My Interviews with...
Mary Lyn Maiscott
Mary Lyn grew up—in West Virginia and Missouri—with a love of words and a love of music. Her mother dreamed of writing a book (though she never did), and her father collected drums, maracas, and record albums of nearly every type. Mary Lyn switched from poetry to songs in her 20s, developing a style of thoughtful lyrics wed to catchy melodies. She’s played clubs ranging from CBGB’s and Folk City to Pianos and Bowery Electric and has released a CD, two EPs, and many singles. She’s also continued to write—her interviews with such singers as Linda Ronstadt, Debbie Harry and Sheryl Crow have appeared on VanityFair.com and StarPolish.com, her personal essays in Cosmopolitan and The Village Voice, and her fiction in The Portland Review. Mary Lyn has also worked as an editor, most notably for the John Lennon bio Nowhere Man, by Robert Rosen, whom she married in 2001.