What do musical giants like Daniel Lanois, Henry Rollins, Tony Visconti, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf, Emmylou Harris, Sparks, Anthrax, Wayne Kramer, Lemmy, George Clinton, Iggy Pop, Queens of the Stone Age and others have in common?
They have all worked with Mother Superior, a Los Angeles based trio made up of guitarist/vocalist Jim Wilson, bassist Marcus Blake and drummer Matt Tecu. In a world where musical acts are hopelessly hyped and just as quickly disposed of, Mother Superior has survived on a reputation as first-class musicians, solid songwriters and they are also in high demand for session work. Many top acts have recorded their songs or used the group itself as a backing band.
They have toured and recorded with Grammy award winning producer/performer DANIEL LANOIS and are currently recording songs with him at his home studio for upcoming projects. Mother Superior have also traveled the world with punk rock icon HENRY ROLLINS (the band performs an average of 150 live shows per year) and they have released CDs as the second incarnation of Rollins Band.
On their own, Mother Superior continuously attracts a strong and devoted following by touring the world. They have built a reputation playing packed clubs and rock festivals and have received rave reviews for their energetic performances. They have achieved notoriety and international acclaim as a solid rock ‘n roll force that Rolling Stone has described like “Led Zeppelin with a full erection, Decca-period Rolling Stones, and early ZZ Top with the fury of the Stooges.”
Their latest CD, “Moanin’” features 11 new songs and features a mix of Kinks and Rolling Stones-style classic rockers like “Get That Girl,” “Little Motor Sister” and “Meltdown.” The CD also features more of what the New York Post called “an enormous musical vocabulary” with the heavy soul sounds of “This Song Reminds Me Of You” and the ambitious and hypnotic “Devil Wind.”
Rock ‘n roll fans are well aware of the music of Mother Superior, but they are still one of music’s best kept secrets.