Wild Rose of the Mountain
This band - together since April 2005 - has made a real name for itself in the Vancouver/Portland acoustic music scene. Collectively these women have decades of experience playing and singing in harmony. MISTY MAMAS serve up HomeStyle bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, traditional and original songs as well as tasty instrumentals combining the American genres of bluegrass, old time, gospel, folk and country music. The MISTY MAMAS are Carol Harley (vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin), Katherine Nitsch (vocals & guitar), April Parker (vocals, mandolin, accordion) and Eileen Rocci (vocals & upright bass). The band got it's name from Carol Harley, founding member of the very popular local Americana Band, Misty River. Eager to connect with their audience, the Misty Mamas tailor performances that not only entertain but educate as well. You might hear historical secrets and local lore woven in the music with songs from traditional bluegrass bands, female country icons and the old-time music of The Carter Family among others. The material is then laced tightly with songs from Newgrass artists producing a musical fabric rich with history, steeped in tradition and performed with exuberance and character from the heart.