Papa and Mama Root is a trademark property of John D. Moore. Copyright 2007-2017.
Papa and Mama Root have toured the Northeast doing pre-game shows in several professional baseball leagues including the Eastern League, International League, New York/Penn League and several Summer college wood bat leagues.
The have also performed in center city concerts, car shows,a wide variety of community events, restaurants, fundraisers, and 55+ communities.
Enjoy the 1958-1973 song selections from Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 500 list. In a typical Papa and Mama Root performance you will hear old time rock standards, folk rock and singer songwriter selections, rhythm and blues classics, southern rock, and country rock! Check out our Songbook page for songs and artists, and our Tributes Samples page for live recordings of some of those great songs.
In addition Papa and Mama Root perform the Americana, singer songwriter style original selections from their own CDs. Several original selections off of the "Home Cookin'" and "Second Helpings" CDs have charted in the National Airplay Top 100 Americana charts of air play spins from Record World Magazine.
Papa and Mama Root’s “Cold Morning in Hell” off of “Second Helpings” charted at number 71, the highest ranking the duo has achieved.
In total, the duo has 17 songs off both “Second Helpings” and another CD, “Home Cookin’” on the National Airplay Top 100 for Americana music category.
The other charted songs from Papa and Mama Root are (72)“I’ll Always Be Your Friend”, (73) “Messin’ 'round”, (74) “What’s My Name”, (79) “Come On and Love Me One More Time”, (80) “Hold Me Tight Tonight”, (81) “I Still Know How to Do My Stuff”, (82) “Love Ain’t No Super Highway”, (88) “Bar Stool Queen”, (89) “I Wish I Could Love You Like I Used To”, (90) “Maybe, Maybe, Maybe”, (91) “You Gave Me Everything that I Need”, (95) “Down In The Keys”, (96) “Hold Me Tight”, (97) “Three Sheets In the Wind”, (98) “You are the One”, (99) “Get Back Home to You”, (100) “I Left the Seat Up”.
Papa and Mama Root offer a listening party atmosphere to the 50's, 60's and early 70's music. They are an acoustic electric duo alternative to loud full tilt "cover" bands, or musicians who rely on pre-recorded, computer enhanced backing tracks.
They don't "cover" songs, they pay tribute by making them their own...unique in style and delivery. Check out our tribute song list in our Songbook.
Papa and Mama are the perfect fit for your next special event, listening party, community affair, reunion, corporate party or fundraiser.
Coffee houses, dinner clubs, bar and grills, and private parties are also perfect venues for stripped down, intimate, Papa and Mama Root performances.