The Midweekly – Long Mama

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

Named for a cactus, imbued with both endurance and fragility, the music of Long Mama takes on those characteristics as well. Out of Milwaukee, they have dropped their debut, Poor Pretender, a record that has bloomed beautiful flowers, guarded by prickly thorns. Simply put, it’s folk, country, and Americana. No frill or gimmicks, just classic songwriting. Stories that shake the dust, and ache the heart. There’s a light touch to the rhythm section, a sharp twang to the guitars, and a magnificent voice over all of it. Handle this one with love and care, and if you get pricked every once in awhile it’s ok, just pretend it didn’t hurt. 

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