The band

Ma Crow is a longtime veteran of folk and bluegrass music.  She won a CAMMY in 1999.  She has recorded with various artists including Harold Kennedy, Roger Yeardly, the Flock, and Plow on Boy.  She was a featured guest with the Cincinnati Women’s Choir “MUSE”, a member of the Irish Ramblers, Mid-Life Crisis Ramblers, M.C. Blue, Chicken Deluxe, Friends of the Family, and Katie Laur’s All-Girl Bluegrass band. She played for many years with the well known Cincinnati band Ma Crow and the Flock and also formed her own bands, Ma Crow and the Medicine Show and also the Motherpluckers (nominees for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award).  Performances include the Ohio State Fair, Tall Stacks, the Appalachian Festival, the Wool Festival, Queen City Balladeers summer concerts, Taste of Cincinnati, Richwood Bluegrass Festival, and live radio shows at WNKU in Northern KY; WYSO in Yellow Springs, OH; WPFB in Middletown, OH; WAIF in Cincinnati, OH; and WFPK in Louisville, KY.

Margie Drees is an accomplished bass player, fiddle player, and vocalist and is a graduate of CCM (College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati).  She has been playing bluegrass music in Cincinnati and Northern KY for many years and has performed regionally at the Station Inn, Nashville, TN; the Osborne Brothers Festival, Hyden, Kentucky; the J. D. Crow Festival, Wilmore, Kentucky;  Bill Jorgenson’s Bluegrass Festival, Green Bay, Wisconsin; the Salt River Bluegrass Festival, Oil City, Michigan; and many others.  She has played in the Jenni Lyn Band, Appalachian Highway, Crossroads, Farm Hand, and Bittersweet (acoustic duo). She is also an accomplished song writer writing original songs performed by the Lady Slippers. Her tight harmonies with Ma, her excellent lead vocals, and her wonderful fiddle playing all make her an irreplaceable member of the Lady Slippers.

Vicki Abbott was named an Honorary Daughter of Bluegrass by Miss Dixie Hall in April, 2009 for her volunteer work since 2005 as a DJ for the on-line radio station  Vicki has been playing bass since 2008 with several local bands including East Fork Junction.  She remembers as a young child, hearing the bluegrass and classic country that her parents always listened to, but then she got away from it for many years and didn’t start listening to bluegrass again until only about 10 years ago.  “It’s been like coming home.  And the friendships I’m making are the greatest blessing of all.” Vicki’s solid timing on the bass holds the Lady Slippers music together.  And her harmony and lead vocals are a treat to listen to.


Ma Crow and Company
Available for events of all kinds.  Festivals, concerts, community, corporate, parties, picnics, 513-861-6785