Press Kit

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the Mad Maggies’ one sheet – a downloadable, printable .pdf – 1.4 mb

In a Nutshell

  • World Rock to Ska, Cajun/Zydeco to R&B, Klezmer to Polka, to the High Seas & beyond
  • 85% original material
  • Upbeat, versatile, danceable
  • All-ages
  • Award-winning, professional, experienced


  • Naked Ladies” 2017
  • Still Standing” 2014
  • Live at Lagunitas Brewing Co.” 2014
  • Shake Those Bones” 2011
  • Flashbacks – the Mad Maggies play vintage hits” 2010
  • Skull & Magpies” 2009
  • Magdalena’s Revenge” 2007
  • Crazed and Enthused” 2004

    Love the accordion? Get thee to Cotati – Andrew Gilbert – San Jose Mercury News

    “…the stylistically omnivorous Mad Maggies”

    Press Play review – Paul Liberatore – Marin Independent Journal

    …the Mad Maggies’ music …it’s funky, it’s fun and it sounds like it’s played by people with smiles on their faces.

    NBC Bay Area mention

    → Folkwa review of “Shake Those Bones” (Polish)

    → Folkworld reviews of Skull & Magpies (Deutsch) and Shake Those Bones (English) in their #49 issue.

    “the Mad Maggies cook up a gumbo of ska-Zydeco-folk-rock”

    “‘Il y a un bal’ ist ein toller Cajun Song, die Party geht los.”

    “Maggie’s vocal work has a real classy feel…”

    Rave review – NeverEnding Wonder radio

    “The Mad Maggies refuse to be type cast. They seem to delight in turning musical styles on their end.”

    Argus Courier article – Greg Cahill (.pdf of newsprinted version)


    Academy award winning director, Paul Haggis chose “Sleepy Maggie” from “Crazed and Enthused” to underscore a 3 minute scene in “The Black Donnellys” pilot which aired on NBC & HDNet.


    Maggie Martin “Mags”: accordion, vocals
    Johny Blood: tuba
    Ray Fernandez: tenor, bari & soprano saxes
    Ian Luke: drums, percussion
    Mark Nemoyten: trumpet
    Tim Sarter: acoustic & electric bass, U-Bass
    Ned Stone: trombone
    Gary Wium “GDub”: acoustic & electric guitar


    “We LOVE the Mad Maggies! … You have got to experience this band….”
    — Cadenza Music, St. Paul, MN

    “There was not a moment when the dance floor was not packed, even long after the beer was gone. Yes, you guys rock.”
    — Rod De Witt, Andersen Valley Brewing Co.

    “The Best Band Ever” — Howard Dillon, Bolinas Hearsay News.

    “The Mad Maggies…hit it home…leaving the audience begging for an encore.” — Golden Gate [X]Press, San Francisco, CA

    “…you and your band are not just great, but such an integral part of everything I try to do with the festival musically.”
    — Scott Goree, Cotati Accordion Festival, Cotati, CA

    “I absolutely LOVE your music! Maggie’s voice is so of another era… Don’t you just want to rub it all over your face?”
    — L. Baker-Ronco




    When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.  — Mark Twain

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