Music Commissioner Mary E. “Busy” McCarroll

Music Background

Over 40 years’ experience in the music industry. Highlights include:

  • Band Leader and Lead Vocalist: BUSY y Los Big Deals, a 4/5 piece jazz/pop band (2005-present)
  • Performer: The High Hippy Associates, a 4 piece vocal group (2019 to present)
  • Performer: The Queen and I, an acoustic Trio with Bella Gigante & Mikey Baker (2018-2020)
  • Previous Band Leader and Vocalist: Southwest Wind, CROWSFEET, Busy & The Bodies, MV2=The Motion, SOULed Out, The BeatNik Spy Music Files, Ambassadors of Pleasure, Crazy 88
  • Albums: 1. MV2 = The Motion A New Mexico Christmas, 2. Sugar Kisses Bar’Bar’Ella ~ The Beatnik Spy Music Files, 3. Tall Girl Tales, 4. A New Mexico Christmas, 5. Nutcracker N2K; Currently working on a new studio CD co-produced by Busy, Baird Banner, and New Mexico music legend, keyboardist/producer, Kevin Zoernig
  • Studio Vocalist / Vocal Arranger: lead and harmony on over 100 recordings
  • Instructor: Thunderstorm Singing/Songwriting Club at Turquoise Trail Elementary Charter School
  • Music Director: Phame Inc. music productions for adults with mental and physical disabilities
  • Private Vocal Coach
  • Radio host: KSFR / SFCC and KVSF Radio Free Santa Fe/Hutton Broadcasting
  • Resident Narrator / Vocalist: National Dance Institute (NDI)
  • Songwriter: Exclusive contract with North Star Media in Los Angeles
  • Awards: 1. Best Album – CD titled ‘Bar’Bar’Ella ~ The Beatnik Spy Music Files’; 2. Best Song by NM Music Awards – ‘Peace by Piece’ theme song for the Film ‘Peace by Piece’; 3. Best Jazz – ‘VAGINA’ written for Eve Ensler’s VAGINA Monologues; 4. Best Song – ‘Love’; 5. Best R & B – ‘The Motion’; 6. ASCAP Special Honor Award (2 years in a row); 7. Winner of New Mexico State Song ‘O’ Fair New Mexico’ contest

Administrative Background

  • President: Santa Fe Music Alliance; Applied for and received a May 2020 grant for the purpose of gifting $200 to twenty five Santa Fe Musicians in need due to lost work from Covid
  • Producer: MAKE MUSIC SANTA FE an annual all ages, free music event which takes place on the same day in over 800 cities worldwide
  • Producer: numerous New Mexico music events to help raise funds and awareness for musicians in need
  • Co-owner and Manager: Kludgit Sound Recording Studio
  • Board Member: Santa Fe Arts in Education Initiative (SFAEI)
  • Task Force Member: Arts, Culture & Entertainment (ACE)
  • Commissioner: New Mexico Music Commission

Education

Santa Fe Community College

Self-taught musician with a little help and inspiration from fellow musician friends

Hometown

Torrance, California

Residence

Cerrillos, Santa Fe County

Appointment

5 August 2020 by Governor Lujan Grisham

Term

5 August 2020 ~ 5 August 2023

Bio

Busy McCarroll Music is Trippy Drippy Surf sounds with a Silky Spy Soundtrack twist. It’s Sade meets Cheryl Crow with a splash of Nancy Sinatra, a sprinkle of Julie London, and a dash of Tom Waits.

Creative Examples

These examples cite McCarroll’s work as a music industry professional in the private sector.

Social Media

Performance

Busy singing her original tune Hope and Toilet Paper, May 2020 (c) Busy McCarroll

New Mexico state song O’ Fair New Mexico with Lori Ottino on Melodica and harmony vocals. They performed this version for the 2014 burning of Zozobra before a crowd of 40,000 people and recorded the video shortly thereafter.

Crazy88 performing Lighten Up at The Outpost Performance Space 19th Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights 18 June 2014.
 

No copyright is claimed in the above creative examples and to the extent that material may appear to be infringed, the New Mexico Music Commission asserts that such alleged infringement is permissible under fair use principles in U.S. copyright laws. If you believe these materials have been used in an unauthorized manner, please contact us.
 
 
McCarroll, Busy ~ Cerrillos