"Mama's Black Sheep transformed our wedding ceremony and reception from something really special into something truly magnificent.  From meeting with us and taking the time to know what we were really looking for to keeping the reception hopping, Laura and Ashland made our wedding everything we wanted it to be. They are easygoing and very willing to do whatever they can to fulfill your expectations. We can't thank them enough and will spread their name whenever we get the opportunity."
-Carole & Dina, Rehoboth Beach, DE

"When we were deciding on a band for our wedding ceremony and reception, we did not hesitate.  We immediately reached out to Mama’s Black Sheep. We have been listening to their music for over a decade and knew 100% we wanted them to be part of our special day.  Thankfully, they were available! Leading up to the wedding, Mama's Black Sheep was responsive to our questions and requests and made wonderful suggestions about songs for different parts of the ceremony and reception that were spot on. On the day of our wedding, Mama’s Black Sheep and the violinist were a huge hit. Throughout the night and the following morning, our guests were gushing about how much they loved the live music and DJ sessions.  Our first dance was to “Always Be Mine” and that made our night even more special. We knew we would expect an amazing experience, but they surpassed our expectations! Laura is amazing when it comes to putting together a run of show!  And Laura and Ashland are a perfect musical team that make you feel as if every song, and every moment was planned by them just for you. If you want a professional, magical, and memorable experience at your event, we highly recommend Mama’s Black Sheep. They are BAAd-asses!"
-Katina & Susan, Cabin John, MD

“Sometimes unexpected gifts come your way. That happened for me when a friend called and said that Mama's Black Sheep was in my area and would I like them to perform at my annual holiday party the day after their gig.  Of course I thought that would be crazy cool, but I am an artist and how could I afford a live band?  A few phone calls later, my friends and I agreed we could all pitch in and easily afford to have Mama's Black Sheep at our party. Now let me tell you how fun it was to have Laura and Ashland at the party, not only did they play their incredible original music, they also DJ'ed dancing. The coolest part was that they took time to meet and talk to all the guests. There was much love and light in my house that night, it was a blast. If you ever have the opportunity, when Mama's Black Sheep plays in your area, give yourself a gift and book them for a private event or party. I already booked them for next year!”
-Lisa Aronzon, Glass Artist in Broadway, VA (Click here to see Lisa's art!)

"Mama's Black Sheep is the Bomb-Diggity-Sheep-Diggity. We have known these ladies for several years and just knew we wanted them to perform with full band at our wedding. Little did we know that when we hired them to play for our wedding reception that we also hired wedding planners. Laura and Ashland walked us through every detail of the flow of the night and wanted to make sure we had the very best experience possible. When the big day finally arrived, everything was perfect and seamless. We were so grateful to have them lead us through the night. Our guests were amazed by their professionalism and quality of musicianship. We know for sure that they gained some new fans too. These ladies are the real deal and a perfect addition to any occasion. One final note...we even got the full band to join us in a photobooth photo. LOVE MY SHEEP GIRLS!"
-Shannon & Carolee, Richmond, VA

"We wanted a unique and fun wedding experience and our first consideration was music choice. The decision to have Mama's Black Sheep play our wedding was a no-brainer. Ashland and Laura are the sweetest musical combination we've ever heard! So many of our guests expressed how much they enjoyed listening to the music all night long."
-Kelly & Becca, Cleveland, OH

“We are huge fans of Mama’s Black Sheep and were ecstatic that they could play at our wedding.  Their music set such a beautiful tone during the ceremony and then created an incredibly fun and lively party atmosphere at the reception – no one wanted to leave the dance floor.  It was truly an amazing evening.” 
-Kip & Ed, Perry Hall, MD

"Mama's Black Sheep truly helped make our wedding fantastic. Laura and Ashland not only played an awesome set and DJ'd until all the guests departed, they helped us plan the entire ceremony. We wanted an informal event but needed a little structure to help the ceremony proceed smoothly. Laura and Ashland gave great advice and suggestions as to order of events within the ceremony and set up an outline for us and our officiant to follow.  We had a marvelous day that we will always cherish thanks to MBS!"
-Kelly & Karen, Bel Air, MD

"Having Mama's Black Sheep play our wedding and reception made our special day magical. Planning with them was a breeze and 100% professional, by far the easiest vendor we worked with. The ceremony music was beautiful and they had people dancing at the reception who never dance- truly a memorable time. It was an honor and a pleasure to have them as our musicians. We still pinch ourselves!"
-Karen and Steph, Glen Burnie, MD

Welcome to our "Private Events" page! We created this page because of ever increasing requests for Mama's Black Sheep to perform at a variety of Special and Private events. We have grown to love these events as they give us an opportunity to share our music and our passion in a wide variety of settings and with groups of people that we might not otherwise encounter.

We are happy to provide both live music and DJ service for any number of events including but not limited to:
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Holiday Parties
  • Office Parties/Corporate Events
  • Customer Appreciation Events
  • Wedding/Commitment Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Professional Conferences
  • Block Parties
  • Benefits/Fundraising Events
  • House Concerts/Parties
  • Backyard BBQ's
  • Pool Parties
  • Seasonal Gatherings
We offer clients the option of duo/trio/full band setup in addition to DJ/emcee services. If you are thinking about Mama's Black Sheep for your wedding ceremony or reception, check out our Wedding Info Sheet to help get you started. We generally book about 6 months in advance, but the more lead time you can give us the better. Need something last minute? Don't be afraid to ask, we will do our best to find a date that will work for you! Call Laura at 443.629.3800 or email us for more information on pricing, availability, or to book your event today!!