Fall is in the air in NYC! Mama Juke has a few surprises up our sleeves including some big shows in October (Unit J annual Halloween show coming up on 10/27), new plans for touring, and putting the finishing touches on our studio album. Stay tuned to our social media or our “shows” page on this website to see where we will be playing next.
MAMA JUKE is a gumbo of New Orleans influenced blues, blue-eyed soul, funk, and folk. Actor/singer Elijah Bridges brings elements of bluegrass and rag with his soulful harmonica, acoustic guitar, and voice. Amos Rose is a world traveling multi-instrumentalist who also sings and plays lead Telecaster guitar, and was recently featured by Jazz at Lincoln Center. Pete O'Neill is an in-demand session musician, and bassist recently featured in the New York Times. Drummer Jon Wert is a sought-after musician in the NYC rock and jazz scene. The result is a four-part-harmony freight train just a-hummin' down the rails. The band has original music as well as a crowd-pleasing repertoire of cover songs. They've held a weekly residency at East Village Social, a St. Marks music hub in the heart of the East Village, since September 2015.
After constantly hiring each other for countless gigs, the band's four founding members played together for the first time at East Village Social for a one-off gig. After turning a house party into a block party, MAMA JUKE were promptly offered the weekly spot, and decided to unite permanently.
Continuing since that fateful September in 2015, the boys can be found on Tuesdays at EVS. MAMA JUKE has played gigs for audiences of all types all over New York City, including several other residencies. We are currently booking other venues throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens and the Northeastern U.S. If you are interested in MAMA JUKE please email us at MamaJukeMusic@gmail.com. And good on ya.