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. They were recently nominated for a 2015 Grammy in the Best Bluegrass Album category for their recent album This World Oft Can Be. Della Mae features the reigning 2-time National Fiddle Champion Kimber Ludiker, innovative flat pick guitar player Courtney Hartman, impeccable mandolinist Jenni Lynn Gardner, seasoned bassist Zoe Guigueno, and powerhouse vocalist Celia Woodsmith. Formed during the Fall 2009 in Boston, Della Mae was born from a yearning for a traditional bluegrass sound in the heart of New England. Della Mae strives to create music that tells a story while delivering a punch. They are definitely a huge festival favorite!
In addition to playing festivals and clubs throughout the United States, Della Mae recently expanded the scale of its touring efforts after participating in the U.S. State Department’s American Music Abroad program. Selected as cultural ambassadors, the band spent 43 days traveling in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, where they collaborated with local musicians, taught educational programs for children, and played concerts for local audiences.