Omaha, NE, May 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Cabaret singer and concert vocalist, Mary Carrick, announces the release of her debut album, “Let’s Fly,” a collection of reimagined classic and contemporary songs, ranging from great American standards, jazz, musical theater, country, folk, and more. It's the first solo recording for Carrick, a singer and actress who performs across the Midwest. The album has been released as of Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
"Let's Fly" combines tight arrangements for full combo, such as “Dance Me to the End of Love” (Leonard Cohen) and a samba infused “So In Love" (Cole Porter); unexpected twists such as an ethereal “Both Sides Now” (Joni Mitchell); and simplicity, including an intimate “Flight” (Craig Carnelia) and lyrical “Meadowlark” (Stephen Schwartz), among others.
"Let's Fly" is available for purchase through Amazon.com, iTunes, CDBaby.com and through Carrick’s website, www.marycarrick.com. It's also available in select retail outlets, including Omaha, NE locations of Barnes & Noble - Oak View, The Bookworm, and Homer's Music.
Known for her agile voice, evocative interpretation, and an impressive stylistic range, Carrick showcases her gift for truthful storytelling and vocals ranging from delicate and haunting to shimmering, lyrical sounds capped with a powerhouse belt.
Carrick has collaborated with J. Gawf, resident music director of Opera Omaha who serves as artistic producer and music director. Carrick co-produces. Gawf leads most all of the arrangements with contributions by Eric Andries and Todd Brooks. "Let’s Fly" features Gawf and Brooks (piano), Andries (jazz piano), JB Ferguson (drums and percussion), Mark Haar (bass) and Kate Williams (accordion).
“From the beginning I wanted to offer a recording that represents me as a singer – encompassing my broad tastes in music and my passion for storytelling through song,” said Carrick. “What has resulted varied range of material that is connected by a cohesive theme that speaks to the wanting and yearning for what completes us and makes us feel alive. I'm so proud of it.”
The complete track list includes:
1. Dance Me to the End of Love (Leonard Cohen)
2. Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen)
3. In A Restaurant By the Sea (John Bucchino)
4. Stars and the Moon (Jason Robert Brown)
5. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry / In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Hank Williams / David Mann, Bob Hilliard)
6. Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
7. Man Wanted (Barry Manilow)
8. So In Love (Cole Porter)
9. Meadowlark (Stephen Schwartz)
10. Flight (Craig Carnelia)
Let’s Fly was recorded and mixed at Dreamtree Recording and mastered at Focus Mastering, both in Omaha, Nebraska. An EPK (electronic press kit) is available on Carrick's website.
About Mary Carrick:
Mary Carrick is a Midwest-based performer who is equally at home with the American Songbook, cabaret, musical theater, opera, jazz, art song, contemporary American song and as a stage actor. She’s known for her lush and shimmering vocals, her theatrical prowess and for her unique ability to truthfully interpret a song, connect with audiences and command the stage. Carrick resides in Omaha, Nebraska where she’s performed as a soloist at the Holland Performing Arts Center and with arts organizations including Opera Omaha, the Omaha Symphony, Rose Theater, one of the largest professional children’s theaters in the country, along many others theaters and for a wide range of events. She made her Chicago cabaret debut in 2012 at Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret with her one-woman show, On My Way. She tours numerous cabaret shows across the Midwest. Carrick is the winner of the 2013 Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award (OEA) for Best Supporting Actress-Musical, along with other awards and nominations for her work. She is a touring artist with the Nebraska Arts Council and often conducts education programs for students in the communities where she performs.