Last night, the lineup of Mary, plus Steve Toy (gtr), Joe Gribbons (bs) , and Chris Pires (dr), were backed up by Terri Rambo (b vox) Brian Hopely (perc), plus a string quartet and a woodwind quartet. Different musicians were on stage at different times, but the evening's finale featured everyone at once - 14 musicians on stage! I used to sit in with Mary playing accordion (usually when she did not have a string quartet, playing the string parts) but last night I sat comfortably in the audience, and it was a fine show. They played just about every song Mary has written for Box Five, in a set that was over an hour long. I joked with Steve Toy that it was almost like a Grateful Dead concert.
The opening act was Jaggery, from Boston, in a stripped down lineup of piano & drums. Nice set.
Good luck to Mary in Boston, I am sure she will restart her career soon up there!