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Mama Said String Band's album "Carry The Water"​ also carries a refreshing interwoven synergies

Written By Renee Collins, M.Ed.

While one of the songs on “Carry the Water” is the song titled “Nameless”, the qualities of Mama Said String Band’s entire work of musical art on this album evoke more expression than what words alone can express but let’s give it the “college” try. MSSB’s perfect trifecta of artistry, musical expression, and passion are all signature qualities that clearly make their presence known on this album. This trifecta compliments a perfect blend and synergy of interwoven bluegrass and classical themes making for something that feels wild, unique, exciting, and at times- chaotic…but in the end bringing resolution that occurs without the listener even knowing exactly how they all got there…all at the same time…all together…and in perfect harmony.

While the members of this band can evoke genius and choose to title one of their most transformative original songs- “Nameless” , one simply cannot NOT “name” this band as anything “less” than that what they truly are- and that is absolutely, without debate – BRILLIANT, CREATIVE AND INCREDIBLY INNOVATIVE.

Just when you have days where you have sat back and accepted the current state of music as being over-commercialized, fitting into a specific mold, and incredibly generic in nature – you have DAYS where you hear the work of Mama Said String Band and realize these days are few and far between.

And by the way…Mama said there’d be days like this…And Mama was absolutely right!

Be sure to check out Mama Said String Band online at

Check out one of Mama Said String Band's performances on "Overtones Hosted By Renee Collins"

Renee Collins Cobb, M.Ed is the former host of NPR's “Red Barn Radio”, and Lexington Community Radio’s radio shows/podcasts “Overtones”, “Gray Matters” and “Listen Locally Open Mic Night at The Twisted Cork”. In addition, she is also the President of Collins Consulting Group, LLC, and co-owner with Warren Cobb of Listen Locally, LLC and the 501c3 non-profit organization, Room 17 Productions.

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