“The Maries” are an Americana mother/daughter folk group. Mylene Marie, a singer/songwriter/musician first came to Los Angeles in 1999 and recorded her solo debut album “Live at The Mint” in 1999 and it was released in 2003. The album featured original Wrecking Crew member Don Randi, Chet McCracken from The Doobie Brothers, Chris Pinnick from the band Chicago, and Tom Lilly from Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo band. Mylene moved back to the Portland area and in 2012 began performing with her daughter Emily Marie as “The Maries.” They played locally in the Portland/Vancouver area and performed 2 concert dates with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary in 2012 at The Alberta Rose Theater in Portland Oregon and in 2014 at a benefit concert for Wisdom of The Elders, a Native American nonprofit. Inspired by Peter Yarrow, Mylene wrote “Africa” which discusses the problems of our world while also offering hope and optimism. The Maries moved to back to Los Angeles in 2015 and released their debut album “Peace” in 2018. This album again featured Don Randi along with John DePatie, Chris Roy, Pete Korpela, Mike Deutsch, Harry Kim and Bobby Furgo. They are currently receiving radio airplay on college and Public Radio stations across America.
As a songwriter, Mylene Marie hopes to encourage a little faith, a lot more hope, and a whole lotta love. With her daughter Emily by her side, their harmonies enchant and uplift the spirit.