Lula Wiles (Boston-based indie-folk trio) and Ari & Mia (New England’s Americana sister act) are two transcendent musical acts transforming roots, folk and Americana impulses into music for contemporary audiences. [...]
Lula Wiles (Boston-based indie-folk trio) and Ari & Mia (New England’s Americana sister act) are two transcendent musical acts transforming roots, folk and Americana impulses into music for contemporary audiences. The two ensembles team up to play a show at Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar in Nashua, NH on Sunday, June 18.
When Lula Wiles takes the stage, their effervescent vocal blend and electrifying musical chemistry makes their decade-long friendship apparent. Eleanor Buckland (fiddle/guitar), Isa Burke (fiddle/guitar), and Mali Obomsawin (bass), began playing music together as kids at Maine Fiddle Camp, and eventually each made their way to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Now based in Boston’s thriving and close-knit roots music community, the band is deeply grounded in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by rich vocal harmonies. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan calls their debut record “a stunning collection of self-penned songs about love, loss, and drinking – the perfect blend of modern and timeless.” All proficient vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and songwriters, the three women of Lula Wiles swap instruments and frontwoman duties with ease. Onstage, the band gathers tightly around a single microphone for a spirited live show that resonates like a whiskey-slap to the heart. For more information, visit www.lulawiles.com.
“Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds” (No Depression), Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. “Ari & Mia are not creating a new music; they are taking it to another level and exploring areas that have not been attempted in decades. Their all-acoustic, pure and honest approach has significance…with lyrical wizardry and searing harmony as good as The Beach Boys,” continues No Depression on the review of their most recent release, Out of Stone. Both award-winning songwriters, the sisters have toured all across the U.S and Australia and are graduates of New England Conservatory’s cutting edge Contemporary Improvisation department. Their two previous albums, Land on Shore and Unruly Heart, ranked high on the national folk radio charts. For more information, visit www.ariandmiamusic.com.
Each band will perform individual sets including some some collaboration between the two ensembles. The show will take place at 7:00pm on June 18, 2017 at Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar in Nashua, NH. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. For more info and to buy tickets, visit https://riverwalknashua.com/.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar
25 Railroad Square, Nashua, NH