil is a tribute to the melting pot America has become and what we treasure. (Produced by Dave Bechtel & Mary Beth Cross) www.marybethcross.com”
"What is so compelling about Mary Beth's music to me is that it both educates and moves me. Her love and understanding of the struggles of the people for whom this great country was founded creates compelling stories. For her to tell these stories that so few have ever heard gives a voice to those who were born in a time when not everyone was treated as equal. This reveals Mary Beth's compassionate heart."
"Story Telling seems to be nearly a lost art these days among the multitudes of overly produced pop performers. This collection of beautiful recordings Mary Beth has culled togerher not only shows remarkable song sensibilities, but the inspirational and gentle voice that blends perfectly into the complimentary instrumentation. It's delightfully poignant and artistically gratifying."
"If there was ever a "feel good" album in the folk-American genre, this is it. Mary Beth Cross'latest collection is a beautiful marriage between the music and the musician. Her vocals are captivating and the production on her album is a perfect fit for the material which is presented in interesting and surprising ways. I love this album."
"Through the sweet purity of her voice, Mary Beth has captured the underlying haunting story in the song "Babes in the Woods". I know Noel would be proud of this version." Deirdre Keohane - Irish Songwriter Noel Brazil's life partner
"Mary Beth has a cool version of "High Powered Love" and I really like her voice."
"In My Right Mind showcases Mary beth Cross's pure vocals and offers just the right amount of country, soul and heart. The band is the perfect foil for her tunes and the entire project is a wonderful sonic showcase of Americana music. I think you'll enjoy it lots."
"In My Right Mind is simply beautiful. Mary Beth is extraordinarily talented. Her work comes from the soul."