Mama Joy Rising

Mama Joy Rising bigmama joy is a singer/songwriter/performance artist/events organizer/activist/storyteller. with thoughtful, soulful, mesmerizing originals and covers.

bigmama has been writing and performing songs since 2002, when she moved to Charlottesville and teamed up with the "acoustic mafia". With their help she performed all over C'ville, including opening for Odetta at the old Gravity Lounge (now The Southern Music Hall). Since, she has traveled across the country, playing on a grassroots level, barefoot and busking. She can be seen performing in the Rainbow Gathering documentary Welcome Home (17 minutes in). She currently lives in Floyd, Virginia and plays regularly there and in the surrounding areas, including many wineries in the region. She has homemade cds that have capture the ever evolving "best of" her music. She lives with her young daughter and puppy, both future circus performers.

General Manager: Erica Joy Rising

04/25/2020
Bjork Hyperballad by Mama Joy Rising

The latest cover song by Bjork! It was a treacherous adventure to record this along a rock face and I didn't realize until I got back inside that I skipped one line but I'm sure you know it and will forgive me for not trying to go back out there. I don't want to fall off a cliff in real life! Don't forget to offer support if you're able! https://paypal.me/mamajoyrising

as requested by my gal Leah. One of my favorite albums of all time. help me keep doing this: https://paypal.me/mamajoyrising

04/20/2020
Four And 2020 Mama Joy Rising

Just under the wire of my self made deadline of 4:20. I've been up for 12 hours now, working on this song. It'll take months to play it the way I want it to sound but it's for today so here ya go. Take a toke and pass it around, y'all. And encourage subscribing when you do. Mama needs your help to turn this into a bonafide venture! https://paypal.me/mamajoyrising if you're so inclined.

I woke up at 4:20 this morning and wrote this song. Let's see if we can get it in front of the eyes of Lucas Nelson, shall we?! https://paypal.me/mamajoyrisi...

Mama Joy Rising
03/13/2020

Mama Joy Rising

those of you who know my songs well...which ones should i submit to this contest? I have a week!
03/07/2020
American Songwriter

those of you who know my songs well...which ones should i submit to this contest? I have a week!

Only weeks left to Enter the American Songwriter Lyric Contest. 👇

You can now enter the July/August contest for a chance to win a PRS SE T50E guitar and a Sennheiser E935 mic.

One grand prize winner will win a "Dream Co-write" with Dallas Davidson (25 # 1 singles)

👉 Enter Here: http://bit.ly/am-lyric-contest

Since 1984, we have been running this contest to help songwriters promote their songs to our audience and to top industry professionals like Dallas (one of the most prolific songwriters ever).

$15 and your lyrics could change your life, so don't wait and signup today.

👉 Enter Here: http://bit.ly/am-lyric-contest

02/04/2020
Mama Joy Rising Live on WART Radio

www.wartfm.org this and every Thursday from 7ish till 9 pm. download the app so you don't have to miss a show!

Wow! 170 plus people showed their appreciation for this page already! thanks, y'all!!!
wanna know what's happening this week?!?!?!
Brandon Quinn, a native to our area in WNC, will grace the caboose with his incredible guitar work. He's been playing for 30 years! He's got a gig coming up he'll tell us all about...

01/23/2020
Mama Joy Rising Live on WART Radio

www.wartfm.org This and every Thursday frm 7ish to 9!

Looks like I booked a musical performance in Marshall tomorrow night! I'll be giving y'all a preview of my songwriting this evening on the radio show.
If you're local come to MadCo Brew House in downtown Marshall tomorrow evening. I'm playing from 6-9 with special guests!

See you there!!
01/02/2020

See you there!!

Americana Afternoons at The Floyd Country Store

January 2020

help me finish compiling this playlist for this evening! The theme is clapping songs. www.wartfm.org 95.5 on the dial......
12/19/2019
HOME | wartfm

help me finish compiling this playlist for this evening! The theme is clapping songs. www.wartfm.org 95.5 on the dial.... tune in from 7-9 this and every(ish) Thursday.

12/13/2019

Hey y'all, wanna help me put together a playlist of favorite soundtrack music?! I'm particularly interested in newer music...

So excited to have Samara Gisondo on the radio show this evening! We'll tell stories, play live songs, and talk about he...
12/05/2019
HOME | wartfm

So excited to have Samara Gisondo on the radio show this evening! We'll tell stories, play live songs, and talk about her upcoming performance. Tune in at www.wartfm.org 95.5 fm in Madison County, NC.

11/27/2019

Asheville, what other local musicians would you like to see me share a stage with? like our sounds compliment each other, etc...

11/25/2019

I need easy to learn holiday songs. but I hate traditional Christmas. I prefer traditional Pagan, since it's where x-mas came from. But I really need to perform songs that people recognize too. How about the least obnoxious songs? HELP!!!

11/22/2019

ok y'all. For my next radio show, I need songs to dance and get down to that aren't objectifying, sexist, nasty....gimme a great beat and some positive body imaging, conscious grooves. The playlist is called Dancing With People, (Not Objects). Songs with no words are great too, as long as I can get down on the dance floor!

Get your arts and craft projects out and settle down to two hours of a wide variety of inspirational instrumental music....
11/21/2019
HOME | wartfm

Get your arts and craft projects out and settle down to two hours of a wide variety of inspirational instrumental music. Tonight from 7-9 on www.wartfm.org 95.5 in Madison County.

