The Sweet Maries are led by Amy Shoemaker and Susie Lofton, with their amazing vocal blend and soaring harmonies, along with two of Chicago’s best-loved musicians – Jim Cox on upright bass and Don Stiernberg on mandolin – performing originals and some of the best-loved songs of the ’60s.
Very acoustic, very much listening music, very heavenly altogether.
2011 saw the birth of The Sweet Maries, when Amy Shoemaker met Susie Lofton. Their new harmonies breathed heavenly light into Amy’s songs and many classics. Magic was born! After a stunning debut performance at Act One on Chicago’s northside, Amy and Susie began working together regularly, and soon they were to ask Don Stiernberg and Jim Cox to join and the band took form. They continue to sweep audiences off their feet with their soaring harmonies.
2013 marks the release of their much anticipated debut album from Wild Fuchsia Music, featuring the single "Fat Man's Holler" with an accompanying music film directed by Jay Eckensberger of Wayside Films.