Heartland Originals Show
Mary’s Heartland Original
Show maintains the same wholesome humor and fast pace as the variety show,
but contains more depth of content for the adult theater audience. Mary and
her band play upbeat heartland folk rock and country blues, showcasing award
winning story songs she has written and favorites audiences will remember
and enjoy. Mary’s excellent musicianship on guitar, violin, banjo,
mandolin, blues harmonica and keyboards are featured, along with some upbeat
bluegrass and inspirational standards. Mary’s skillful songwriting is about
the heart of America... the dreams, hopes, families, loves and faiths that
live deeply within each of us.
Sample of Songs
that may be featured:
Play it Like Grandpa Plays
A touching song of how Mary’s Grandfather taught her to play violin as a
child. This song won an award in the Billboard Song Contest.
Written by Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass... a toe tapping Celtic
William Tell Overture
Better known as the "Lone Ranger Theme" This is a classical piece Mary’
learned as a youngster from her teacher, who held first chair in the Seattle
Orange Blossom Special
A classic train song, fast paced bluegrass violin piece that starts
featuring Mary’s harmonica
A traditional fast Texas fiddle song
Wrong Side of Town
Humorous country blues song about Mary’s car breaking down in the red
light district at 2 AM
Soulful R & B song that describes a young girl’s sadness and fears as she
faces life on the streets.
A humorous R & B song featuring Mary’s excellent keyboard and blues
harmonica playing.... about a driver Mary saw who had her hands off the
wheel, raised in the air, singing loudly with the radio blasting gospel
Love Doesn’t Just Disappear
Beautiful folk rock story song of love lasting many years through
willingness to admit wrong and forgiveness.
Thanks for the Times
A touching song of thanks for God’s paternal love..... This song won two
Music City Songwriting awards for excellent vocals and songwriting
A favorite traditional piece that "duels" a race and picking contest
between banjo and guitar
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
A classic bluegrass piece featuring banjo and guitar
A traditional banjo piece about mountain living in Tennessee
A traditional intricate banjo piece in the melodic style
This is a happy song that tells of sitting on the back porch after a busy
day, picking guitar and getting life into perspective.
A standard Hank Williams tune that will have everyone singing and tapping
Blonde Girl Blues
This is a comic blues tune for "picked on" blondes everywhere!
Hot Rod Lincoln
This is a classic Western swing song about a wild driver in a hot rod...
featuring Mary’s harmonica and high speeds!
This song features Mary’s boogie woogie piano and harmonica and takes us
to a "Sweet Country"
A suspenseful country blues song describing law by your own gun in the
marshlands of the deep south with intricate guitar and harmonica
A touching folk song about Mary’s big brother when he was a little boy.
Hopeless in Love
Heartland folk rock song that speaks to the heart of anyone who loved
deeply when the other did not.
Little Bit Closer
A heartland folk rock song with harmonica that encourages reaching to a
higher life and goals
No Two Timer Gonna Be My Man
Rhythmic country blues that says it all for the ladies
Play the Game
A comic song featuring Mary’s jazzy blues guitar work. This is a tongue
in cheek rendition of Mary’s mother’s instructions as a teen to go to
college rather than pursue music as a profession
Whole Lotta Love
Song about reading letters from a lost love and hopes while reading
between the lines
Folk song with beautiful guitar and harmonica work. Story song about
Jesus’ life on this earth, and how he was a "Waymaker" for hopeless people.
The Nurses’ Song
Touching song honoring nurses that describes the comforting words said to
a woman after loosing her husband of 30 years
Beautiful folk story song featuring Mary’s excellent guitar picking and
harmonica about a lonesome cowboy who wouldn’t trust anyone
"Mary wowed the audience with her talent...She was
surrounded by seven different instruments...she often played more than one
instrument per song...Top quality entertainment." Janiel Stone, the
Daily Record, Ellensburg, WA
"Wiles is riding a wave of critical acclaim with recent awards...she is
hailed as one of the Northwest’s hottest attractions on the music scene." Journal
of the San Juans
"Wiles shows solid writing with lots of diversity of style...She has a clear
voice, is a top multi-instrumentalist on guitar, fiddle, harmonica, banjo,
mandolin and keyboards to deliver one top flight show." Chris Lunn,
"Wiles is a legend in her own city." Carole Beers, Seattle Times