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The Twangtown Paramours
1794 Meetinghouse
New Salem, MA
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The Twangtown Paramours
Nashville based husband & wife acoustic duo Mike Lewis & Mary Beth Zamer are known for well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies.

Mike Lewis ~ guitar & vocals
Mary Beth Zamer ~ vocals

The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called "Sophisticated Americana", and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. They have performed at nationally recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin's in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Carrie Newcomer, and Kim & Reggie Harris, amongst others.

The Twangtown Paramours were chosen three times (2011, 2013, and 2016) to be finalists in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest and were winners of the Michael Terry People's Choice Award in the Wildflower Music Festival Songwriter Contest in 2012. In February, 2011, the Twangers were named Artists on the Verge for 2011 by the Bluegrass Special Magazine.

The Twangtown Paramours are currently working on their third album. Their last record was released to radio in 2012 and reached #2 on the Folk DJ Chart. John Platt of WFUV in New York City listed the album in his top 10 for the year; Lilli Kuzma of WDCB in Chicago listed the album in her top 5 for the year; and Deep Roots Magazine listed the album at #7 for the year. All the recorded music of the Twangtown Paramours can be heard on over 100 Folk, Americana, and independent country station world-wide.

Before moving to Nashville, MaryBeth was a fixture of the local music scene in the Washington, D.C. area, where she fronted a popular bar band and sang background vocals for the band Method Actor, featuring Eva Cassidy. After relocating to Nashville, MaryBeth continued her career working as a demo singer and background vocalist for several new country artists.

Mike T. Lewis has played guitar for a million and a half years, and bass for about half that long. He sometimes tours with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, playing upright bass. In 1997, Mike had a #1 pop hit in South Korea on Yangpa's first album called "A Heartbeat Away". It sold over 800,000 units. In April, 2014, Mike signed an administrative publishing deal with Universal for all their Asian territories. More of his songs are presently being recorded by Korean artists for release later this year. He has also had songs recorded by independent artists in the U.K., Japan, and the U.S.


1794 Meetinghouse (View)
26 South Main St
New Salem, MA 01355
United States


Music > Americana
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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