Special performance coming Saturday


‘Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers’ will perform at the Historic Hoosier Theater in Vevay at the “Shows of Second Saturday”, this Saturday, October 8th. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.

Female acoustic artist Ma Crow is a ‘CAMMY’ (a Cincinnati Grammy) award winner and multi-nominee for the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. She played for many years with the well-known Cincinnati band “Ma Crow and the Flock”. She then formed her own band “Ma Crow and The Medicine Show” to get back to her old time and bluegrass roots.

She played with “Katie Laur and Her All Girl Bluegrass Band” and formed the all female band (and Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominees) “The Motherpluckers”. Ma Crow (guitar/vocals) has now joined with Trina Emig (banjo/mandolin), Margie Drees (fiddle/vocals), and Vickie Abbott (doghouse bass/vocals) to form another all female band “The Lady Slippers”.

From ballads to bluegrass, old-time to contemporary music, her roots come from East Tennessee to the Ohio River Valley. When Ma Crow sings, even the most melodious of song birds would be hard pressed to send forth such a sweet strand of sounds.

Ma is a longtime veteran of folk and bluegrass music. She won a CAMMY in 1999. She has recorded with various artists including Harold Kennedy, Roger Yeardly, the Flock, and Plow on Boy. She was featured guest with the Cincinnati Women’s Choir “MUSE”, the Irish Ramblers, Mid-Life Crisis Ramblers, M.C. Blue, Chicken Deluxe, Friends of the Family and Katie Laur’s All-Girl Bluegrass band. Performances include the Ohio State Fair Tall Stacks, the Appalachian Festival, the World Festival, Queen City Balladeers summer concerts, Taste of Cincinnati, and the Richwood Bluegrass Festival.

Trina Emig has been playing banjo since 1988. She played with and recorded with bands including the Appalachian Grass, Kentucky 31, Missy Werner and Next in Line, Katie Laur’s All-Girl Bluegrass band, Ma Crow and the Medicine Show, and the Motherpluckers.

Margie Drees is an accomplished bass player, fiddle player and vocalist and has been playing bluegrass music in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for many years. She has played in the Jenni Lyn Band, Appalachian Highway, Crossroads, Farm Hand, and Bittersweet (acoustic duo). She has also recorded on Ma Crow’s latest CD, Smoky Junction. Her tight harmonies with Ma, her excellent lead vocals, and her wonderful fiddle playing all make her an irreplaceable member of the Lady Slippers.

Vickie Abbott has been a DJ at www.WorldwideBluegrass.com since 2005 and does her own show, “Abbott’s Bluegrass Habit”, every Wednesday afternoon from noon until 2 p.m. eastern time. “One of my proudest moments was the day I received a certificate from Miss Dixie Hall naming me an Honorary Daughter of Bluegrass!” Vicki has been playing bass since 2008 with several local bands including East Fork Junction. She has recorded on Ma Crow’s latest CD Smoky Junction.

To purchase reserved seating tickets, call the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 427-3237 or stop by 128 West Main Street in Vevay. Tickets are $10 or $5 youth (17 and under).

The Shows of Second Saturday is presented by Vevay Main Street. For more information call Michele Thompson, Program Manager at 427-9406.