Mama's Broke
Region: Nova Scotia
Genre: Celtic, Country, Folk, Roots, Traditional

Mama’s Broke is a powerful folk duo that deliver a compelling performance with heart and raw energy. Although highly influenced by their Canadian roots, Lisa and Amy are based out of nowhere and everywhere. 

Their two strong voices blend to create haunting harmonies, while they artfully juggle an array of instruments including fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin, and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion as part of their performance. Their original – and often dark – compositions push the boundaries of tradition and the constraints of genre. Drawing from many styles such as old-time, quebecois, blues, punk, celtic, balkan and  doom metal, they create a soundscape that is both familiar and new. 


After several North American and European tours, Amy and Lisa took time from the road to release their debut full length album 'Count the Wicked' on May 30th of this year. Mama's Broke have been recently nominated for Canadian Folk Music Award's Ensemble of the Year 2017.