"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
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.
Her live performances range from intimate and acoustic, to dynamic full bands, and everything in
between. Both fronting her own projects and sitting in with artists throughout NJ, NY, & PA, she
plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, a little bass, and has both a gift and a passion for harmonies.
"Ethereal" and "floating" are words commonly used in regard to her vocals. 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, performing occationally, always keeping music in her back pocket. 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. Since then has she added harmonies to many local artists records,
and a new album of her own is in the works. Byrd can also be found performing with her life
long friend and soulmate Christina Alessi and her band The Toll Collectors, who released their
debut EP, "Raindrops and Watercolors" in 2020. Pursuing her calling, Maribyrd is spending
more time on the road. She plays regularly throughout NJ, PA, 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....look for Maribyrd 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, her skill set includes woodgraining,
marbleizing, stencils, antiquing, custom wood finishes, furniture refinishing, custom
color matching, and gold and silver leaf finishes. 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" (made from repurposed plastic bags) Samples
can be found on her Etsy Page, all orders are custom made