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Comin' Home

by The Mary Stokes Band

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Comin' Home 04:40
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Moonshine 05:06
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Mola Di Bari 03:01
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In preparation for a Dublin gig, the Mary Stokes Band rehearsed in Displace Studios on the evening of April 11, 2019. We gathered together on the studio floor just as we would on stage, and ran through some of the songs from our set. It was a lively rehearsal, and it was all recorded upstairs in the control room by engineers Tom Lee and Darren Roe. We really enjoyed ourselves, and felt the recordings captured the energy and dynamics of a live gig. A few months earlier, we had done the same thing in Sonic Studios rehearsing two songs with our friend Shobsy O’Brien, lead singer in the Irish band State Lights. He was joining us the following night on Whelan’s main stage as our guest vocalist, duetting with Mary. We recorded the duets from that rehearsal and included them here. Coincidentally, that was our first recording session with the remarkable Guitarist Sarah Michelle who had just joined the band. Since that night, we have developed a strong friendship and an exceptional working relationship with Sarah. Her creative musical virtuosity, commitment and genuine feel for the blues is featured throughout this album. In combination with our kicking rhythm section of bassist Chris Byrne and drummer Robbie Barrett, augmented by Dermot Stokes on Piano and Brian Palm on Harmonica, this record offers a snapshot of a formidable blues band in full flight. Last Christmas we released a single; a version of Bessie Smith’s ‘At the Christmas Ball’. As our bassist and drummer were stricken with a flu when we were recording, they didn’t make it on to that record. Recently we returned to the studio and recorded the song again with the full band, beautifully capturing a nostalgic, festive feel. It is a bright addition to this album. Forefront in all of these recordings are Mary’s passionate and expressive vocals delivering her blues with the power and conviction for which she and her band are widely known. Renowned producer Pete Holidai expertly mixed the songs to maintain the authenticity and raw excitement of a blistering live show, so feel free to turn it up good and loud…

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released December 3, 2020

Mary Stokes: Vocals
Sarah Michelle: Guitar, vocals
Brian Palm: harmonica
Chris Byrne: Bass
Robbie Barrett: Drums
Dermot Stokes: Piano

Recorded in Displace Studios by Tom Lee and Darren Roe
Mixed by Pete Holidai at Pilgrim Sound
Mastered by Joe Chester

Steve Tierney, Bass and Kevin Lawlor, Drums on ‘Help Me’ and ‘Mattie Won’t Write, (Reprise)’ Recorded in Sonic Studios by Dave Slevin.
Cover Photo by Miguel Ruiz. Band Photo by Leslie Keye Other Photos by Brian Palm, Design by Pat Pidgeon
Contact Mary Stokes Band e marystokesireland@gmail.com / brianpalm@eircom.net Ph. 0876473913

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Mary Stokes Band: Ireland’s foremost Blues Band, over 25 years established international reputation, performing with Blues Greats - John Lee Hooker, BB King, Taj Mahal, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino & many more; Blues Festivals & Venues across Ireland, USA, Europe; Over 10 album releases; Mary's passionate, vocals, Featuring Brian Palm: harmonica Mary Stokes Band, Powerful Blues ... more

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