"Chock-full of acoustic darlings, 'The Cabin Sessions' maintains a
harmonious ambiance throughout. From the country, electric vibe of
"North Country Snow" to the moody strokes of "Closure," the album
shows Hubley's ability to push the envelope of acoustic music."
~Greg Watry, NJ Herald
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Affectionately described by her peers as NJ's Joni Mitchell, Mary Hubley, known as Maribyrd, is a singer/songwriter
born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains of Northern NJ. Performing as a solo artist, with her
bands, and sitting in with various artists throughout the NJ and NY music scene, she plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, a
little bass, and loves singing harmonies. Byrd started playing music as a teenager, self taught on her mom's old nylon
string Yamaha. That's when she started writing. Maribyrd's debut album "Joe's Basemant" was recorded in 2002, and is
peppered with of some of the most talented musicians in the north jersey music scene. Hubley explored a variety of career
paths, always keeping music in her back pocket, playing occasional shows and open mics as a hobby. The call to sing
finally became too loud to ignore, and 13 years later, she found herself back in the studio. "The Cabin Sessions" was
released the summer of 2015, followed by the debut album from her band Byrdgrass in 2016. You can also hear Byrd's
ethereal voice adding harmonies to many recordings that have come from other artists in the NJ music community. Pursuing
her dreams, Maribyrd is spending more time on the road. She plays regularly throughout upstate NY and New England, has
been a showcased songwriter in Asheville and Nasheville, and in 2016 completed her 1st cross country tour, successfully
singing her way out to Seattle and back, winning over the hearts new fans by the minute. Some collaboration albums and
a new solo record are in the works, look for Byrd to be flying through your town soon!
When Maribyrd doesn't have a musical instrument in her hands, she trades it for a paint brush or a crochet hook. As a
decorative artist, she works in peoples homes, as well as from her studio, in Boonton, NJ. Her skills include woodgraining,
marbleizing, stencils, antiquing, custom wood finishes, furniture refinishing/repair, and gold and silver leaf finishes. She
also specializes in painting speakers/outlet covers/vents to match just about any finish...wood, stone, tile, wallpaper, paint
etc. You can email her for painting inquiries. With a crochet hook she creates hats, scarves, childrens toys, blankets, and
other random things...including upcycled "bag-bags"... samples can be found on her Etsy Page, all orders are custom made!