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See below. Also the Midday Ramblers, the Wilders, Red Lefty, the New Mules, the Prairie Acre, Frank Lee, Split Lip Rayfield, the many and various Lawrence old-timey bands....
Band Interests
See above.
old-timey, Americana, occasional touches of bluegrass ("and a little indie weirdness" --Mike West).
Band Members
Kit Cole: fiddle

Katie Conrad: mandolin, tenor banjo, vocals...

Tracy Floreani: guitar, tenor guitar, vocals

Julie Schwarting: upright bass

Jeanie Wells: clawhammer banjo, guitar, vocals
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Lawrence, KS
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The old-timey band from Lawrence, KS, singing songs of murder, mules, mining, morphine, mayhem, mennonites, pirates, and chewing gum.
MAW began as 3 of the wives (Katie, Julie and Jeanie) of The Midday Ramblers getting together to make their own music and quickly added their 2 long-time friend...s Kit and Tracy. They took the stage for the first time in late 2006 and have been playing shows all over the Midwest ever since. Whether they are playing at a big party, a bar or a festival, it is clear that these women really have fun playing music together!

MAW is an old-time string band whose shows are part hoedown and part hootenanny. The set lists are a mix of traditional favorites and originals and they sing them all in the style of an old-time radio show - singing and playing their instruments crowded around a single condenser mic.

Their first CD, Advice for the Young and Foolish, was released in 2009 and received good reviews locally as well as on Bluegrass Unlimited and in the Old Time Herald. It is now being played on radio stations around the U.S. and in Europe. Their second CD, Pit of Desire, is now out on Blue Gill!
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Current Location
Lawrence, KS
Ola Belle Reed, New Lost City Ramblers, the Carter Family, Molly O'Day, Woody Guthrie, Ginny Hawker, Dirk Powell, Freakwater, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Freight Hoppers, the Skillet Lickers, Dock Boggs, morphine, whiskey, wine, cheap beer.
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Booking agent
booking requests via email please