Mary exemplifies the traditions of a singer/ songwriter while melding a background in spoken-word. With the KEXP debut of the track “the machine” earlier this year letters firmly established Mary as a formidable unsigned artist. This status was cemented when the lesbian singer-songwriter paired up with Seattle treasure and hip-hop duo Macklemore X Ryan Lewis to help write and sing their revolutionary single, “Same Love”. The track, an honoring of gay marriage, has lead Mary to tour nationally with Macklemore X Ryan Lewis, allowed her to reach millions by performing live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and garnered over 6.5 million views on YouTube.
It is no wonder that Mary has become one of the most talked about new artists in Seattle. Lambert’s work has been featured in the indie short film “This Is How We Are,” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 and is also a songwriting contributor to the highly-regarded Bushwick Book Club. Mary Lambert is also revered as an accomplished spoken word artist. She competed in Russell Simmons’ “Brave New Voices” International Competition in 2008 (on HBO), and was a co-founder of Seattle’s first College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) collegiate team. Mary Lambert is Seattle’s 2011 Grand Poetry Slam Champion and the 2012 Northwest Regional Slam winner. She plans on releasing her first book of poetry independently in the upcoming months.