After a post-gig auto accident that totaled her car but left her without a scratch, she thanked her lucky stars and took it as a sign to make a change in her lifestyle. "I fell asleep at the wheel. I was lonely, my family was fractured and my mom lived out in San Francisco, so I packed my bags and headed out west. I figured that I would just stay there for a few weeks and then head down to LA..."
She's been in Northern California ever since, continuing to pay her dues, singing soul and blues - interspersed with day jobs to make ends meet and schooling to hone her craft.
Whatever Mari sings comes from her heart or not at all, usually steeped in deep blues, tapped from personal experience. Her voice is a force with which to be reckoned and live shows are an intense experience.
Mari Mack on bandcamp
Mari Mack on Reverbnation
MMLLK live show archives (LINK)
Mari Mack in Gregg's Eggs : 2001