MARY S. "SUSIE" LABRY

P.O. Box 44324 Capitol
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4324
225/235-7879
lasunshine@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE

To perform as bassplayer, rhythm guitar, lead, backup vocals.

SKILLS

Upright and electric bass
Rhythm guitar
Solo and backup vocals
Songwriter lyricist
Beginner in piano, violin, mandolin, and lead guitar.
Seen on live stage, open mikes, CD, film, and tv.
Future goals are to:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008
I Love You Phillip Morris Film and Soundtrack, Choir Ensemble Singer, New Orleans, LA

2007
Cleat Wooley, Denham Springs, LA
“Rocking Chair" on "Sweet Sweet Loving" CD Album Vol. IV, BMI#7007869 S.W. 4000 ©08/07 Produced by Wooley Entertainment Records, WEPC Publishing Co., Inc.-BMI & Recording Studio, Denham Springs, LA

2006-2007
Mary Theresa Valenti Bernard, Denham Springs, LA
“America We Will Arise” Vol. 1 2007 BMI#008559876 Album, Produced by WEPC Publishing, Inc.-BMI and Young Country Music Publishing Co.-BMI, Theresa Valenti Bernard-BMI - Lead Singer “My New Home”© BMI#008559877, Harmony on some of the Other Songs.

2005-2007
LA Shine Heirs Band, Singer, Bass, Songwriter

2005
Hurricane Songs©, Theresa Valenti, Denham Springs, LA
Background Singer and Play Bass

1998
Dixie Taylor, Baton Rouge, LA
Play bass, sing backup, and blow jimmiejohn at Studio for Dixie Taylor in her CD,
©Dixie Rose: Song for the American Family, Vol. 1 by Dixie Taylor

1980s to Present
Old South Jamboree, Walker, LA
Sing as Jamboree guest
Jimmie Davis, friends', and own original songs
Shows shown on local cable tv and various films for tv

1999-Present
Louisiana Songwriters Association Band, Baton Rouge, LA
Play Bass and guitar; solo singing originals, country, contemporary, pop, rhythm & blues, rock, etc.
Write and sing songs, ©"Jimmie Davis, The Sunshine Bridge," honoring him for 100th Birthday which I performed during an LSA Jimmie Davis song contest on radio, KTLD-AM in Alexandria, LA and various concerts and open mikes.

1970s to Present
First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Rehearsals every Wednesday night and at extra rehearsals.
Church on Sunday mornings
Special events:
Sing all kinds of music: classical, pop, country, rock, spirituals, and contemporary Christian.

COMPOSITIONS

September, 1999
©"Jimmie Davis, The Sunshine Bridge," cowriter is Janice Calvert

September, 1999
Cowrote ©"Happy Birthday, Jimmie Davis" by Linda Torres

Summer & Fall, 1999
Cowrote ©"It's Over" by Janice Calvert, Steve Decatau, et al.

1984 to Present
Writing a compilation of own original songs.
Book is named ©Louisiana Songs, which is over 25 of my original songs.

EDUCATION

Robert E. Lee Grammar School, New Orleans, LA
1962-1964
Violin: 3rd and 4th Grades took Theory and Violin
1964-1966
Cello: 5th and 6th Grades took cello
1962-1966
Plays: 3rd - 6th Grades

McMain Junior High, New Orleans, LA
1966/1967
Voice: 7th Grade, Choir or Glee Club

Sacred Heart of Jesus High-Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
1968/1969
9th Grade Music Appreciation

Alcee Fortier High School, New Orleans, LA
1970/1971
Voice: Senior Year, Choir Glee Club. Sang as alto

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
1973-1981
Voice: LSU General Choir and Womens Chorus. Sang as alto.

New Orleans Recreation Department, (NORD), New Orleans, LA
1963-1964
Piano: 3rd and 4th Grade-Took piano. Used Michael Aaron course. I use Bastion on my own from time to time.

On Own
1971-Present
Guitar: Senior Year, Used Mel Bay and learned rhythm guitar and at times practice lead licks.
I always go to jam sessions regularly at friends' house and bluegrass festivals.

Louisiana Songwriters Association
1989-Present
Classes, seminars, and promotional activities learning to write songs.
Learning to play and sing originals, contemporary, rock, rap, rhythm & blues, and blues.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

1969-Present See keying resume, and Filmography and Acting Resume.

VOLUNTEER & MEMBERSHIPS

2002 - Louisiana Secretary of State Cavalcade Audition, Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA

1999 - Present
Louisiana Songwriters Association, Baton Rouge, LA
Band
Marketing

1970s - Present
First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA

Present
Shreveport Municipal Auditorium-Backstage Pass Show, Guest Singer Shreveport, LA
Louisiana Bluegrass Association
Performer - open mikes

1984-1995
Baton Rouge Jaycees

1982 Andrew - Present
Red Cross

1994-Present
Louisiana Public Broadcasting Telethons and Fests

1969-1971
Junior Achievement, New Orleans, LA
Champion Salesman for Brandy Snipper Santa Candles made at JA
Champion Salesman for Potato Bakers at JA

1969
Sacred Heart of Jesus High School-Canal Street, New Orleans, LA
Sold over $100.00 worth of ads for Sacred Heart Program
Regional US Champion of World's Finest Chocolate. Record has never been broken yet.

1960s
Girl Scouts, New Orleans, LA
Girl Scout cookies

REFERENCES

Cleat Wooley, http://www.cleatwooley.com
Theresa Valenti Bernard, Denham Springs, LA 70726 Phone: 225-667-8589
Dixie Taylor, 723 Arlington, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Phone: 225-336-0076
Janice Calvert, 4775 Arrowhead, BR, 70808, Phone: 924-0804
Music Ministry, First Baptist Church, BR. Phone: 343-0397
Mr. & Mrs. Charles & Frances Bennett, 926-4710
Mr. & Mrs. Alton Warwick, Warwick Productions 318-227-9110


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