Mary Beth's music is influenced by the rural farmland and forests of her Wisconsin upbringing and the Rocky mountains where she currently resides. Her new release "Feels Like Home" is due for release May 15th, 2016. It is a live project, Home Grown Folk Y Grass, recorded and produced in Denver with the help of Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters) and a cast of nationally recognized pickers. The songs are a combination of originals and familiar cover tunes. Mary beth's January 2013 titled "Beyond Good and Evil" is a folk Americana Collection of new and familiar tunes inspired by the spirit and grit of the pioneers that settled the way West. Her release "In My Right Mind" ( Jan 2011) is a combination of cover tunes as well as freshly penned stories highlighting the hopes and dreams for a new chance and a fresh start. The acoustic instrumentation is carefully chosen to highlight the historical time period for each song. From the banjo of the African Americans to the pipes, whistles and percussion of Celtic music of the British Isles, to the horns, accordion and fiddle of the French cafes. The music represents a few of the cultures that have contributed to what has become "American" music today.
Mary Beth's musical influences began with the early folk music of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Kate Wolf, Jaskson Browne, Judy Collins, Emmy Lou Harris, John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot, as well a s the Beatles. The show tunes of Broadway, as well as the singer/songwriters including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, Richard Thompson, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Patty Larkin, the voices of Alison Krauss,Eva Cassidy, Claire Lynch, Mary Black, Loreena McKennit, Celtic music of the British Isles and the bluegrass music of Appalachia. Mary Beth travels and immerses herself in the music of different cultures, biking around England and Ireland, soaking up the countryside, the people, the music in the pubs, Bluegrass festivals, and folk festivals. In Denver she has sung with the Denver Spirituals Project choir, immersing herself in the stories and the spirituals sung my African Americans.