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Mama Tried Bluegrass Band from Poughkeepsie, NY

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 13 Reviews
  • 26 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Starting at $400 per event

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Mama Tried is a progressive bluegrass band performing a variety of bluegrass standards, new wave bluegrass and original tunes. We are professional players representing the cream of the crop of Hudson Valley Bluegrass music. Known for our jaw dropping instrumental abilities and tight vocal harmonies we are ready to help make your next event a toe tappin' finger snappin' party!


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Avg 5.0 | 13 Reviews

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Review by Kevin S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 1, 2011From Stephentown, NY

The band arrived perfectly on time to get everything set up properly. Upon arrival, the band was sound checking within no time, and had all the guests very anxious for the party. The character of each individual band member was great, and the audience interaction was perfect. The song list was spectacular, and had everyone dancing from start to finish. All great instrumentalists, great vocalists, over the event was a total success, and Mama Tried was the perfect band for the bill. A+++++, would hire again, and would certainly recommend to anyone looking to book a progressive blue grass band with a lot of character, authenticity, and talent. THANK YOU!!

Review by Elyse M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 23, 2010From Bear Mountain, NY

We hired Mama Tried for our June 2010 wedding. They did an acoustic set for the ceremony out by a lake and a plugged in jam for part of our reception. These band members are not only amazing performers, but also good-natured people! Mama Tried learned two songs for us and put their own bluegrass spin on them. They were flexible with everything and even invited us up to sing with them during their last song! I have pics of the band with whole-hearted smiles during the nuptials too. I can't say enough positive things about this group. Thank you guys so much for everything. Anyone reading this should not hesitate to hire this wonderful band of talented, awesome people.

Review by Jennifer O.

Family ReunionReviewed on June 29, 2010From New Paltz, NY

The music was great and well received by party attendees. Excellent value!

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Song List 

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  • Mama Tried | Merle Haggard
  • My little Georgia Rose | Bill Monroe
  • Rocky Top | Osborne Brothers
  • Salt Creek | Traditional
  • Hobo song | Peter Rowen
  • Crossing Muddy Water | John Hiatt
  • Everybodys Talkin' | Harry Nillsson
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown | Earl Scruggs
  • Cherokee Shuffle | Traditional
  • You ain't goin' nowhere | Byrds
  • Salty Dog | Traditional
  • Don't Pass Me By | Beatles
  • Nelly Kain | Hot Rize
  • E.M.D. | Grisman/Rice
  • Mountain dew | Traditional
  • Jerusalem Ridge | Bill Monroe
  • Live Forever | Billy Joe Shaver
  • I know you rider | Grateful Dead
  • A Minor Occurence | Gary DiGiovanni
  • Door into summer | Monkees
  • Minor Swing | Django Reinhardt
  • Cumberland Blues | Grateful Dead
  • No Expectations | Rolling Stones
  • Things We Said Today | Beatles
  • Maggie's Farm | Bob Dylan
  • Love Come Home | Bill Monroe
  • Sugaree | Grateful Dead
  • Wichita | Gillian Welch
  • Make Me Down a Pallet | Doc Watson
  • Midnight Moonlight | Peter Rowan
  • Miss Ohio | Gillian Welch
  • Presbyterian Guitar | John Hartford
  • Red-Haired Boy / June Apple | Traditional
  • Sundown | Gordon Lightfoot
  • The slippery truth | Mel Paskell
  • Wagon Wheel | Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Ashokan Farewell | Jay Ungar
  • Angeline The Baker | Traditional
  • New Camptown Races | Frank Wakefield
  • Blackberry Blossom | Traditional
  • Blues Stay Away from Me | Delmore, Raney & Glover

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

October 11, 2015 • Wedding
Sun4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Kingston, NY
October 3, 2015 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Garrison, NY
August 8, 2015 • Wedding Reception
Sat8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Rhinebeck, NY
July 30, 2015 • Celebration
Thu6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Round Top, NY
June 6, 2015 • Private Party
Sat1:00 PM - 4:30 PM New Paltz, NY
July 6, 2013 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Sat2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Woodstock, NY
June 7, 2013 • Event
Fri5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Sheffield, MA
May 19, 2013 • Wedding Reception
Sun4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Stony Point, NY
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Sat10:00 AM - 3:30 PM New York City, NY
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Sat8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Bangall, NY
February 9, 2013 • The Pines restaurant
Sat6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wassaic, NY
February 2, 2013 • Twelve Moons Coffee House
Sat7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Salisbury, CT

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