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Front Row: Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, 'Yellow Taxi'

The mother-son duo Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear isn't all sweet-natured charm; it's got impressive songs and powerful voices to match. The pair's debut album, Skeleton Crew, tells a powerful story with fully realized characters and places.

Take "Yellow Taxi," a song that feels like a happy sing-along, but is written from the perspective of a homeless man who'd slept in the backseat of a taxi the night before. There's a lot to love on Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear's impressive first record, so it was joy to watch the duo turn up in Boston.


  • "Yellow Taxi"
  • Watch Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear's entire concert at WGBH Music's YouTube Channel.

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    Greg Shea