Roots is proud to premiere this music video.
Lula Wiles perform a song off their upcoming self-titled debut record, out May 27th. Conceived during the wintery months, "Sorrow Be the Bird" was inspired part by the promise of spring, and part by Kristin Andreassen's modern folk song, "'Simmon". At Miles of Music camp last June, after working out the finishing touches of the arrangement down on the Lake Winnipesaukee dock, Lula Wiles traipsed across the island to a wooded, sunlit clearing to sing this song, penned by Ellie Buckland.
A Lula Wiles show resonates like a whiskey-slap to the heart. 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 are equally at home in a rowdy bar of two-steppers, a sweltering midsummer festival stage, or a quiet candlelit club. They 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. Based in Boston's thriving and close-knit roots community, Lula Wiles have performed at premier festivals and clubs throughout the Northeast and were selected as an Official Showcase Artist at the 2016 Folk Alliance conference.
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