MaMuse Framed Photo


“Ma” as in Mamma; “Muse” as in ‘the one who inspires,’ is sweet soul, folk revival served with a playful splash of uplifting lyrics in haunting harmony.

This merry duo (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker), weave voices like a Celtic knot upon a sparse instrumental pallet of upright bass, guitar, mandolins and flutes. Original songs transmitted through the heart and infused with improvisation and storytelling, leave audiences softened and singing along. Creating beauty and magic wherever they go, MaMuse is what a meadow would sound like if it could sing.

Read our Biography

MaMuse releases “Heart Nouveau”

With their roots in the folk and gospel traditions and their hearts rooted in the present moment, MaMuse crafts music for the next seven generations to thrive on. Their newest release, Heart Nouveau, is a masterful mix of exquisitely blended heartfelt harmonies lifted with purpose and reverence above sultry strings, and deep percussion.

What sets this album apart from their previous creations is the budding collaboration with singer songwriter Molly Hartwell adding in a third harmony on five of the 13 songs, as well as a tasteful and spunky horn section, keys, violin, and guitar which give new breadth to the well loved sound the duo is known for. Heart Nouveau is a truly moving musical offering of “New Heart”.

MaMuse on Prairie Home Companion “Duets” Cd along with Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris and many more!!

We are so Honored to be selected to be a part of Prairie Home Companions second edition “Duets” album. The album features their favorite duets ever to appear on the show and includes Gillian Welch and David Rawlins, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller, Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan, Robin and Linda Williams and Many more. This is truly a fantastic and eclectic mix of musical duets at their best. check it out at:

http://www.prettygoodgoods.org/products/134111 OR


Also available on iTunes and Amamzon.


Here is a newly recorded version of our most popular song “Hallelujah” as performed on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Feel free to download and share it. You can also vote for us in their annual Duet Singer Competition! Thanks for your exuberance and support of our music!

Hallelujah – MaMuse (via Bandcamp)

MaMuse Thanks You

We thank you!

MaMuse – Natural Order

MaMuse singing “Natural Order”, barefoot in Bidwell park.

All The Way

MaMuse begins their cross country tour @ Lady fest 2008 in Nevada City Ca.