Inspired by playing and singing each other’s songs at their own “porch parties,” these established Boston-area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues. They took their act on the road and “Porch Party Mamas” was born. All are seasoned players, each with their own pervasive individual music persona and critical accolades. Between them, they have shared the stage with a distinguished litany of artists, including Willie Nelson, the Indigo Girls and Lyle Lovett.
The Porch Party Mamas include; Felicia Brady-Lopez (vocals, accordion, guitar, bass); Jane Grondin (vocals, fiddle, guitar); Ksenia Mack (vocals, guitar, glockenspiel); Katrin Peterson (vocals, percussion); and Kelly Riley (vocals, guitar, bass).
Miriam Elhajli is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by Latin American folk, modern jazz, and contemporary classical musical traditions. She is a Berklee graduate and currently lives in New York City.