Did you know I host a radio show every Thursday night? From 7-9 on www.wartfm.org local to Marshall it's 95.5 on the fm ...
11/15/2019
HOME | wartfm

Did you know I host a radio show every Thursday night? From 7-9 on www.wartfm.org local to Marshall it's 95.5 on the fm dial.
I really enjoyed my radio show this evening. I put myself out there more than I've been able to before. It's so hard to talk to y'all when I can't see and hear you! thanks to all who tuned in!
I think next week imma do my playlist of inspirational instrumental music. It would be a great time to get out a creative project and see where the music takes you...ttfn!

Here's some great information about females who are Aspergers. Did you know that it manifests differently in females? I'...
11/14/2019
Girls and women who have Asperger's

Here's some great information about females who are Aspergers. Did you know that it manifests differently in females? I'm getting to understand a lot about my life that I didn't get until I read this. Thought I'd pass it on. Maybe it'll help someone else.
https://www.tonyattwood.com.au/about-aspergers/girls-and-women-who-have-aspergers?fbclid=IwAR0GHik2GCHh9OFqXw_G9wxi_V-lJpAJ5rRWLTW5S7UB9mx3TbCmgR5WheY
https://researchautism.org/the-autism-dilemma-for-women-diagnosis/?fbclid=IwAR2vFjMs6Hiy-pBDECE69nkL63d0Yvkk4oVwMCaVKJmTGKhaGsYs_GHKuwc
https://the-art-of-autism.com/females-and-aspergers-a-checklist/?fbclid=IwAR1DQ7Oxq3qtosQ8gMLpm9Ap-3I77s3gVn_eOlunKk6nPUD8NJx4tpn9JCQ

Girls and women who have Asperger’s syndrome is a book by Liane Holliday Wiley.

11/07/2019

Is there anyone among you that might do a better job of finding out who to send my song She Puts the Ass Back in Class? I want the people who do the music for Shameless to receive it. I'll give ya a finders fee if you can successfully get it in the right hands!

When I'm not doing music I'm picking up dead animals off the road (with discernment) and turning them into leather thing...
10/22/2019

When I'm not doing music I'm picking up dead animals off the road (with discernment) and turning them into leather things. Raccoon is all about being resourceful and looking out for the family.

Timeline Photos
09/11/2019

Timeline Photos

Mama Joy Rising
09/11/2019

Mama Joy Rising

Tiny Buddha
06/25/2019

Tiny Buddha

05/01/2019

I've been learning about how to make digital minimalism work for me and still keep an online presence and reach folks with my creations.
So for starters, I'm going to build up my email list! I would love for y'all to send me your emails! Your feedback about what you want from me is appreciated. I don't want to bombard your inboxes. I'm thinking I'd share with you any gigs I have lined up, any new videos, and new crafty creations. And how often, once a week? every other week?
What if I offer perks for helping me promote stuff?

Ok, Y'all. I'm officially asking you to invite your friends to like this page. the number of likes can't stay at 666. LO...
03/11/2019

Ok, Y'all. I'm officially asking you to invite your friends to like this page. the number of likes can't stay at 666. LOL!
Here's a picture of a cute kid and goat to get your attention.

Boston Area Artists- Events, News and Opportunities
03/05/2019

Boston Area Artists- Events, News and Opportunities

PSA for today:

So who would like to host a house concert this Spring/Summer?! Maybe I can even share the night with another of your fav...
03/02/2019

So who would like to host a house concert this Spring/Summer?! Maybe I can even share the night with another of your favorites!

01/17/2019
Dust-to-Digital

Wow. What's stopping us, folks? All you need to get going is a straw!

Peter Bastian was a multi-instrumentalist from Copenhagen, Denmark. Educated in classical bassoon, he’s seen here performing Bulgarian folk music using only a straw.

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Mama Joy Rising has been writing and performing songs since 2002, when she moved to Charlottesville and teamed up with the "acoustic mafia". With their help she performed all over C'ville, including opening for Odetta at the old Gravity Lounge (now The Southern Music Hall). She can be seen performing in the Rainbow Gathering documentary Welcome Home (17 minutes in). She has traveled across the country, playing on a grassroots level, barefoot and busking. She calls the Appalachia Mountains her home and makes her way across it, writing songs to defend Mother Earth, and reaching out to the incarcerated and houseless. Her sound travels as much as herself, ranging from spoken word performance poetry to outlaw country to Americana to marching tunes. You can hear her songs and watch her videos by following her on Instagram and subscribing to her YouTube channel! You can also purchase her music on CdBaby and check out her website @ (https://mamajoyrising.wixsite.com/mamajoyrising) (https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/bigmamajoy2) (www.instagram.com/mamajoyrising) (www.youtube.com/user/bigmamaerica)

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The Supreams Can't hurry love"Cannery Love"
I bought a CD from you at the FCS last summer. It has become one of my favorites, always close at hand in my truck. Thanks for creating it!
Saturday, Dec 22nd. Noon Mama Joy Rising at The Floyd Country Store
Love you !!! I just heard your remake of 'make the truth your own' … you touched a part of my heart lady
the photo in the river is awesome gal