Mary Gaines (cello, vocals, guitar):
Originally a jazz-guitar major at the University of WI-Stevens Point, Mary truly found her musical voice studying jazz cello under the tutelage of the great Richard Davis (bass player with artists ranging from Sarah Vaughn to Van Morrison) at the UW-Madison. Mary is also known for her amazing voice--often compared to
Bonnie Raitt but definitely her own. She (along with her husband, Chris) has done extensive work as a session musician, appearing on albums such as Smashing Pumpkin's Gish, several Freedy Johnston, Willy Porter, and Carrie Newcomer albums, and scores of others.