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Todd and Ron met in Missouri and played in bands throughout the Midwest and Florida. Then they moved to Seattle and played in bands here. Todd went back to Missouri and played in other projects there while Ron played in other projects here. Then Todd moved back and met Jason, who Ron was already playing in a band with. Oddly enough Jason too was from the Midwest and had played in several bands there as well as here.They then met Carl, who used to play in lots of bands but had been taking some time off from playing for his business and to raise a family. Now they all play together as Mother of the West!! We are based out of West Seattle.
All of us, having played in a multitude of different bands over the years wanted to form a project that allowed for freedom of expression through music without all the egotistical self serving "lets get famous" crap present in many bands. Our sound is psychedelic with touches of folk and a strong dose of punk. Our songs have both breathing room for improvisations and well structured melodic frameworks. We play to make our friends, family, and ourselves happy. We hope our music makes you happy too!!