Sounds Like: Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu
Bio: Mary-eL is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Virginia by way of Indianapolis who's injecting edgy rock and soul into the DMV music scene. This Jill-of-all-trades has hosted her own radio show, acted in short films, co-hosted local TV programs, is a highly sought-after studio session vocalist...See Full Bio
"...a woman guitar player, center stage, taking leads- it is refreshing and Mary has a really great stage presence. Her femininity is quite obvious, yet it does not color her playing. She's not a 'female guitar player' she's a guitar player....how many bands in this scene have an up front female player- not singing backup but taking the reins at times. It's really enjoyable, and the audience had a really strong response to her material, presence, and performance."