Mary Shaw is an award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer based in Norwalk, CT.

She specializes in acoustic guitar-based music and also writes in other genres including orchestral, dramedy and hip-hop.

Mary's influences include Sting, Thomas Newman, Adele, Bonnie Raitt, and Carole King. Besides her own releases on Spotify and other streaming services, Mary's written music for commercial clients including GLAD, ASPCA, Havas Worldwide, Pluto TV and DDB.


Mary started out as an independent singer-songwriter back in the 80's. After hitting the road in 1987, she sold a few thousand albums, performed solo shows at hundreds of college campuses, and won a few songwriting contests, including The American Lung Association Clean Air Songwriting Competition judged by Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary. She was also a semi-finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition.

Mary retired from touring after seven years on the road to start a family, followed by a 25-year career in corporate web design. In 2020 she resumed writing and recording music from her home studio, and now serves clients all over the world.