A BAND DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A GAMBLE?
STEW TAKES THE RISK OUT OF HIRING A BAND
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you need and we will make it happen. It's that simple.
Thank you for your interest in Mama's Stew. We
hope to hear from you soon!
Back in the psychedelic days of rock and roll,
some bands used to chemically enhance themselves to
enhance their perceived performances to their fans. Unfortunately,
these chemical enhancements would sometimes lead to a member or
members of the band being unable to perform. As the show must go on, desperation took over and a member of the crew or a friend who could play, was
pressed into service and the live performance would take on an
entirely fresh sound. Many times this sound was magic as the
spontaneity of the moment led to some incredible live performances.
The throw together band was referred to as Mama's Stew.
Flash forward to late 2007. The concept of a
new Mama's Stew came about as several of the area bands were having
scheduling and personnel issues forcing them to cancel jobs,
sometimes at the last minute. Mike, Bob, Chris and Jack, who were permanent members of other bands came up with the idea
of the ultimate fill-in band. They put together a song list of songs
they all knew, picked a singer, a key, and if someone needed them they
could show up on a last minute gig and fill in; many times with
little or no rehearsal. Their varied musical styles, experience and
vocals were immediately intertwined and the sound was remarkable.
The magic of the early days was back! Going on nine years, over 200 songs in
their repertoire, and a few hundred gigs later, Mama's Stew continues on with
the spark and spontaneity that has been instrumental to the success
of Rock and Roll.
Come and catch the Magic!
Chris and Jack as core performers. Mike comes out for our acoustic Cocktail Sauce shows. From time to time due to
scheduling constraints one of our musical friends will fill in.
Mama's Stew has been proud to have the following talented musicians fill in