The Mumbles return with Mama's Love
A Music On The Mountaintop favorite, New Orleans-based duo The Mumbles makes its return to the Boone Saloon, and this time they have some help from a group ready to make its King Street debut: Mama's Love.
"Two of the guys are from Auburn, Ala.," Mama's Love front man Thomas Galloway said. "There happened to be a famous sandwich in Auburn called the Mama's Love."
And now it's a band - a five-piece mesh of influences that incorporates a double dose of improvisation.
What makes them different?
"I guess it's the thoughts that we put into the songs," Galloway said. "We strive to be a really good live band but, at the same time, we're trying to get the songs across and the messages across."
And, while the crew (Galloway, Whit Murray, William Boyd, Bo Nicholson and Ben Torbert) has hit Klondike Cafe, they've been waiting for their King Street moment.
"We've heard Boone Saloon is the place to play in Boone, so we're definitely trying to get in there," Galloway said.
The Athens, Ga.-based group has been together since 2007 and already has an album. This month, they're hitting the studio again for a second project, available in April.
In the meantime, they're focusing on creating a quality product the Boone audience can move to.
"When somebody presents a song, we're our worst critics," he said. "We all kind of have a musical sense of what's good and what's not ... it kind of goes through the test before we present live."
See if it passes your test Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Boone Saloon (489 W. King St.). Along with The Mumbles, expect some sound from Folk Soul Revival.