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Mary Scholz / Press

“No artifice, no nervousness, no hesitation – Mary Scholz is in her element on stage When she turns that wicked-brilliant smile on the room, framed by her trademark long feather earrings, she can make you and each person in the audience, whether friend or soon-to-be-friend, relax into what seems like a personal relationship. Hotel Café Sunday night felt like I was at a house concert at my house and I was lucky enough to have a dark-haired, ringlet-crowned angel singing in my living room.”

“To see Mary Scholz live in concert is to fall in love. It is not just the flashing dark eyes or the crown of black ringlets or the confident, welcoming body language at the microphone. It is the voice and the lyrics – the music that flows from the stage and puts its soft hands on your cheeks, kisses your forehead, your ears, your mouth and becomes your lover. You are taken; you know this woman and her music and you want to spend the rest of your life listening to her.”

“Her new album, The Girl You Thought You Knew has the same effect. It’s a star-filled Milky Way of music that tightens your stomach, speeds your pulse and captures your heart. The fifteen songs on this album are each crafted and polished and presented as a love offering in a carefully sequenced order that defines her heart and pierces yours. This is not an album to play on shuffle; it s a romance ready to ripen... This girl has been places, not all of them good, and you alternately want to take her in your arms and comfort her and scream back at her in anger.”

“Pennsylvania born, LA based singer/songwriter Mary Scholz is releasing her first full length album today and it’s a gem. Scholz has been compared to the likes of legendary songbird Carole King and it’s easy to see why on songs such as “Bridges We Burn”, with lyrics we can all relate to one way or another: “Where is my life, tell me where did it go; I saw for a moment the way it could shine then I lost all control.” Album rating: bad ass”

“It’s certainly hard to pigeon hole Mary, as stated. She has a sound that reminds you of Paula Cole, Carole King and Amy Grant, which puts her squarely in the strong woman, singer/songwriter category if you must corral her into a box.”

"Mary's guitar, vocal and songwriting abilities all come together instantly as one. With a charming, sweet personality and a sturdy confidence, Mary does not miss a note."

"Singing in church growing up, this blogger can't help but wonder if she was ever mistaken for an angel. SCHOLZ has a soft, yet very crisp, vocal range unlike any that I've ever heard. Reminiscent of Carole King, she delivers her music with a vibrant innocence that draws one in and holds a listener almost hostage in a melodic trance."

"First up is Mary Scholz, with a blend of country and pop music which left us guessing which held the 51 percentile in the mix … either way you crack it, her song, “Into The Background” frames this talented young artist in a picture-perfect border of equal parts energy and style."

"Add a set by Philly actress-musician Mary Scholz; a preview of 11th Hour's just-announced spring musical, Rooms; Quizzo; and a raffle, and you've got one rockin' Monday night."