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Della Mae slates soph disc, tour

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Della Mae will release its second disc for Rounder in May with a heavy touring schedule as well.

"Della Mae," due May 12, is the follow-up to the group's Grammy-nominated 2013 breakthrough album "This World Oft Can Be." The new disc contains 11 songs.

The band is Celia Woodsmith on vocals and guitar, Kimber Ludiker on fiddle and vocals, Jenni Lyn Gardner on mandolin and vocals and Courtney Hartman on guitar, banjo and vocals. Shelby Means, who was the group's bassist for 2 years, left the band in October 2014.

Jacquire King (Tom Waits' "Mule Variations," Norah Jones' "The Fall," Buddy Guy's "Blues Singer" and Kings of Leon's "Only By the Night") produced. Stand-up bassist Mark Schatz and Elephant Revival front woman Bonnie Paine, who contributes percussion and musical saw on several tracks. The album was recorded at Nashville's storied Sound Emporium and mixed at the LBT/Blackbird Studios.

Tour dates:
March 20 The Gatsby (SXSW) Austin, TX
March 21 SXSW Austin, TX
March 23 Live Oak Music Hall Fort Worth, TX
March 24 Dan's Silverleaf Denton, TX
March 26 Mucky Duck Houston, TX
March 27 Fairfield Studios Shreveport, LA
March 28 Duling Hall Jackson, MS
March 31 The WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
April 1 Smith's Old Bar Atlanta, GA
April 2 The Foundry Athens, GA
April 3 Cox Capitol Theater Macon, GA
April 4 Colonial Quarter St Augustine, FL
April 6 Ruby Diamond Concert Hall (w/The Steep Canyon Rangers) Tallahassee, FL
April 25 Stagecoach Indio, CA
April 27 The Casbah San Diego, CA
April 28 TBA Los Angeles, CA
April 29 The Chapel San Francisco, CA
May 1 Mystic Theater Petaluma, CA
May 2 Redwood Bluegrass Sunnyvale, CA
May 5 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
May 27 Festival des Guitares du Monde Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
May 29 Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival Preston City, CT
May 30 Payomet Performing Arts Center North Truro, MA
May 31 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME
June 1 Showcase Lounge South Burlington, VT
June 2 Town Center (free show) Ridgefield, CT
June 3 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
June 5 The Belleville Newburyport, MA
June 6 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
June 7 Daryl's House Club Pawling, NY
July 16-17 Grey Fox Festival Oak Hill, NY

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The Butcher Shoppe CD review - The Butcher Shoppe
How many bands have taken the time - or had the vision - to create a mission statement? Guessing not many, but Della Mae's is significant: to showcase top female musicians and to improve opportunities for women and girls through advocacy, mentorship, programming and performance. Noble and, as they have repeatedly proven, attainable. On this six-track recording - captured in a burst of activity at the self-same named Nashville studio last fall - the quartet realize their mission and »»»
Della Mae CD review - Della Mae
The time has come to drop the label "female bluegrass band" as applied to Della Mae. With their second, self-titled, Rounder Records release, Della Mae is simply one of the most accomplished bluegrass acts on the circuit. The four Dellas (they are down to a quartet with Mark Schatz standing on bass) have total command of their instruments (vocal and otherwise). They are skilled performers with a growing resume, including emerging IBMA Artist of the Year in 2013 and a Grammy nomination »»»
This World Oft Can Be CD review - This World Oft Can Be
Although it isn't rare to hear women singing and playing bluegrass-inspired music, it is still unusual to take in a five-girl band doing so. Della Mae are not what The Runaways and The Go-Go's meant to rock & roll, perhaps, but they're nevertheless significant and unique. With Heaven's Gate, the Boston-based Della Mae proves they can play with the best of them on this fast-paced workout, with plenty of nimbly quick picking. Better still, Della Mae write the most of their »»»
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