Partial to Mabel


The Band

Bob Barker - guitars, vocals
"Southside" Johnny Hunt - mandolin, guitar, vocals
George Mostoller - guitars, vocals
Brent Stouffer - bass, vocals


Partial to Mabel's slant on bluegrass conjures up images of Bill Monroe listening to some early Violent Femmes records before heading out the door with his mandolin. Fixtures on the Birmingham music scene from 1995 to 1998, these boys inserted bad attitude and a little humor into their particular blend of blugrass, country, folk, and acoustic flavorings. Johnny Cash would be proud.

Partial to Mabel has officially disbanded, but its members can still be seen performing regularly (and often together) in the Birmingham area.

Partial to Mabel's only official release was If You Knew Mabel...

Press Resources

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Two Sheds Music
Attn: John Graham
PO Box 5455
Atlanta, GA 31107
Email -

Audio Samples

She's a Rock - If You Knew Mabel...
Post Partum Blues - If You Knew Mabel...


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No shows scheduled.


CMJ New Music Report - "This Birmingham, Alabama band clearly relishes its down-home flavor, playing music that is as rustic and good-timey as any church social band. The four members play three acoustic guitars and a bass, but they also add mandolin, whistles, kazoos, and harmonicas, as well as some inspired harmonies. In addition to its 16 originals, the band delivers two covers: Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" and the Righteous Brothers' "You Can Have Her." But when the band busts out into its own "Knobby Knees," there's no need to say anything else: Partial to Mabel is a wonderfully fun band whose debut is an all-out joyous experience."