Lula Wiles perform “Traveling on” in this B-SIDE, filmed and recorded in June, 2016 in Saranac Lake, NY by Beehive Productions as part of their Ear to the Ground series.
Gathered around one microphone, Isa Burke, Ellie Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin pass around instruments and frontwoman duties with style and ease. Their effervescent vocal harmonies, deep musical chemistry, and evocative arrangements create a dynamic and spirited live show. Lula Wiles bring diverse influences to original songs that combine tradition with a distinctly modern sensibility. Their repertoire spans from centuries-old Appalachian ballads to classic country to contemporary Americana songwriting.
The electricity of LCDC live shows vibrates from the stage. The trio's creations are dark and ethereal: multi-textured gritty and personal original songs with plenty of inspiration from Americana and pop greats; songs that electrify and spellbind audiences the world over. While lush fiddle stylings root their music in a folk tradition, Cortese's vocals are as modern and savvy as they come.
Briga is the daughter of a Polish father, and a Québecois mother. Born in Québec and raised in western Canada before her return to Montréal, Briga's music is a reflection of her fragmented identity: a hybrid of songs written in French & English, accompanied by her fervent violin firmly rooted in eastern European & Romani Folk sounds learned from the days her father played the piano to put the children to sleep.
California-born Brittany Haas is widely regarded as one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation. She grew up honing her craft in fiddle camps nationwide, and came to her unique sound through the old-time fiddling of Bruce Molsky and the innovative stylings of Darol Anger, her mentors. A prodigious youth, she began touring with Darol's Republic of Strings at the age of 14.