Performer's Studio, Friday Night, October 29, 2004
Mountain Momma Band and Greg Freyman
Larry Brown welcomes everyone to the first formal concert at
Special guest Greg Freyman, classical guitarist and former member
of Mountain Mommas opens the evening performance.
The Mountain Momma Band takes the stage with Francis Chilcoat
playing guitar and harmonica, KC Chilcoat on bass, and Larry Brown
on conga drums. Francis and KC provided the vocals.
The Mountain Momma Band is one of the living landmarks in Hampshire
County. Francis Chilcoat and his wife KC, founded the band in
1973. Over the years the number of members in the band have expanded
to as many as nine and as few as two. A good number of well established
musicians have played in this band at one time or another.
In the early 1980's the band was known as "The Limit"
and in the 1990's shifted closer to its current form. Francis
is always open to fresh new ideas and will incorporate added musicians
for specific musical styles. Currently the band plays either as
a foursome with Michael Hasty on drums, as a threesome with Larry
Brown on congas or as a twosome with just Francis on guitar and
KC on bass. Each configuration has its own style. With Michael
on drums, the emphasis turns toward driving rock and roll. With
just Francis and KC the focus is more singer/songwriter style
or laid back blues and acoustic rock. Then, in the middle is the
trio with Larry Brown on conga drums, and here the band tends
to explore unique and subtle rhythms.