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Mary Water

Rank #13 US Olympia, WA Rock / Nightmare Pop


Sounds Like: Cat Power, Jolie Holland, Sleater-Kinney, Lykke Li, Sufjan Stevens

Label: Against the Wall

Manager: Mary Water

Bio: Mary Water is a NJ native who has lived in Olympia, WA since 1992. Her influences include Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power, Sufjan Stevens, Jolie Holland, Santigold, Kristin Hersh, Operation Ivy and The Cars. She has played with bands such as Little Red Car Wreck & Circles & Squares. Her albums, (Happy... See Full Bio

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  • 2013

    Jun 25

    Olympia, WA, US | 6:00pm
    State Capital Museum Coac...
    Olympia, WA, US
    Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:00pm


    6pm- A talk about the historical context of the songs 7pm- music

  • 2013

    Jan 25

    Olympia, WA, US | 9:00pm

    Olympia, WA, US
    Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm



  • 2011

    Sep 30

    Chehalis, WA, US | 8:00pm

    Chehalis, WA, US
    Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:00pm


    Mary Water is a NJ native who has lived in Olympia, WA for the last 19 years. Former bands include The Totems (NJ), The Clocks (Oly), Little Red Car Wreck (Oly), and Circles & Squares (Oly). Her albums include Happy Halloween (1994), Motor Like a Mother (1997), School Bus (1998), Airplane (1999),and The Night (2006). She is currently working on picking up where artist Sufjan Stevens left off recording albums for each state (Michigan, Illinois, etc.). Her album for Washington State will be released in fall 2011. Jenny Jenkins is a Bicycle Records folk/indie/punk artist from Olympia, WA. Piper Reva is a : Lounge / Lyrical / Visual performer from the Seattle, WA area: "She can be bluesy, soulful, kind of folky, country or straight out of the ’40s." - Patricia Duff, pnwlocalnews.com

  • 2011

    Sep 30

    Chehalis, WA, US | 7:00pm

    Chehalis, WA, US
    Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:00pm


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  • 2011

    Jul 23

    North Brunswick, NJ, US | 12:00pm
    Frankensound Recording and ...
    North Brunswick, NJ, US
    Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:00pm
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  • Glorious Mono (Artist) Glorious Mono
    Killer stuff..thanx..
  • D.Norman (Fan) D.Norman
    Great tunes, why don't I ever get around to doing covers of them and doing concerts when you're here. Greg says the guitars are too jangly, I say NO. Greg says the vocals ...
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Q: Your new songs are great -- it's so wonderful to have you back! Are you planning any live performances in 2014?
A: Thanks! Yes but on the east coast bc I've relocated here. I'm currently seeking bands we could play with in the tri-state area. <3 m

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