THE HOT MAMAS
The Hot Mamas are an all-female singer-songwriter collective that is rapidly gaining interest
around the Shenandoah Valley. With instrumentation ranging from toy piano, clarinet, banjo,
accordion, ukulele, washboard, dueling kazoos to amazing harmonies, The Hot Mamas not only
entertain and know how to have a good time but they also captivate audiences with their depth.
Their writing styles range from jazzy to pop, from sea chanteys to murder ballads, soulful blues
to drinkin’-when-you’re-sad country tunes. The Hot Mamas are quirky, fun, profound and sincere and not to be missed!
Hot Mamas Quartet of Staunton to Host Women’s Songwriting Contest at Court Square Theater
A new band on the scene locally may be called The Hot Mamas – but only one of the four songwriting women in the group is a mother.
A mom in real life, Mallory McKendry formed the music group in June with friend and collaborator Maria Leckey, of Staunton. Percussionist Casey Rolfe and Jess Young, both of Staunton joined soon after.
“She’s our only mom,” Young said, of McKendry. “The rest of us have like cats and stuff.”
The Hot Mamas are getting ready to record a debut album of original, Americana-style songs that highlight love, loss, friendship and women empowerment.
The Hot Mamas formed to play a last-minute three-hour show (First Show!) at Barren Ridge Vineyards, Fishersville, VA
Arts Council of the Valley Advancing the Arts Grant Recipient. The Hot Mamas won a grant that allowed them to record their first record!
Performed at the Fall Foliage Arts Festival before an audience of thousands of awesome folks.
NEW YEARS EVE,
Sold Out New Years Eve Show at Redbeard Brewing, Staunton, VA.
RECORD RECORDED LIVE,
Sold Out Live Recording Show at Clementine Cafe, Harrisonburg, VA.
FEMME SONGWRITING CONTEST
Hosted Sold Out Femme Singer-Songwriter Contest at Pale Fire, Harrisonburg, VA. Winner named: Julia Catherine!
Released First Album!! Show Featuring sets by Spectator Bird and Contest Winner Julia Catherine. Court Square Theater, Harrisonburg, VA.
REDWING ROOTS GUESTS
Performed "Bird On A Wire" and "Shame" with Corrie Lynn Green onstage at Redwing Roots Music Festival, Natural Chimneys, VA.
HAMPTON ROADS TOUR
Performed on WAVY TV 10 for Live Music Friday. Performed sold-out listening room show at award-winning venue Victorian Station--The Big Pink.
STEPPIN' OUT FEST
Headlined Friday Acoustic Stage for Steppin' Out Fest which had 30,000 attendants this year! Blacksburg, VA.
THE HOT MAMAS
Eric La Frenière
We went to see The Hot Mamas Friday night at The Blackburn Inn, and they rocked! Lots of goddess energy, excellent breakup songs and some saucy, suggestive language. All four voices solo-worthy. Last song was written by the entire band: was eminently danceable. Just delightful. We’ll go see them again!
Amy Marcella Labarge
FANTASTIC! We stumbled upon this band on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at our favorite
brewery and we knew we would travel 40 minutes to see them the next day, because we
LOVED THEIR MUSIC!
Recording Engineer at Singletrack Audio
“Objectively fun as sh*t!”