One-of-the-year’s-best candidate ”

Roots Music Report

It is musical perfection ”

Country Music People

Cold is the newest and most intimate release to date from award-winning musician/writer, Mean Mary (Mary James). The moody, almost gothic, lyrics and dark melodies take the listener through the colder seasons of the year and of the heart. Produced by Mary James, the album features all original songs with some lyrics taken straight from her journal entries.

As usual on a Mean Mary project, Mary provides the bulk of vocals and instrumentation to the songs but her family is always there as the unsung heroes. Brother, Frank James, adds his unusual guitar style and harmonies to 4 of the tracks, and Mother (award-winning writer, Jean James) is the co-writer that blends her own brand of lyrics so seamlessly with her daughter's. 

Independent Music Award Winner 

Story Song - Cold (House by the Sea)


Nominated for Americana Album of the year 

Nominated for Americana Song - Sparrow

Nominated for CCM/Gospel Song - Friend I Never Had