Misty Mamas at Music in the Park

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS

There’s aren’t many bluegrass bands that can rival Misty Mamas in dishing up traditional, folksy music with mesmerizing harmonies and hip-slapping rhythms. Based out of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, Misty Mamas comprises Katherine Nitsch on vocals and guitar; April Parker on vocals, mandolin and accordion; Eileen Rocci on vocals and upright bass and Tony Rocci on guitar, mandolin and vocals. The band started playing together in 2005 but has over four decades of collective experience in the music industry. With a homestyle vibe (complete with “Misty Mamas Home Cookin’” recipes on the band website) and a family-friendly repertoire of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and old-time music, Misty Mamas is the perfect band to listen to while relaxing in the park. The band’s first album, Wild Rose of the Mountain, was released in March 2009.

What: Misty Mamas

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19

Where: Sylvester Park,
615 Washington St. SE, Olympia

How much: free

Learn more: 360-357-8948 | Misty Mamas