You probably know who Mary Lambert is even if you don’t recognize her name, because her voice explodes all over Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ breakout song “Same Love.” When I saw she was coming to Denver’s Bluebird Theater, I immediately requested to photograph the show, because I also love her debut album, “Heart On My Sleeve.”
Performing live, Mary is fairly stationary behind her keyboard, but it really doesn’t matter because the star of the show is her mouth. Both with the power of her amazing voice and her witty words, she had the whole room entranced from beginning to end. There were stories of that Grammy performance with Madonna, but more importantly, about her life and experiences that ring true for all of us. Mary Lambert may not be a household name (yet) but everyone there knew her and her songs. A pretty big feat, given the album was released about a month before the show. This lady talks about things she believes in and makes you believe as well.
And then there was the singing thing. All I can say is this… catch Mary when she performs near you next, because: DAMN.