Joining folksinger Michael Johnathon for this today's broadcast taping which includes Della Mae and Pearl and the Bear. Della Mae is five women from Boston that are are turning heads, winning hearts, and quickly becoming a household name in acoustic, folk, roots, and bluegrass music.
The band is a who's-who of promising young pickers and are all seasoned performers who have won countless contests and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Del McCoury, Leon Russell, and Laurie Lewis. With a new album in the works-produced by Bryan Sutton, a 2012 IBMA nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year and their first label release-it's clear that Della Mae is just getting started. dellamae.com
Pearl and the Beard is three voices, one cello, one guitar, one glockenspiel, one melodica, several drums, one accordion, ninety-six teeth, and one soul.
The band's genre-bending and expectation-defying sound has since burst the trio out of the confines of the New York music scene, allowing them to traipse the United States on a multitude of national tours including opening for Ani DiFranco and Dar Willliams. The band's current release is "Killing the Darlings." pearlandthebeard.com
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