The Wooly Mamas
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The Wooly Mamas

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Rock Alternative


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The Wooly Mamas @ Mercy Lounge

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

The Wooly Mamas @ The Basement

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

The Wooly Mamas @ Tidball's

Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States



"The Wooly Mamas Release Video "Suzanne""

You may remember The Wooly Mamas from their Artist of the Month win this spring, the trio that played six years as a cover band before deciding to focus on their originals. Or you may have caught one of their airtight shows around town (and think of how much even a year as a cover band could up a group's game.) This video for "Suzanne" was released last Tuesday. It's mostly footage from the recording studio, but the track is an outstanding example of all-American rock 'n' roll. Solid and driving, it's a plea from a bad man to a good woman delivered with a whiff of Ben Nichols on the raspy poignancy that vocalist Rick Patoray imparts on his lyrics (though here's hoping there's no similiarity in the size of their livers.) This song will be officially released as a single on October 21st, the first in a planned series while the band raises the funds for a physical release in 2015. The Wooly Mama's next Nashville show will be at The Basement on October 18th. Keep up with the band as put out more tunes of this caliber HERE.

We don't know who Suzanne is, but goddamn, we hope she understands. -Terra James-Jura - Terra James-Jura

"New Bowling Green Local Rock Scene Short Documentary"

Over the last few months I’ve been working on a video feature/short documentary showcasing the Bowling Green, Kentucky rock scene. This new video showcases the scene’s biggest bands like Cage The Elephant and Sleeper Agent, along with newcomers The Wooly Mamas. Local hot spot Tidball’s is also featured in the video. I’d like to thank Matt & Brad Shultz from Cage The Elephant, Alex Kandel from Sleeper Agent, The Wooly Mamas, and Brian Jarvis from Tidball’s for being interviewed. A special thank you also goes out to Yellowberri Music who shot the Tidball’s section for us, and reporters Mike Mazzarone and Doug McCausland for shooting the Cage The Elephant interview. This was a very collaborative effort. We’ll have up our full interview with Cage The Elephant in the next few days.

Below you can watch the video footage I shot of Cage The Elephant and Sleeper Agent live in April for the piece, along with the full version of The Wooly Mamas’ Lincoln Parish produced “Make Sure.” - Brett Buchanan

"The Deli Magazine Artist of the Month"

Congratulations to The Wooly Mamas, The Deli Nashville's newest Artist of the Month. The band may have caught your ear once or twice around town, as they have been sharing bills with quite a few other Nashville sluggers: The Daily Howl, Blackfoot Gypsies, and That's My Kid, to name a few. The Wooly Mamas got their start as a cover band, and built their catalog of originals as the trio outgrew their sets of Tom Waits, Hank Williams and Wilco tunes and sought an outlet for their creativity while maintaining their respect for the classics. It was a very organic, and really, most optimal outcome for a story that starts with 'three dudes in a cover band-.' Whether you're a long-term, devoted fan that threw down a vote on Day 1, or this is the first time that you've heard of the trio, one thing has been made clear: they rock hard enough to win this month's poll. Listen to "Make Sure," one of the two songs they released this past December, then buy them a beer at fooBar on April 26th for being winners. -Terra James-Jura - Terra James-Jurra

" Artist Showcase"

The Wooly Mamas are a band from Nashville that released their debut EP Parlor Deluxe earlier this year. They recently released two new tracks that were recorded at Talk Box Rodeo studios and produced by former Cage The Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish. “Make Sure” is one of the two tracks, it’s a great song and frontman Rick Patoray has a fantastic voice. The song reminds me a bit of The Beatles sonically and 90’s Radiohead melodically. - Brett Buchanan

"The Wooly Mamas Debut EP Parlor Deluxe Showcases Their Talent"

Nashville, Tennessee based rock band, The Wooly Mama’s, recently released their debut album that will surely gain the attention of everyone who hears it. The band is composed of Zach Bossart on bass guitar and vocals, Rick Patoray on vocals, guitar and piano, and Kenny Thomas on vocals and drums. The trio originally began in Washington D.C. in 2002 and moved to the music city five years ago to spread their sound to new fans.

The EP, entitled Parlor Deluxe, may only have seven songs but it entices listeners from the beginning.

The first song on the EP, called “Do I Really” is a strong open to the rest of the album. It highlights both the technical skill of the band members as well as the unique vocals. The chorus is catchy with a rhythm that moves.

“Always in Fall” is the fifth song on the EP where it sits comfortably as a ballad. Its soft and slow cadence is remarkably soothing while the vocals flawlessly accompany the instrumentals. The song has a tempo that just makes you want to move.

Arguably the best song of the EP is the last song entitled, “Orphan Times.” The strong closer is a slower track yet the most emotional of them all. The slower rhythm and pace of the song pulls forward a different side of the band away from the rock roots they arose from. The guitar work is both soothing and stirring. The lead vocals are incredibly sentimental and affecting.

The Parlor Deluxe EP really shows what this trio is made of. The vocals are both relax and powerful while the guitar and drums accompany them perfectly.

This band may be relatively unknown in the local music scene of Nashville but it seems doubtful they will remain unknown for much longer. The band’s live show is as great as their recording. The trio has such obvious passion for their music that it comes through each note sung and each chord played. - Sarah Sommer


Parlor Deluxe EP 2013



The Wooly Mamas are a Nashville, TN based trio that plays original music with an eclectic mix of genres including roots rock, alt country, grunge and blues. The Wooly Mamas hail from the suburbs of Washington, DC, where they began playing music together as a cover band in 2002. From Hank Williams to Nirvana, Wilco, Tom Waits, from The Stray Cats to The Beatles, the band drew influence from all of their favorite music and soon-after started to flesh out a catalog of their own original songs. After 6 years as a constantly gigging cover band, the trio took their new library of all original material and moved to Nashville, TN where they formed The Wooly Mamas. In 2013 the band released their debut EP, "Parlor Deluxe" which can be physically purchased, downloaded, or streamed for free online. In December 2013 the band digitally released two brand new tracks, "Breakfast" and "Make Sure" produced by former Cage The Elephant guitarist Lincoln Parish at his studio Talk Box Rodeo in Nashville. Recently the band has headed back into the studio to work on a brand new full length release. The first of these new tracks, "Suzanne" has been released as a single on the band's official website, accompanied by a new video of their studio performance of the song. The Wooly Mamas are currently working on the remainder of the album and can currently be seen playing live in Nashville and surrounding areas. 

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