|Genres:||Folk Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||folk acoustic country female voices soft music mary radioparadise my folk girls|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Mary Noel McCaslin, 22 December 1946, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. McCaslins family relocated to California in 1952, where, particularly influenced by Marty Robbins and Hedy West, she gained an interest in the music scene and soon learned guitar and banjo. She also had a deep interest in the Old West and she found Robbins cowboy ballads gave her the inspiration to write her own Western songs.
In the early 60s, she began singing in local clubs and made her first recordings for Capitol Records in 1967. In 1969, she recorded for Barnaby Records that saw the release of Goodnight Everybody. In the early 70s, while singing at a folk festival, she met singer-songwriter Jim Ringer. They began to work together (they eventually married in 1978) but McCaslin made several solo recordings for Philo Records which led to album releases. She became involved in the folk revival and was later described along with singers such as Carolyn Hester and...