A Born And Bred Calgarian, Mary Is The Youngest In A Family Of Six..
Her Musical Influences And Country Roots Began At The Tender Age Of Four, When Her Family Would Gather Around The Resek House For Their Saturday Night Jams. Mary’S Dad, Tony Resek, Would Play Guitar, Yodel And Sing The Old Traditional Country Tunes, While Mary And Her Siblings Would Harmonize And Play Guitar, Accordion Or Organ.. Tony, Who Had Played And Sung In A Band, Always Said To His Kids, “You Gotta Learn Those Harmonies. A Good Country Song Isn’T Complete Unless You Have Those Harmonies”,Mary Recalls.
With Having A Strong Family Heritage In Music , Stirred The Fire For A Career In Entertainment.
Her First Public Performances Started At Age 7 With The School Choir And Then Later On Throughout High School Performing In The School Band Playing Saxophone.
After Graduation From Highschool, Mary Sang In Her Church Choir And Performed In Musical Theatre.These Activities Spawned Serious Involvement In Various Vocal Competitions Including The Kiwanis Music Festival Placing First For Alto Saxophone Solo, As Well As A Finalist In The Adult Vocal Category. Two Major Vocal Competitions Country 105 “Rising Star” And CFCW Country “Vocal Spotlight” Placed Mary Also As A Finalist..
These Successes Prompted Mary To Make Performing Part Of Her Regular Diet... Showcasing Her Talents At First, Then Entertaining At Clubs, Legion Halls, Private Parties, Stampede Breakfasts, BBQ’S, And Corporate Functions.
A Loyal Audience And Fan Base Quickly Surfaced.
Mary Realized Then That Traditional Country Music Was Her True Passion And Has Pursued This Dream Ever Since.
Audience Acceptance For A Budget EP Recording Prompted Mary To Take The Next Big Step... Investing In A Professionally Recorded Studio Session. Recorded At Alberta’S Premier Studio “ The Beach Studios” In Calgary, Alberta With Producer Lanny Williamson , Mary'S Debut Album "Two In The Saddle", Was Released In Late June 2008. It Reveals Just A Little Of Mary’S “Spirit” And Offers A True Traditional Country Sound.
“Two In The Saddle” Is A Culmination Of Efforts To Date, And Plans are now underway for a second Album due out in late 2014.
Mary performs at At Various Venues Ranging From Stampede Breakfasts, BBQS, Seniors Clubs, Lodges, Private /Corporate Functions, and Festivals to soloist within her Church community.
Plans are underway To Take Her Music To The Next Level With the subsequent release to radio songs from her upcoming CD, and to Spread Her Music/Talent Where Ever She Can both in and outside her home province of Alberta.