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Papa and Mama Root deliver a unique blend of the popular musical styles, and unforgettable songs and artists, of rock 'n roll's Golden  Era of music ...the 15 defining years from 1958 through 1973... the years and hits that make up over 80% of Rolling Stone Magazine's Greatest 500 songs of all time list. In addition, Papa and Mama add an insider look into the seldom heard history of the songs they perform.

Papa and Mama also perform their own Americana original songs...musical vignettes that feature a striking sonic and lyrical resemblance to the hits you have loved all of your life.

Papa and Mama take the stage with a simple, no frills approach...an acoustic/electric guitar, harmonica and two voices blending in harmony.  Their approach is true small club/coffee house 1960's style!

There are no pre-recorded instruments or backing tracks of any kind.  They adapt, simplify, and interpret the great songs, and deliver them in an old school '60's style music performance experience.  Their performances are real and in the moment.

Papa and Mama Root are unique.  They take you on a musical journey back to the those fifteen fabulous years in America's music past.

Papa and Mama Root...simple, no frills, live music for your listening enjoyment.

  • 55 + community events such as listening parties, socials, pool parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, happy hours, holiday parties, hello and good bye parties
  • Baby boomer private parties
  • Restaurants trying to attract more snowbirds
  • Car shows and boater events
  • Business promotions geared to 55+ audience
  • Family friendly special occasions
  • Anyone who enjoy the music of "Rock's Golden Era"

For availability, contact Papa and Mama Root  (716) 631-2023 booking@papaandmamaroot.com
Papa and Mama Root is a trademark property of John D. Moore. Copyright 2007-2017.
...the right choice for your next event!
...performance options that meet your audience needs!
1. Oldies Road Trip...featuring year by year selections from a wide base of styles, artists and memorable songs from the Golden Age of Rock and Roll (1958-1973).
2. Folk Rock and Americana...featuring hand picked selections from the Golden Era of Rock and Roll (1958 - 1973) with emphasis on folk rock and Americana artists. 
3. Root Rockers...random selections from the Golden Era of Rock and Roll (1958 - 1973) and the roots of rock and roll.
4. Country Rock...selections from the Golden Era of Rock and Roll (1958 - 1973) with emphasis on country rock.
5. Old School R & B... selections from the Golden Era of Rock and Roll (1958 - 1973) with emphasis on old school rhythm and blues. 
6. Random Roots...selections from the Golden Era of Rock and Roll (1958 - 1973), but with the added energy of a focus on Papa and Mama Root's 1960s sounding originals.
7. The Expanded List...Papa and Mama's "best of" choice of songs from the Golden Era of Rock and Roll (1958-1973) along with favorites from a few years before and after.
8. Papa and Mama Root Originals...All original selections from Papa and Mama's own CD recordings.
9. The Mixed Bag...The mixed bag of hits featuring Papa and Mama's favorites from their entire oldies songbook combined with select originals.

All performances and songs are played in a simple, stripped down, live in a small club manner.  There are no backing tracks or cyber musicians....just a guitar, harmonica and two voices.  Just sit back, sing along and enjoy! For more detail check our Show Options page.