Mary Alouette is an award-winning artist with a certain je-ne-sais-quoi about her, and just might be New York City’s best-kept swag songstress secret. She’s cultivated her voice with opera training, a position as Artist-in-Residence at the Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts, and performances at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater’s National Tour, and for Major League Baseball’s Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals. The fact that she’s also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter has laid the groundwork for a fresh and unforgettable sound. Alouette hones her ears at ishlab music studio in NYC, where she works as an assistant audio engineer and producer to platinum and major label artists.
Her original songs, full of infectious melodies and dangerous rhythms, blend floating jazzy vocals with poignant lyrics. Manipulation of electronic beats, synth pads, acoustic bass lines, and glitchy textures shapes a modern orchestration under the gypsy jazz guitar’s hot rhythms and haunting acoustic licks.
Presently, Mary Alouette is working on a new album to be released in Spring 2013.