"If you have not been in the presence of Mary Lydia's magically healing gifts, then I suggest you move quickly, as empty spots fill up fast. Whether she is conducting a private Sound Healing session or a public "Sound/Sense Extravaganza" ("Smorgasbord"?"Melange"? "Alchemical Transformational Conspiracy"??), it will most likely be enigmatically delicious in a most delightful way. Mary Lydia's pure talent is truly impressive - vocal beauty, musicianship and true songwriting flair, but what I loved about her performance of Spa Opera, "The Wood Elves Serenade" is that it showcased her ability to gather a really special group of Artists and generously share the spotlight and celebrate each of them in turn. And there was CAKE. amazing CAKE. Many people use the word "Enchanting" to describe a performance, but for me it is a rare occurrence to see someone really achieve that mood/aesthetic/magic. Mary Lydia crafted an evening in which it really was possible to allow one's self to be transported into a more innocent, heartfelt and curious place, without having to take the dreaded detour into "Schmaltz-Land." Such a unique and remarkable adventure, there truly were moments I doubt I'll ever forget!"
- Sherry S.