Mama's Black Sheep
Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Together, this duo creates a blend of hit worthy originals and covers with a unique spin. Each song allows you to travel with time, whether you’re swinging to Country, Rocking to Pop, Grooving to Soul, or swaying to the Blues; there’s always something to move your body and stir your soul! Touring together since 2008, Miller & Cerulli (veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit), will make you feel like every aspect of their journey is in Real-Time. Creating a sound all of their own, Mama’s Black Sheep is driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey & whiskey in perfect harmonious balance. These ladies rock to their own beat, sharing songs of life and love, and empowering the listener to live boldly beyond the barriers. With three well received CD’s to their credit (Unmarked Highway, 2010; Drivin’ On, 2011; Live @ The Bevy, 2016) the duos newest recording, “The Sheep Save Christmas” was released in October 2018 to celebrate ten years of Mama’s Black Sheep. The new album features some Holiday favorites with a “Sheep” spin, and a few new original songs including the whimsical title track. Mama’s Black Sheep has been burning up the road touring extensively throughout the continental U.S. and the Caribbean, playing nearly 200 shows a year. While much of their touring is done as a duo, they are occasionally seen as a trio, or full band with the addition of Helen Hausmann on violin and/or Christine Havrilla on bass. Ashland and Laura, produce magical tapestries of songs, weaving energetic color and rich texture to create an infectious and lively conversation between guitar and percussion. This thought-provoking duo will tantalize your aural appetite, regardless of your musical taste buds, with a diverse blend of blues, soul, country, pop, and more by unapologetically dipping into the well of all music genres. It’s called soulful, poetic story telling with an irresistible groove.
Kyle Davis is a singer/songwriter from just south of Richmond, Virginia who has shared the stage live opening for everyone from Sheryl Crow, Dave Mathews, Bob Dylan, Hall & Oates and John Prine. His voice is a familiar one on national TV, with his songs appearing on shows like One Tree Hill, Joan of Arcadia, CSI and many others. You also hear him singing the theme songs on television for national company’s like Miller Lite, Tropicana Orange Juice and others. Through manager Bill Reid, his music caught the ears of legendary producer Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Paul Simon and Paul McCartney). Together with good friend, Don Dixon, they released several records charting on AAA radio. He is currently excited to be working on an acoustic compilation release to pave the way for the first new
material since releasing the country tinged “River City Gang” self-titled debut in 2010. Davis says that music cannot exist without passion and there certainly is an ebb and flow. After a little break it certainly is rejuvenating to feel that creativity again.