Mad Agnes has won hearts on two continents with their signature intricate harmonies, compelling songwriting, and passionate delivery. The genre-bending trio — Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders — creates an exciting, inclusive performance, delivering new original songs, selections from their thirteen album catalog, story telling and impromptu vocal improv.
In their current iteration, Mad Agnes uses primarily one microphone around which they form and re-form, early-radio style. Their ease with one another on stage invites the audience into their world of human connection and spontaneous fun. Well-crafted instrumentation – using guitars, mandolin, ukulele, piano, melodica, an inventive keyboard and three-part harmonies as tight as jeans from the dryer – enthralls audiences again and again. Mad Agnes is now recording their newest studio album, Likely Story.
In November, 2022, Mad Agnes was commissioned by the Frick Pittsburgh to write a song based on the exhibit, American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection. To watch the music video, and hear how they wrote “Plum Tavern,” CLICK HERE.
Mad Agnes has performed internationally at listening rooms and festivals, including The Greenwich Village Folk Festival (on-line), The Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Mountain Stage New Songs Festival (WV), The Birchmere (VA), The Frick Pittsburgh (PA), The Forksville Folk Festival, The Sellersville Theatre, Bethlehem Musikfest and Godfrey Daniels (PA), The Bitter End and the Towne Crier (NY), Old Settlers Inn (KS), WFMT’s Live Stage (IL), Cedarburg Cultural Center (WI), Sunrise Civic Center Theater (FL), University of Hartford and Cheney Hall (CT), The Ark (MI), and First nights Morristown (NJ), Northampton (MA), Worcester (MA), Cropredy Festival (England), Swanage Folk Festival (England) and Fylde Folk Festival (England), at private events and a gaggle of house concerts. Mad Agnes was also honored to be formal main stage artists at the SW-2007 and NE-2004 Regional Folk Alliance Conferences.