Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers were happy to be included in the November, 2016 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited in an article written by Historian, Ivan Tribe. Click here to read the entire article: Bluegrass Unlimited, November, 2016
I tried for two years to book Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers for Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival in Henderson, Kentucky, and finally succeeded and boy, did my persistence pay off! This group was special from the moment they arrived at our festival site. Friendly, professional, and easy to work with, they let it be known that they were here to entertain. Four women, fantastic instrumental musicians all, but with closely bound harmonies usually only found in a sisters act. Their performance – a full ninety minute set – was the hit of the festival which had a lineup that included some pretty highly touted Bluegrass artists. Comfortable on stage, they played and sang without fault and to top it off, they were personable and funny. They truly had the audience in the palms of their hands. I was especially taken with the talents of multi-instrumentalist Trina Emig. I’ve never heard a better, stronger, female picker. She had every banjo and mandolin player in the house standing with their mouths open! I would have Ma Crow and company back anytime – only thing I might do different is let them close the show. I give them the highest possible ratings and would be glad to recommend them for any festival in the country. Book them if you can . . . You will not be disappointed!
~ Ken Christopher, Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, Henderson, KY, August 2015.
It only takes one listen to Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers to know that you have experienced a rare treat. Separately I’m sure they would each be wonderful, but the band they have combined to create is unique. Original material, excellent musicianship and beautiful harmonies separate them from all the rest. Don’t miss a chance to see them live. Oh, one more thing… be certain to introduce yourself and pick up some of their music. You’ll be glad you did. ~ Tim Carter, WMTN Radio 1300 AM, August 26, 2015
Dear Ma Crow:
I just had to contact you after listening to “Smoky Junction”, “Wayward Daughter”, & ” Memory of a Mountain”. These exceptional projects have been in my cd player for the last 10 days. I lost track of how many times I have played them, but is definitely in the double digits. I loved everything about these projects. You combined the “old time mountain sound” with “the bluegrass sound” to create a unique “ladyslippers sound”. The vocals both lead and harmony kept me riveted the entire time the projects were playing, & the instrumental work was superb! I loved your arrangements of all the “traditional songs” giving them “a new life”. The original songs sounded as if they were written 60 years ago. These cds are a “must have” for all bluegrass fans! You won’t be disappointed!! I can’t wait to share these projects with my listeners.
Al Shusterman, KCBL Radio