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Welcome to the Official Ma Ferguson Band Website, Austin, Texas' Original Bad - Ass Southern Fried Rock-n-Roll Band! The band takes their name from Miriam M.A. (Ma) Ferguson, the first woman Governor of the State of Texas. Formed in 1994 in Austin Texas, Ma Ferguson has become Austin, Texas' Premier Southern Rock Band. Founding members Jay D. Chaffe and Paul Deitz met through mutual friends and formed the core of what has become one of the best live performance bands in the Austin area!

With a true Southern Rock line-up the superb musicians of this top class Southern Rock Band from Austin, Texas are:

** Jay D. Chaffe - Lead vocals/lead and bottleneck slide guitar**
** Paul Deitz - Lead guitar/backing vocals**

** Lawrence Britz - Bass guitar/backing vocals**
**Stanley Earle Ratliff- Drums & Percussion**

**Charlie Cunningham- Keyboards/Vocals**
(Backup Vocals contributed by: Paul Deitz - Lawrence Britz - Charlie Cunningham)

This band has awesome stage presence unlike any other in Austin and the interplay among the musicians is incredible! Not since the great Southern Rock bands of the 1970's has a group of musicians come together to create such a dynamic presence on stage as well as in
their original songs, as Ma Ferguson has! This band is a must see for anyone who appreciates great Southern Rock -n- Roll!band is a must see for anyone who appreciates great Southern Rock -n- Roll!

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Nightly the band pays tribute to the likes of: Lynyrd Skynyrd - The Allman Brothers - Charlie Daniels Band - Marshall Tucker - .38 Special - Blackfoot - Molley Hatchet - ZZ-Top as well as dishing up soon too be classic Ma Ferguson originals!

So if you like good Southern Music and awesome stage prescence - stop in and see us sometime - take your shoes off - y'all come back now y'hear. JDC

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