Traditional mountain music with modern singer-songwriter sensibilities.
Della Mae is a multi-talented combo with a contemporary style that’s steeped in tradition. These five versatile musicians honor their roots in bluegrass, folk, and rock while creating vibrantly original music that conveys the band’s expansive musical vision with timeless lyrical truths.
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.
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. Their newest album, Della Mae (2015), showcases the quartet’s world-class musicianship and deeply expressive harmonies.
Celia Woodsmith—vocals, guitar
Kimber Ludiker—fiddle, vocals
Jenni Lyn Gardner—mandolin, vocals
Courtney Hartman—guitar, banjo, vocals
Zoe Guigueno– bass, vocals
“Della Mae are a ridiculously polished all-grrrl nouveau bluegrass band based out of Boston. Each woman in the band is a lead player on her instrument, and their vocals and harmonies are tighter than the hangman’s noose. This is bluegrass music played with a love for its roots and great hope for its future. Bluegrass played with the knowledge that Bill Monroe’s vision fits just as well in a new century as it did in the last one. Bluegrass played with confidence, drive, and the pure energy that birthed the music in the first place” —Hearth Music.com.
“From songs that explore independence and urban adventure to timeless themes of love and loss, Della Mae brings acoustic grit and twang to town with no apologies”—Bluegrass Journal.
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