Mary Washington Brooks / Singer, Songwriter
Mary Washington Brooks is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was a Nursing Administrator for over 20 years. She has been turning heads for a long time as a former model and singing the blues for more than thirty years. She was seen performing in a club by the president of Emerald Records Cliff Aires, and was flown out to Nashville, TN to record her first Album ” Best Seller”.
Mary has recorded three independent CD’s since then , she wrote all the songs on her last CD ” Blues without Walls” which can be heard right now on Pandora music Radio and it’s being played world wide. Mavis Staples opened for her at Sunfest 2009 , She also performed for Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings re-election party in 2016.
Just another female singer ” are words never used to describe the unbelievable vocal stylings of singer Mary Washington Brooks. Chancy Mabe of the sun sentinel once called her “a hidden treasure” . The Fort Lauderdale Showtime called her ” The Boss of the Blues” Mary performs Blues ,R&B, Soul, and some jazz standards in a sophisticated styled that leaves you wanting more and more. In the nineties Mary performed on Las olas Blvd in such top rated clubs as Galleria Givoni, Oharas, Mario’s East, Banyans and the French quarters. Mary and her band has more recently performed in Blue jean Blues( Fort Lauderdale) Kelly Brothers Irish pub ( Fort Lauderdale) The Blue Turtle in (Fort Myers), the Barrel Room in (Ft. Myers), The Center bar (For