As a singer/songwriter, her music merges elements of folk, rock and pop, often with poignant lyrics and complex harmonies. Her compositions have been used in films, television shows, General Motors commercials and on the celebrated slack radio show Church of the Subgenius.
"Michigan singer-songwriter and musician Mary McGuire may be one of the most underappreciated, yet most gifted artists in America today." Joe Montague, Riveting Riffs Magazine
"Mary McGuire exemplifies the ability to roam between genres at will." Matt Harmon, Detroit Metro Times
"One thing that can be said about Ms. McGuire's music is that it is catchy. This is as much a product of its pop undertones as of her distinctive style" ~Samuel Ogden White, Martha's Vineyard Times
Detroit Music Awards- 2016 Outstanding Americana Songwriter Detroit Music Awards Nominee - 2016 Outstanding Americana Songwriter, Outstanding Americana Vocalist, Outstanding Country Songwriter, Outstanding Country Vocalist,
Detroit Music Awards Nominee-2015 Opportunity Detroit People's Choice Award, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording, Best Americana Artist
Metro Times/Detroit Music Awards-Best Acoustic Artist
Metro Times/Motor City Music Awards-Best Folk Artist, Best Acoustic Artist
Metro Times Music Award-Best Folk Artist, Band Deserving Wider Recognition
Michigan State University
Tours, Concerts, Supporting Act
Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder, Lou Reed, Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman, Rickie Lee Jones, David Crosby, BB King, James McMurtry, Spirit, Bruce Cockburn, Jonatha Brooke, Patty Griffin, Anni DiFranco, Neville Brothers, Richie Haven, Taj Mahal, Pat Benetar, Amboy Dukes, Gillian Welch, Arlo Guthrie, John Hartford, Guy Clark, Martin Sexton, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Blues Traveler, Uncle Jesse White and more.