AcoustiCafe House Select Reserve with Mary Scholz, Brooke Smokelin & Nathan Zoob

Mary Scholz

“Singing in church growing up, this blogger can’t help but wonder if she was ever mistaken for an angel. SCHOLZ has a soft, yet very crisp, vocal range unlike any that I’ve ever heard. Reminiscent of Carole King, she delivers her music with a vibrant innocence that draws one in and holds a listener almost hostage in a melodic trance.” - Danny Coleman

Born in Havertown, PA and currently based in Los Angeles, CA, Singer/Songwriter Mary Scholz’s music is sweeping the nation with its heartfelt melodies and lyrics. Mary’s voice resonates with a clarity and emotion that engages her listeners from the first note. Singing since the age of four and writing since the age of fourteen, Mary’s music is a blend of lyric folk & pop/rock with a bittersweet twist that puts her in a category of her own.

What interests people and draws them in is the clear, warm, lyrical style of Mary’s voice. Self-accompanied on guitar and piano, her voice is what she always claims as her main instrument and one she understands and owns with pride. Vocally and musically, Mary is frequently compared to Carole King, Alison Krauss, NorahJones, Amy Grant and the Indigo Girls.

On the stage, Mary communicates as if she’s sitting having coffee with you – connecting with her audience with an ease that has people feeling as if they’ve known her for years and reminds everyone that there is no separation between us. Just two people sharing stories, and that’s exactly what her songs are: Stories of life, love, loss and hope.

Mary has spent the past nine years touring the country in her Mazda 3 with nothing but a guitar and a tip jar, performing at coffee shops, music venues, & large festivals. She spent these tours promoting her three independently produced and released EPs and Live Album, all released on her own indie record label, Ringlet Records. In 2014 Mary released her first full-length album, The Girl You Thought You Knew.

The fist single from TGYTYK was entitled “Bridges We Burn,” and was nominated for a 2014 Hollywood Music and Media Award. Mary’s The Girl You Thought You Knew Tour kicked-off in the spring of 2014. Mary covered nearly 20,000 miles around the US, re-visiting some of the country’s prestigious songwriter venues and introducing herself to new cities along the way. This tour continued to Europe in 2015, returning to the US for dates across the country.

For information on her upcoming 2016 tour dates, visit

“I write about things that matter to me – things that are close to my heart. It’s my hope that through music we can connect to one another, to better understand that we are all alike and that no one is alone.” – MS

Brooke Smokelin

Born in NYC, Zoob has lived and played in Pittsburgh for nearly seven years. Equally comfortable playing folk, rock, blues, indie pop, and soul, he is this town's GO TO guitarist and arranger (do not look into that last statement in any meaningful way please.)

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