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SCHEDULE

NEXT PERFORMANCE

Cushman Library
Concert by The Pond


Wed, July 26, 2018
7 - 8:30 pm

Link to Google Maps

28 Church St
Bernardston, MA 01337

MAMMA'S SCHEDULE

DATE

TIME

VENUE         

ADDRESS      

Wed
Jul 25th
7 - 8:30pm Cushman Library Concert by The Pond
Link to Google Maps 28 Church St
Bernardston, MA 01337
Thu
Jul 26th
8 - 11pm Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar
   supporting Bella’s Bartok
Link to Google Maps 35 Railroad Sq
Nashua, NH  03064
Sat
Jul 28th
To be
determined
Ossipee Valley Music Festival
Link to Google Maps Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds
291 S Hiram Rd
Hiram, ME 04041
Sun
Jul 29th
To be
determined
NoTown Music Festival
Link to Google Maps 2056 VT-100
Stockbridge, VT 05772
Thu
Aug 2nd
8pm - 12am Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
  with Spirit Family Reunion
Link to Google Maps 289 Main St
Greenfield, MA 01301
Sat
Aug 4th
4:30 - 6pm Famtasia Family Camp Out Link to Google Maps 62 Patten Hill Rd
Candia, NH 03034
Sat
Sep 1st
1pm - 1am Virgo Vibe
  a full day of local original music!
Link to Google Maps Deja Brew Cafe & Pub
57A Lockes Village Rd
Wendell, MA 01379
Fri-Sun
9/14-16
To be
determined
FreshGrass Festival
Link to Google Maps MASS MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247
Fri
Oct 26th
8 pm Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
  with Mile Twelve
Link to Google Maps 289 Main St
Greenfield, MA  01301



Mamma's Marmalade



BIO



With a fresh take on traditional American music, Northampton, MA-based newgrass band Mamma’s Marmalade transforms the conventional bluegrass experience into a raucus barnyard party that refuses to let you sit. Since their formation in 2014, the five piece string band has been fusing diverse musical backgrounds into a sound that bursts at the seams with energy, exuding a pure joy for creating music. Mamma’s honest lyrics and warm, acoustic tones invite listeners back to a time when wooden instruments and sweet vocal harmonies captivated the hearts of America. Experimenting with intricate instrumentals and lively, their music brings the genre to new and unexpected places.

Mamma’s Marmalade has been compared to innovative powerhouses such as John Hartford, the Newgrass Revival, Old and In the Way, and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. Over the years, members Lily Sexton (fiddle, vocals), Mitch Bordage (mandolin, vocals), Rich Hennessy (banjo, vocals), Curtis Bordage (bass) and Sean Davis (guitar, vocals) have retained the explorative and fun-loving spirit that drew them together in the first place. The band has supported The Lil’ Smokies, Jayme Stone, Twisted Pine, Bella’s Bartok, and Yarn.

Mamma’s has made appearances on stages at FreshGrass, Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival, Club Passim and The Parlor Room. In June of 2017, they released their debut album “Goodbye, Black Velvet”, which The Valley Advocate called “...a burst of sunshine that makes dark clouds dissipate”. The band is currently working on a second album, which will be released in the Summer of 2018.

Offering a fresh narrative to traditional acoustic music, Mamma’s Marmalade provides a window to the future of bluegrass while keeping the flavor of Americana and Rock n’ Roll alive. Experimenting with songs from classic hitmakers such as The Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix, these scrappy musicians weave technical ability and a rowdy spirit to create a sound laced with a touch of mischief. The band’s high energy shows belie a universal spirit that compels fans to dance and revel in the love of authentic music.


Rich Hennesy

Rich Hennesy


(coming soon)
 
Sean Davis

Sean Davis


Sean grew up in Holden, MA listening the high lonesome sounds of his father's bluegrass band, SloGrass. His first attempts at playing music began when he, as a toddler, would steal his dad's dreadnought guitar and play it vertically like an upright bass. In middle school, he accidentally figured out how to play a G-chord and began teaching himself the instrument from there. Sean dallied in classical bassoon in high school before dedicating his musical exploration almost entirely to flat-pick guitar, with elements of bluegrass, jazz, gypsy-swing, finger-style, and blues. Sean attends the U Mass in Amherst, where he met members of Mamma’s Marmalade at an open mic, shortly after giving up hope that roots music thrived amongst young people. He promptly joined the group in August of 2016.
 
Lily Sexton

Lily Sexton


A violinist since the age of four, Lily Sexton began her studies in classical music with The Suzuki School of Westport. Her mother, an accomplished vocalist, encouraged her to sing, first in church and then later in chorus ensembles and as a soloist. Entirely self-taught in the fiddle style, Lily found traditional American fiddle music while studying sustainable agriculture at The University of Massachusetts and became immediately enthralled (some say obsessed, semantics). Since then she has devoted many hours and many miles on her car to seeking out teachers of all kinds, from the collective education of the bluegrass jam to old masters of the American fiddle to illuminating recordings of (and performances by) the great sages of bluegrass and beyond. In each song she writes or performs, Lily strives to bring to light the profound connection that exists between us all when we share in the music making experience. When she isn’t playing, she is teaching classical and traditional violin to young’uns, writing, or enjoying the peace of Hadley, MA.
 
Mitch Bordage

Mitch Bordage


Mandolin wasn’t a word in Mitch’s vocabulary until age 19, when his family discovered his great uncle’s old mandolin. A guitar player since he was in middle school, Mitch’s musical roots come from picking tunes out of the Americana skillet of country, rock, blues that he, his brother and his Dad played growing up. Years later, when that old mandolin was dug up from the dank, cobwebby corners of his basement, Mitch was still invested in learning guitar, but fortunately after months of toying around with a few chords, his world exploded while at an uncle’s jam session. It was here where a well bluegrassed cousin proceeded to melt his face off, ripping lead after lead. Feeling as though a challenging yet promising path was opening up ahead of him, Mitch took the mandolin by his side and set a course to brave the mysterious eight stringed land. Having found a home in Mamma’s Marmalade, he passionately explores music (the good and the bad) with his best friends. As a player of a few years, Mitch continues to learn by standing on the shoulders of his heroes David Grisman and Sam Bush while incorporating fresh ideas from his own experience with funk, jazz, and psychedelic rock. By day Mitch enjoys computers, botany, and dank memes. The dank.
 
Curtis Bordage

Curtis Bordage


Curtis has been playing bass since he was twelve. He had grown up listening to his dad play old country songs on the guitar and he was inspired to play himself. Curtis got his first bass on his twelfth birthday and hasn't stopped playing since. A year after he began teaching himself, he started teaching himself guitar too. Although his roots are in country he branched off into rock, funk, jazz, and hip-hop. Curtis joined the band in the summer of 2015 and fell in love with the genre. When he’s not playing bass for the band he is practicing his flat-picking in hopes that he will someday become Sean Davis. Curtis continues to sprinkle in elements of jazz and funk in his playing.
 




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