Mary Bue with guitar
City Pages - Best of the Twin Cities - 2020 Winnter

The year in Minnesota music

The World is Your Love album cover“The World is Your Lover” ranked #5 in the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s best Minnesota-made albums of 2020!

5. Mary Bue, “The World Is Your Lover.” The small-town Minnesota native became a big-time world traveler and spiritual thinker in recent years, then turned up the guitars and ’90s rock influences upon returning to the studio.”

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Alan Sparhawk

Her new recording is a triumph not only as a reflection and victory over adversity but as architecture for healing and change

“Every scene has its bright fleeting highlights, its fickle wave of each generation, and its longtime anchors, but through the scene, I’ve known and loved, in Duluth MN, Mary Bue has been the thread that runs so effortlessly through its heart, hands, and soul. She arrived boldly and prolific. I have heard her piano climbing out the window and cascading down the central hillside neighborhood in the summer and the howl of her guitar muffled in the basement in winter. Her new recording is a triumph not only as a reflection and victory over adversity but as architecture for healing and change. I don’t let myself be lifted by just anyone, but I can trust Mary. She means it.”

– Alan Sparhawk (LOW)