Don’t let the religiosity of the name fool you—Mother Teresa & The Sinners are purveyors of a powerful, no-holds-barred roots rock revival. Over the past 18 months, they’ve made a name for themselves, pouring sweat and blood into a powerhouse live show that includes standards, obscure covers and original material in the vein of artists like Shemekia Copeland, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Eva Cassidy. In that relatively short timeframe, they've managed to amass a resume that includes winning the 2013 Modesto Area Music Association Award in the"Best Jazz/Blues" category , festival appearances, opening for world-renowed Texas guitar slinger Lance Lopez and Headlining Modesto's Fat Cat Music House.
Given so much progress in such a short timeframe, it seems they were destined make that name for themselves. From day one they put in the hours building their sound and building their brand, ensuring a quick rise in the local music scene. After their very first live performance at the 2012 Taste of Turlock Festival they garnered an invitation to put together and headline a three band bill at Modesto’s renowned Fat Cat Music House. This upward momentum that carried them through their first year culminated in a nomination to the Modesto Area Music Association Awards, a black-tie gala celebrating the area’s preeminent bands and artists.
Driven by the powerful recent addition of Eric Carey behind the drum-kit and winning at the 2013 MAMA Awards, they are hardly content to sit idly in the limelight of their local success. The band is currently pursuing increased festival and casino opportunities while writing original material for their Forthcoming debut EP, with a projected release date within in the coming year.