Featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals, Mother Banjo is a New England-raised, Minneapolis-based songwriter. Called “an outstanding poet” (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com. Her all-star 5-piece band released The Devil Hasn’t Won in 2013, which received wide radio play and was called a “tasty excursion into rootsy gospel” (City Pages). They recently won the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association’s “Race for a Place” band contest and are currently working on a new album, which will be out later this year.
Mother Banjo’s song “The Devil Hasn’t Won” was also featured on House of Mercy’s Devil Music album along with The Blood Washed Band, Charlie Parr, John Hermanson and more.