Mary Lorson and the Soubrettes is fronted by Mary Lorson (vocals, guitar, piano, percussion), who began her career twenty years ago as the lead singer of Madder Rose, and since then has fronted the jazzy artrock group Saint Low, scored several films with Billy Cote, and collaborated on other dramatic and musical projects (see website if you want details). As a writer, Lorson is currently developing “Freak Baby and the Kill Thought,” an original play with music about the vaudeville diva Eva Tanguay and “Old School,” a television series set in the music scene of 1980’s Boston.
Amelia Sauter (bass, vocals) is also a singer, writer and cartoonist whose work has appeared in publications and anthologies.
Leah Houghtaling (banjo, tenor guitar, vocals) composed the score for Becky Lane’s film “Pokerface” and is a master woodworker. She and Amelia own and operate Felicia’s Atomic Lounge in Ithaca, NY.
The Soubrettes are the latest avenue for Lorson’s writing and arranging explorations, much of which are currently informed by The group’s first disc, “BurnBabyBurn.”