When Hell Freezes Over

Mary Lyn Maiscott

A rousing protest song that calls on all of us to raise our voices high against apathy, xenophobia, and lies—and for activism, compassion, and inclusion. With Joan Chew on violin and Graig Janssen on guitar, harmony vocals, and mixing board.

“When Hell Freezes Over” was recorded by Graig Janssen at Mercy Sound Studios in NYC. The photo of Anne Lilly-Pepper, Allyson Smith, and Mary Lyn Maiscott at the Women’s March on NYC, January 21, 2017, that was used in the cover art was taken by Mustapha Khan.

Mary Lyn Maiscott is a singer-songwriter based in NYC, where she’s played such clubs as Folk City, the Bitter End, CBGB, Sidewalk Cafe, and the Bowery Electric. Her recordings include the CD "Blue Lights" and the EPs "Crucified" and "Tiny Stars," both of which were Vanity Fair Twitter picks, as was the “hauntingly beautiful” single “Alexander/Isabella.” Her vocal style has been compared to some of the prominent singers she's interviewed in her sideline as a music journalist, such as Linda Ronstadt, Sheryl Crow (a fellow Missourian), and Debbie Harry. Ohio radio talk-show host Louie Free has called her song “Blue Lights,” which she wrote about the wartime romance of her parents, “a Christmas classic,” and Mexico City’s Guillermo Henry, who devoted an entire episode of his show “Radio Etiopía” to the CD "Blue Lights," has said that “Mary Lyn has the voice of the very angels.” Her nonfiction and fiction have appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Village Voice, and The Portland Review, among other publications. She's married to Robert Rosen, author of "Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon" and other books.

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