Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear | Photo by Danny Clinch

Kansas City, Missouri-based Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear are a unique duo. The two are mother and son, and they play bluesy folk that is best described as heartwarming. Simple chord progressions and tender harmonizing make Ward and Mama Bear the perfect soundtrack for carefree summer days. The band recently stopped by NPR studios to record a Tiny Desk Concert, which you can watch below. While you’re at it, be sure to give their debut album Skeleton Crew a listen. The duo will play at this year’s XPN Fest, as well! More information at the festival website.