Saturday, April 14, 2018
Since its formation in 2009, Della Mae, 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 critical acclaim with its first two albums. The This World Oft Can Be album was nominated for a Grammy in 2013.Their most recent self-titled album honors the musicians' roots in bluegrass, folk and rock while staking out a distinctive, organic sound and style that are Della Mae's own. The album reflects the musicians' compelling new compositions and the raw immediacy of their vocal and instrumental performances.
Della Mae returns to Newburyport for their third appearance at the Belleville Roots Music Concert Series. Members of the band are Celia Woodsmith—vocals, guitar, Kimber Ludiker—fiddle, vocals, Jenni Lyn Gardner—mandolin, vocals, Courtney Hartman—guitar, banjo vocals, and Zoe Guigueno—bass, vocals.
Although Della Mae maintains a busy touring schedule, Della Mae serves as cultural ambassadors in the U.S. State Department's American Music Abroad program. In that capacity, they have undertaken a series of extended trips to Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, playing concerts for local audiences as well as collaborating with local musicians and participating in children's music education programs.