Lula Wiles (USA)

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Lula Wiles (USA)

The trio called Lula Wiles is racing ahead; they are part of a young generation of musicians affirming their traditional musical roots while grafting on contemporary styles with a tasteful touch. Lula Wiles grew out of the prolific Boston folk scene, Berklee College of Music being the crucible. The trio are all women: Isa Burke, guitar and fiddle, Eleanor Buckland, guitar and fiddle, and Mali Obomsawin, bass. All three sing well enough to please the gods of americana. Their second album What Will We Do (2019) establishes beyond doubt that they are in charge of their musical heritage from folk, country, bluegrass and old-time. The album is put out by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, a non-profit company under the national museum The Smithsonian Institution. Lula Wiles have been touring widely in USA since 2016, performing at the prestigious Newport Folk Festival. “Lula Wiles expands the limits of americana with narratives that are just as detailed and complex as their interwoven harmonies… and the result is exultant,” writes a reviewer on the Sound of Boston blog. Their only Danish festival concert in 2020.