MARYANN is one of the more prolific bands to emerge in the local scene, and complacency was never part of the equation. Their songwriting has always been in a constant state of evolution, from their country/folk debut as MaryAnn & The Revival Band in 2008, and the release of their EP’s Proper (2011) and The Tourist and The Town (2012), to the ongoing love and loss sagas of Outlaw Opry Acts I & II, and finally their jubilant roots-rocker Wylie (2014). Much of the flux comes from the shared duties of each band member. From the start, they decided to not have a central leader, giving everyone room to contribute to writing and vocals.
Following another line-up change, MARYANN headed back to the studio with new material and a slightly different (for them), more intensive way of conceiving their latest, Goin’ Down Seeya Later, by literally writing and recording at the same time. A lot of work, but it’s paid off with an infectiously jangly roots rock/pop collection of tracks that are now available on vinyl.
MARYANN’s celebrating the new release at their show tonight at Hotel Vegas, 1502 E. 6th St., with Wildfires, Greg Mullen & The Cosmic American Band, Spencer Garland and Blair Robbins. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the music kicks off at 10 p.m. So recommended.