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Della Mae Are STILL on the Road

Della Mae, recently named a “New Artist You Need to Know” and one of the “50 Best Things at SXSW 2015” by Rolling Stone, have released their new, self-titled album.

The Boston Globe’s James Reed writes, “As impressive as it was — indeed, it earned the group a Grammy nomination for best bluegrass album — it turns out that Della Mae’s 2013 sophomore release was something of a warm-up. This World Oft Can Be, which marked the Boston-bred string band’s debut for Rounder Records, only hinted at the masterful performances on its new eponymous follow-up. Della Mae is smart and assured, a continuation of the band’s penchant for blurring the lines between bluegrass, folk, soul, and old-time traditions..”

Nate Chinen of the New York Times notes, “If there’s any real convergence between New England bluegrass, Nashville Americana and the Anglo thump of indie-folk, Della Mae stands planted at the crossroads.”  He continues, “Ms. Woodsmith is as compelling on a delicate ballad like ‘For the Sake of My Heart’ as on a saucy kiss-off like ‘Shambles.’ Her band mates harmonize winningly behind her, and two of them – the mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner and the banjoist, guitarist and songwriter Courtney Hartman – take self-assure turns in the vocal lead.”

Hal Horowitz of American Songwriter proclaims, “Since the group mixes country, folk and subtle rock leanings with a rural backwoods sound, the “hardly strictly bluegrass” tag perfectly describes their more eclectic approach.” He also praises their “exquisite melodies,” and “introspective lyrics.”

All Music’s Thom Jurek writes, “On this album, Della Mae expand their roots-and-groove quotient, and extend the margins in their writing without sacrificing either the virtuosity and sparkle in their performance or the root persona in their sound.”

Fred Smith of Country Standard Time declares, “The time has come to drop the label ‘female bluegrass band’ as applied to Della Mae. With their second, self-titled, Rounder Records release, Della Mae is simply one of the most accomplished bluegrass acts on the circuit.”

The band recently shot two videos for “Boston Town:” The first is a performance clip that was filmed in Austin, TX, which premiered on Pop Sugar, and the other was filmed — appropriately — in Boston, MA. The latter video made its debut with Elmore magazine.

Boston Town: https://youtu.be/kwJkgQna3I8
Boston Town (Pop Sugar): https://youtu.be/xY0uFfu3E7Q

ON THE ROAD STILL…

Jun 17    MUSIC BOX    Cleveland, OH
Jun 18    Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center,    Harrisburg, PA
Jun 19    Abilene Lounge at Rochester Jazz Fest    Rochester, NY

Jul 11    Reston Town Center (free show)    Reston, VA
Jul 12    North Shore Point Concerts    Norfolk, VA
Jul 14    Eagleview Concerts    Exton, PA
Jul 16    Grey Fox Festival    Oak Hill, NY
Jul 17    Grey Fox Festival    Oak Hill, NY
Jul 19    SummerTyne Americana Festival    Birtley, United Kingdom
Jul 20    The Bullingdon    Oxford, United Kingdom
Jul 21    The Musician    Leicester, United Kingdom
Jul 22    Waterfront Studio    Norwich, United Kingdom
Jul 24    Festival Country Rendez-Vous    Craponne-Sur-Arzon, France
Jul 25    Ramblin’ Man Fair    Maidstone, United Kingdom
Jul 26    Nell’s Jazz and Blues    London, United Kingdom
Jul 28    Manchester Academy 3    Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 29    Oran Mor    Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jul 30    The Twa Tams – Southern Fried Festival    Perth, United Kingdom
Jul 31    The Salutation Hotel – Southern Fried Festival    Perth, United Kingdom

Aug 01   Perth Concert Hall – Southern Fried Festival (Dolly Parton Tribute)    Perth, United Kingdom
Aug 16    Philadelphia Folk Festival    Philadelphia, PA

Oct 03    LA Bluegrass Situation at Greek Theater    Los Angeles, CA

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