The GrandMothers of Invention - The Legendary Members of Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention Performing the Music of Frank Zappa
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
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GrandMothers of Invention
The GrandMothers of Invention are the only Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention alumni who have been consistently performing the music of the maestro since 2003. They are THE authentic live version of Zappa’s music. From "We're Only In It For The Money", "Uncle Meat", and "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" to "The Grand Wazoo", "Overnite Sensation", "Roxy & Elsewhere", "Bongo Fury", "One Size Fits All", and of course, the classic “Freak Out”…they have performed on a very long list of classic Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention's albums, movies and other projects.
Rare are the musicians who can even play Zappa's music, let alone make it live and breathe. The GrandMothers are able to go deeper into the material, rather than merely parroting Zappa’s notoriously tricky composed lines, as many try to do. This truly is the reincarnation of the Mothers of Invention. The GrandMothers of Invention, (having performed in Zappa’s mid to late 70’s Mothers bands), are touring the world with the mission of keeping Frank Zappa’s music alive. With three different Zappa eras represented, the GrandMothers have a wide palette of material to choose from. They serve up vintage psychedelia - rock songs with surreal lyrics, jazz-like harmonies and melodic complexity, with flashes of wacky satire. They are amazing virtuoso musicians, fun and funny.