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Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers are proud to release our third CD, “Black Wings” August 2015
This CD was mixed and mastered by:
Ron Stewart of the Boxcars.
There are 2 original songs on this album:
The Mystery of Ida Bales” – (Margaret  Drees; Margie Mason Music, ASCAP)
A song about a grave we found while hiking in Tennessee.  Ida Bales was only 18 years old when she died.  This song asks the questions of who she might have been.
Scepters of Gold” – (Ma Crow and Katie Laur; Norma Mountain Music)
A civil war song about a young man who survived the war but came home old and broken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers are proud to release their 2nd CD February 22, 2014: Memory of a Mountain!

This CD was mixed and mastered by Ron Stewart of the Boxcars at the Sleepy Valley Barn Recording Studio in Paoli, IN.

There are 4 original tunes on this album:
-I Want to Go to Ireland – (Dave Gilligan © By permission)
-Memory of a Mountain – (Margaret  Drees; Margie Mason Music, ASCAP)
-Daughter of the Mountain – (Margaret Drees; Margie Mason Music, ASCAP)
-Liberty Hill – (Margaret Drees; Margie Mason Music, ASCAP)

This CD is available for direct radio play downloads for DJ’s on Airplay Direct today!  The CD is also available for purchase (digital downloads) through CD Baby, Itunes, and Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

To play samplings of songs from Memory of a Mountain, just click one of the links below:

I Want to Go to Ireland
Shady Grove
Memory of a Mountain
Ages and Ages Ago
Daughter of the Mountain
Things in Life
Liberty Hill
Get Up John
No Mermaid
Montana Cowboy
Going to the West
Time is Winding Up

In early 2011, the four members of this band played together for the first time at a party at a friend’s house.  Although we had known each other and played music in several different band configurations throughout the years, this was our first time playing together as a group and something just clicked.  We played our first official gig May 2011 and since then we have been overwhelmed with support.     We are very proud of our fiddle player Margie Drees, who has written three beautiful songs on this album.  This is our second album and we sure hope you enjoy this collection of songs.   ~Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers

 

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers released their 1st CD in 2013: Wayward Daughter!
This CD is available for direct radio play downloads for DJ’s on Airplay Direct today!  The CD is also available for purchase (digital downloads) through CD Baby, Itunes, and Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

Cincinnati’s City Beat magazine had this to say in an article February 27, 2013: • One of Cincinnati’s best Bluegrass ensembles, Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers, has released its debut album, Wayward Daughter, a stellar collection of Bluegrass/Americana/Country standards delivered in Crow and Co.’s flawless, soul-stirring “mountain music” style. The musicianship, arrangements and vocals (melodies and harmonies) on the album — a follow-up to Crow’s 2011 solo release, Smoky Junction — are impeccable.

To play samplings of songs from Wayward Daughter, just click the song titles below:

No Hiding Place
Lay Me to Rest
Song for Eliza
Country Blues
Tulsa Queen
True Life Blues
Wild Bill Jones
Waiting for a Train
I’m Working on a Building
Blue Grass Stomp
Nothing in Rambling
You Got to Know How

All of the royalties on the above songs have been paid.

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To play samplings of songs from some of Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers recent live performances, just click the song titles below:

Live from OKI May Days Festival, Huber Heights, OH, May 6,  2012
One More Dollar
Montana Cowboy
Bluegrass Stomp
No Hiding Place

Live from Red Barn Radio, Lexington, KY, December 28, 2011
Red Clay Halo
Columbus Stockade Blues
True Life Blues
Working on a Building

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To play samplings of songs from Ma’s recent CD, Smoky Junction, just click the song titles below:

1.I’ve Just Seen the Rock of Ages (John Brenton Preston) Markyle Music, BMI
2.The Lonesome Cowboy’s Breakfast (Hank Bradley/Larry Hanks) Mill Gulch Music, ASCAP
3.West Virginia, My Home (Hazel Dickens) Happy Valley Music, BMI
4.Luxury Liner (Gram Parsons) BrotherTexas Mucis, BMI
5.Lonesome Pine Special (Sarah Carter) APRS, BMI
6.Ice and Snow (traditional) Learned from Tom Bledsoe and Rich Kirby, Hits From Home
7.Foggy Mountain Top (traditional)
8.June Apple (traditional)
9.Banks of the Ohio (traditional)
10.Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine (Redd Stewart;Pee Wee King) Fort Knox Music Inc, BMI
11.The Memory of Your Smile (Ruby Rakes) Fort Knox Music Inc, BMI
12.Cash on the Barrelhead (Charlie and Ira Louvin) Acuff Rose Music, BMI
13.Things in Life (Don Stover) Bathurst Music, BMI
14.Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (Alton and Rabon Delmore) Vidor Publications, BMI

All of the royalties on the above songs have been paid.

The artists who contributed to the Smoky Junction CD include:
Ma Crow Guitar, Lead and Harmony Vocals
Trina EmigBanjo, Mandolin, Bass, Guitar, Harmony Vocal
Natalie Cunningham Bass
Laura HasekFiddle, Harmony Vocals
Sylvia Mitchell Fiddle
Jim HueyDobro, Harmony Vocal
Andy KingGuitar, Lead Vocal
Brad MeinerdingMandolin, Guitar
Margie DreesHarmony Vocals
Vicki AbbottBass
Meghan CoilFiddle
The Smoky Junction CD was completed in 2011.
Ma writes:

“Smoky Junction is a small community located in East Tennessee high up on the Cumberland Plateau.  Growing up in Scott County I would wander those hills for hours every day, among the wild flowers, ferns, and moss.  No where else in the world would the air be so fragrant after a summer rain.  No sweeter a sound was made than those voices I listened to from the back of the school bus, or the church house, or from the home higher up on the hill.  Now my memory wanders those paths through meadows in the deep back woods of Norma Mountain and the New River Valley.  I miss those simple days from long ago.  I visit as often as possible my ancestors and immediate family members who lie sleeping in the beautiful, peaceful cemeteries located there in those mountains.  I miss the mountain people who nurtured me as a youth in Scott County, Tennessee.  They gave me roots and wings.”

 If you would like a copy of Smoky Junction, contact us on the “Contact” page of this website, or visit CD Baby

Thanks!

 

 

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