Mary Beth Cross is an award-winning singer, songwriter and musician. Her music is a soulful, intimate acoustic mix of original and classic tunes. Her new EP titled "Feels Like Home" incorporates traditional bluegrass instruments into her arrangements. Mary Beth's originals are inspired by the stories of her family, the forests and farms of her Wisconsin upbringing, and Colorado, where she makes her home.
She will be joined by Front Range all-star pickers Chuck Hügenberg of the Oakhurst band on fiddle, Gary Sloan on bass, and Jordan Ramsey of Ragged Union on mandolin.
Mary Beth's musical influences began with the early folk music of the '70s including Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Kate Wolf, Jackson Browne, Judy Collins, Emmy Lou Harris, John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot, as well as the Beatles. The show tunes of Broadway, and singer/songwriters including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, Richard Thompson, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Patty Larkin, the voices of Alison Krauss, Eva Cassidy, Mary Black, Loreena McKennit, the Celtic music of the British Isles and the bluegrass music of Appalachia have helped to expand her influences.