In a relatively short period of time, Della Mae has become a sensation in the music world. Commanding a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, instrumental, and songwriting talent to spare, the Boston-based combo mines time-honored elements to create music that's unmistakably fresh and contemporary.
The group quickly won an enthusiastic following through their high-energy live performances at festivals around the country. The band expanded its reputation with their self-released first album, 2011's I Built This Heart, which won an impressive amount of attention for a D.I.Y. release.
This World Oft Can Be, Della Mae's second album and Rounder debut, shows that like the Avett Brothers, Lumineers and Punch Brothers, these five multi-talented young women are respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it, combining centuries' worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility.
Della Mae made their Grand Ole Opry debut in December 2013. "We couldn't be more proud," they told cybergrass.com. "What a way to top off an incredible year."
Della Mae demonstrates how effectively music builds bridges and transcends artificially constructed borders, whether they're national or genre-based. "All five ladies are individually driven, and we are working towards the same goal," says Kimber Ludiker, the band's founder. "This band definitely feels like a calling, a labor of love."
"The identity that we've developed as a band is a melting pot of our different personalities and backgrounds."
- KIMBER LUDIKER