Mary Rocap was living in the northern Orange County community of Cedar Grove when she performed at RAF in 2006. She had been active in the Triangle music scene since the mid-1970s when she began singing with Lise Uyanik and the Mobile City Band.
Rocap, who accompanies herself on guitar, is originally from Media, Pennsylvania. She won an NC Arts Council grant for songwriting in 2001.
Rocap was a founding member, in 1992, of GraceNote, a folk-gospel a capella group comprised of members of Blacknall Presbyterian Church in Durham, and from 1999-2005 she performed in the folk/percussion group Silver, named for the quartet’s collective hair color.