Rekindling The Heart Through Song

Liquid Honey”
”MaMuse engage their audience, allowing the spirits of one and all to take flight and soar.
— Cloud Moss, Kate Wolf Music Festival
Weaving extraordinary voices with surprising syncopation, MaMuse’s soulful folk commitment is evident with every note.”
”Vocal bliss
— Dan DeWayne, California WorldFest
My favorite new music of the last few years. Pure magic.
— Paul Emery, Paul Emery Presents
Otherworldly voices. A unique and completely original approach to harmonies. Lyrics that lift my soul.
— Peter Berkow, "Music Gone Public" - A Public Television Concert Series



(“Ma” as in Mamma; “Muse” as in the one who inspires)
With deep roots in the folk and gospel traditions, and their hearts in the present, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music for the next seven generations to thrive on. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart. Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, and backed by inspired drummer (Mike Wofchuck) these two powerful women embody a love for all of life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness.

With nine delicious years of co-creating and four full length albums under their belts, MaMuse keep their hearts tuned to the creation of music for the health of all beings. 

... "It is time now, it is time now that we thrive, it is time we lead ourselves into the well. It is time now, and what a time to be alive, in this great turning we shall learn to lead in love, in this great turning we shall learn to lead in love." ~ MaMuse from "We Shall Be Known"


“You wanna let yourself be lifted?  ‘Hallelujah’ won the Prairie Home Companion Duet Contest a while back, and my gosh.  MaMuse is all of a walk along the river, and I’d meet ‘em there, any day, down by the water.”

— Mrs. Sundberg, Housewife and Writer (borrowed from the Prairie Home Companion Website)

MaMuse has performed at:

  • A Prairie Home Companion (1st Place Duet Contest Winners)
  • Kate Wolf Music Festival    
  • California World Music Festival 
  • Joshua Tree & “Roots” Music Festival  
  • Earth Dance Music Festival 
  • High Sierra Music Festival 
  • Moab Folk Festival
  • Health and Harmony Festival 
  • American River Music festival 
  • Trinity Tribal Stomp 
  • Gaia Festival
  • Great American Music hall 
  • Kuumbwa Jazz Center 
  • Nevada Theater
  • Laxon Auditorium
  • Center For the Arts


MaMuse Tech Needs

  • 2 Vocal mics with boom stands
  • 2 instrument mics with boom stands
  • 1 XLR chord to plug into our pre-amp for our stand up bass
  • 1 DI box and 1/4 chord for Uke
  • Mics for a simple drum kit (kick, snare, ride cymbal, high hat)
  • 1 mic chord for a cajón (box drum) we have our own mic for it
  • 1 mic for Darrabuka (middle eastern hand drum)
  • We each love a monitor (Sarah, Karisha and Mike)
  • Power supply at front of stage for our preamp

Our cell numbers are:

  • Karisha: (530) 566-5302
  • Sarah: (530) 781-2369
  • Mike: (530) 566-1071