Lakewood People Magazine

August 2007 issue of Lakewood Magazine has a pic and Q & A about me! You probably won't find any lying about because my mom has them all!

Issue Date: August 3, 2007, Posted On: 8/3/2007
In the 'Wood: Miss Marcy

By Alexis Westbrook
Lakewood resident Miss Marcy is a professional educator by day and a singer, songwriter, and bandleader by night. She performs 20s- and 30s-style blues and jazz. Her CD, Miss Marcy, includes original songs, “SugarDaddy” and “Restraining Order,” both of which advanced to the second round of the 2006 International Songwriting Competition. Marcy has served twice as a guest DJ on KNON 89.3 FM’s Texas Blues program and enjoys running at White Rock Lake. Miss Marcy and Her Texas Sugardaddys band can be found around town this summer at Greenville Avenue Seafood and Jazz, Pearl, Culpepper’s, and occasionally at The Balcony Club.
Alexis Westbrook, Special contributor
Courtesy photo
Miss Marcy
Are you originally from Dallas?
I was born here, moved away, and now I’m back. How long have you been singing? I started at blues musician Hashbrown’s jam at Lakewood Bar and Grill and the old Schooner’s 10 years ago. I’ve had my own band, Miss Marcy and Her Texas Sugardaddys, for a couple of years now. How did you get started as a singer/songwriter? I’d been playing the DFW circuit for a while and Don O., Friday DJ for KNON 89.3 FM, said I could be included on the KNON 89.3 FM Texas Blues Vol. 4 CD if I had an original tune. So, I wrote the song “SugarDaddy” and asked my friends to record it with me. What music or musicians inspire you? Traditional blues and Texas country are what I dig. I like grassroots music. The musicians that inspire me most are Hashbrown and the late, great Sam Myers. Why the blues? Because it’s real. You don’t need a degree, an attitude, or an electrical outlet. Just some whiskey and soul. Do you play any instruments? I play the piano badly. What’s the most incredible life experience you have had so far? Both of my original tunes, “SugarDaddy” and “Restraining Order,” advanced to the next round in their respective categories in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition. What’s the best thing about your job? It doesn’t feel like a job. What are your favorite Lakewood hangouts? The Balcony Club, La Parrillada, Lakewood Bar and Grill, Scalini’s Pizza and Pasta, The Cock and Bull, and Lakewood Library Favorite guilty pleasure? Going into Chocolate Secrets and pretending to be purchasing a large order just so I can feast on the chocolate samples. When you’re not working, what do you do? Support live music in Dallas

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