Mama Ain't Dead was born out of a love for fiddle tunes, old time music, bluegrass, and some friends deciding to start a band together. Made up of members from established New England Folk/Americana/Bluegrass bands Town Meeting, Green Heron and The Green Sisters this collective is ready to show you something new that still feels nostalgic. Their live set will feature an eclectic mix of original songs, covers, old standards and fiddle tunes. If you’re going to a show be sure to bringing your dancing shoes... or boots... slippers... or just go bare foot- they won’t mind.
It was only a year after the band played their first live show to a sold out Great Scott in Allston, MA, that Esquire Magazine featured them in their “15 Bands to Watch in 2014” feature. They’ve been busy since on the live front as go-to support in Boston for national touring bands like Deer Tick, Futurebirds and The Sadies. The boys capped off 2015 with a Boston Music Award nomination, opening for Evan Dando at his induction into the BMA Hall of Fame. They’ve earned some fantastic looks from festivals and showcases around the country: Mile of Music ’14 (Appleton, WI), SXSW ’15 (Austin, TX), and most recently Stagecoach Country Music Festival ’16 (Indio, CA.). In 2016, TWP have their sights set on the road in support of their forthcoming full-length “Distant Ways” due out July 22 but not before a string of big hometown Summer showcases at Harpoonfest, the Mass Fallen Heroes Patriotfest at the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion and at Boston Calling. “Old Reasons,” the debut single off of “Distant Ways” is now available for streaming or download via Spotify, iTunes and Amazon.