She is a percussionist, conga player, songwriter and vocalist, born Mary Lou Frances Benoit, who has appeared with several artists on tour and in the recording studio.
Albums she has appeared on include Coconut Telegraph on which she co-wrote “Incommunicado”, Somewhere Over China and Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads by Jimmy Buffett , All Four One by The Motels, Rockin’ on 6th by Josh Leo, The Key by Joan Armatrading, Transcendence by Shawn Phillips, Live at the Blue Dolphin with the Marks-Clifford Band, Make A Little Magic and Jealousy by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Snap! Snap! by The Cretones, Blue Country by Joe Dassin and Voyeur, Mistaken Identity and Gypsy Honeymoon by Kim Carnes.
She still plays in the guitarist Buzz Clifford’s band and has performed with him since the late 1970s when he was in the Marks-Clifford Band.
Here’s her co-written “Incommunicado” performed by Jimmy Buffett…