Della Mae

Della Mae

Since its formation in 2009, the Boston-bred, Nashville-based outfit has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up massive amounts of critical acclaim with its first two albums.  Now, Della Mae finds the foursome –Celia Woodsmith on guitar and vocals, Kimber Ludiker, fiddle and vocals, Jenni Lyn Gardner, mandolin and vocals, and Courtney Hartman, guitar, banjo and vocals - embracing a fresh set of musical challenges with eleven compelling new tunes that embody the musical and emotional qualities of the group's prior output while venturing into uncharted creative territory.

Della Mae's efforts to use music as a unifying force are consistent with the adventurous, open-minded attitude that they've maintained from the time that fiddler Kimber Ludiker originally assembled the group.  Although they came together in Boston, the young players all brought diverse backgrounds and considerable musical experience to the project.  After initially gaining a reputation for high-energy live performances in clubs and festivals around the country, Della Mae expanded its reputation with the self-released 2011 debut album I Built This Heart.  2013's This World Oft Can Be proved to be a sensation with fans and critics alike, earning the group a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.