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Genre: Blues/R&B, Rock, Soul/Gospel

Website: http://http://heymamamusic.com

MP3 (click name to download; click player to stream):
Mountain Bones

At the End of the Day


"Sexy roots swagger with populist fire."
–The Boston Globe

Originally a powerhouse duo, Avi & Celia found an outlet, literally, and have plugged into Hey Mama, a contemporary rock n’ roll band. The ever evolving, Avi & Celia have been a professional band since 2005. They have released two captivating records; Let it Rise (2008) and Off the Floor (2007), have played over 300 shows, building a loyal fan base and have received acclaim from Yankee Magazine, the Boston Globe, and NHPR.

Hey Mama features Avi & Celia with Jared Seabrook and Ben Kogan on drums and bass. The rock & roll vibe of the band explores the groups deep influence in blues and roots-country music. Avi Salloway and Celia Woodsmith hold a special chemistry both with song writing and performing that is accentuated by the talents of Seabrook and Kogan.

Summer 09’ the band rocked a 40-date summer tour of festivals and club dates in the Northeast and Canada. Their self-titled album “Hey Mama” is being released in December 2009. The album was recorded with Grammy nominated producer Jack Gauthier at Lakewest Recording. Wheels are turning and snowballs are rolling. Hey Mama!

"Hey Mama is stoking the rock & roll fire for a new generation."
–Brendan Hogan, host of Blues on WGBH

“… a rich, powerful sound that carries the frenetic energy of a tent revival.”
––Yankee Magazine

“See these folks in concert they’re gonna move you; I know they’re gonna move you.”

"You can tell right away that this music comes from the very fiber of their souls and it is absolutely spellbinding to listen to."
–Rock and Roll Report