Formed in Lawence, KS in 2006.

Radio station: Listen to music by Maw

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Similar to: Old-time fiddle tunes, hillbilly hollerin', songs about death and hard times.


Bluegrass / Roots, Female vocals


Name Released Label
Album cover Advice for the Young and Foolish 2009 Bluegill


MAW are a band of Lawrence women who like to make old-timey noise, so they decided to make noise together. They are all married to men who make noise, but are not trying to be like some kind of twangy version of Billy Childish or Holly Golightly (but if you want to make those comparisons, who's stopping you?). The rumors that the band is called Maw because all of the women in the band have kids is just a big fat lie. The rumor that the band is called Maw because they wanted to spoof Paw might be true. The rumor that Maw stands for Morphine And Whiskey might also be true. Don't worry, they're not quitting their day jobs. And no, they can't play for your square dance club.