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Ari & Mia with Lula Wiles

Berkshire Strings Presents with Dewey Hall:

Lula Wiles are equally at home in a rowdy bar of two-steppers, a sweltering midsummer festival stage, or a quiet candlelit club. Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still) calls their debut album (released May 2016), "a stunning collection of self-penned songs - the perfect blend of modern and timeless. From rich swells of fiddles to powerful honky-tonk guitar, all anchored by rocking bass, this album delivers one gem after another."

Lula Wiles has performed at premier clubs and festivals throughout the Northeast and the midwest including Club Passim, The Parlor Room, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, and Freshgrass Festival. Their effervescent vocal harmonies, deep musical chemistry, and evocative arrangements create a dynamic and spirited live show that's like a whiskey-slap to the heart. More info can be found at www.lulawiles.com

“Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds” (No Depression), Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound.

“Ari & Mia are not creating a new music; they are taking it to another level and exploring areas that have not been attempted in decades. Their all-acoustic, pure and honest approach has significance. Treading the edges of traditional folk in a more faithful manner, they share the lyrical wizardry of 70’s bands Steeleye Span, Tir-na-Nog, and the Incredible String Band, with searing harmony as good as The Beach Boys. The sisters sing in unison like two violins,” continues No Depression on the review of their most recent release, Out of Stone. Together, the sisters have toured all across the U.S and Australia and are both graduates of New England Conservatory. Their two previous albums, Land on Shore and Unruly Heart, ranked high on the national folk radio charts. Mia’s song “Across the Water,” won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category. More info at www.ariandmiamusic.com.

 

General Admission $20

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