Female acoustic artist Ma Crow is a CAMMY (a Cincinnati Grammy) award winner and multi-nominee for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. She played for many years with the well-known Cincinnati band “Ma Crow and The Flock”. She then formed the band “Ma Crow and The Medicine Show” to get back to her old time and bluegrass roots. She played with “Katie Laur and Her All Girl Bluegrass Band” and formed the all female band (and Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominees) “The Mother Pluckers”. Ma Crow has now joined with Trina Emig, Margie Drees, and Vicki Abbott to form another all female band “Ma Crow and The Lady Slippers”.
From ballads to bluegrass, old-time to contemporary music, her roots come from East Tennessee to the Ohio River Valley. When Ma Crow sings, even the most melodious of song birds would be hard pressed to send forth such a sweet strand of sounds.
“I believe that musicians have a special task which is to bring peace to this world. I also believe that the music is not about me, but about the musicians making each song the best it can be. I feel that I did not choose music, rather music chose me.” ~ Ma Crow
Ma Crow is a classic mountain songbird, but it’s not merely the pristine quality of her voice, it’s her phrasing – her simple, clear delivery that tells a story going beyond just reciting some old-timey lyrics. ~ Rick Bird, Cincinnati Enquirer
Ma Crow has received the following nominations for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards:
2011 Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers (Bluegrass)
2007 Ma Crow and the Mother Pluckers (Bluegrass)
2006 Katie Laur and Her All-Girl Band (Bluegrass)
2004 Ma Crow (Bluegrass)
2003 Ma Crow (Country/Bluegrass)
2001 Ma Crow (Bluegrass)
1997 Ma Crow and the Flock (Folk)
Ma Crow won a CAMMY in 1999 for Ma Crow and the Flock (Folk/Bluegrass Band)