Violets as Camouflage


“Country music taught us long ago that at some point, anyone with a heart will fall to pieces. On her fifth album, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Mary Bragg explores the little cracks that lead to that undone state, and compassionately argues that it’s possible to reassemble yourself. Her clear, warm alto, reminiscent of Patsy Cline, was made for confidences, and these gorgeously crafted and executed songs touch the listener on a deep level, where insight occurs.” -Ann Powers, NPR Music (10 Best Albums of March 2019)

“Both songs depict scenarios in which the characters lay themselves bare, revealing pain even as they open themselves up for more.”
-Rolling Stone Country


“Ace songwriter Mary Bragg credits fans’ and critics’ enthusiastic response to her 2017 LP Lucky Strike with inspiring her to rely on her instincts.”
-Nashville Scene


“Violets’ 14 tracks are among the most intensely personal Bragg has ever written.”


“Like the long-lost ballad Patsy Cline never got to croon, “I Thought You Were Somebody Else” mixes classic country twang with broken-hearted sentiment and light touches of pedal steel.”
-Rolling Stone Country



“Refined, sumptuously melancholy take on southern storytelling.”
-NPR’s World Cafe

“Sublime distilling of southern grit; subtly refining the folk-country singer-songwriter template.”
-NPR Music, Best of 2017

“Americana Queen.”
-Vice Noisey

“A magnificent collection of Americana.”
-No Depression

NPR Music: Best of 2017

What an incredible end-of-year gift: NPR Music includes “Done Ain’t Done” from Lucky Strike on this best-of list for 2017. So grateful to Jewly Hight for listening, and for calling my music “sublime distilling of southern grit.” She says that I’m “subtly refining the folk-country singer-songwriter template,” and that makes me want to go off and refine it some more. Thankful also to Stephanie Lambring for writing this song with me. Go check her out. Here’s to a fantastic 2018!

Starbucks + Video Premieres for Wildfire & Bayou Lullaby

Huge news! Lucky Strike is now playing in Starbucks, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and a host of other retailers around the world. If you hear me in one of these stores, post a short video of the moment to social media, tag me and the store you’re in, and I’ll send you a surprise thank you in the mail. And for you die-hard Starbucks goers, in their app, click on the music tab and you should see me there when they’re playing my songs. CRAZY!

The official music video for “Wildfire” is premiering now at Noisey.

A live in-studio music video for “Bayou Lullaby” is premiering at Roughstock.