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BLUE MAFIA is the brain-child of guitarist Tony Wray. In 2011, BLUE MAFIA was formed out of love for his wife Dara (who so badly wanted to play music!) With hopes of playing a few times a year, opportunities and response grew far more than they ever dreamed, catapulting BLUE MAFIA on this journey.

BLUE MAFIA has produced some mighty fine music in their short time together. From their independent debut album, My Cold Heart (2013) to their most recent album on Pinecastle Records, Hanging Tree (2016) -  "There's something wonderfully unpredictable about Blue Mafia" (
BLUE MAFIA has had many great opportunities come their way. Some performance highlights include:
The Station Inn (Nashville, TN), DelFest (Cumberland, MD), BeanBlossom Bluegrass Festival (IN), MerleFest (Wilkesboro, NC), and Graves Mountain (Syria, VA). 

Check out a show and see what the buzz is all about!


Big Changes In Store! 

As most of you have probably heard by now, we have a banjo vacancy in our band. Our friend Curtis Bumgarner played his last show with us a few weeks ago. He's still out there playing banjo with some other folks, so please, if you see him down the road, tell him we all said hello! He's a great guy and we wish him the best! 

As for us and our remaining shows this year - never fear - we have some good friends filling in for the rest of our dates (Gregg Welty and Mike Gabbard) . 

2018 is set to be a big year…

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Changing of the guard - or banjo players :) 

Our boy Calib has decided to leave the band at the end of the year. We'll sure miss him but support his decision. Can't wait to see what the future holds for Calib and for Blue Mafia!
Stay tuned for an announcement on our new member!

IBMA 2nd Round Ballots 

What an exciting time for us! We are playing some great festivals, putting the finishing touches on a new album, and just found out we made the 2nd round ballot for the IBMA awards! We are tickled to be included with such great artists, and really feel good about things that are happening this year. Thanks for your support!

Another great weekend! 

Our first trip to Missouri is now in the books! We had such a fantastic time playing at SDC, and hope to return! Our first show using our brand new Peterson Strobe Tuners, and we couldn't be more happy.  Getting ready for a very busy summer, so be sur to check out our schedule!

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