ROCKLAND — Lula Wiles, a Boston-based roots trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, will perform Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., on the Strand Theatre stage.
Lula Wiles brings a sharp, provocative song craft, anchored by their musicianship and mastery of folk music, according to Strand, in a news release. The trio infuses their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and dissonant multi-layered vocals, all employed in the service of songs that reclaim folk music in their own voice.
All three members grew up in small-town Maine, and the band came of age in Boston’s lively roots scene. Since then, they have toured internationally, winning fans at the Newport Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, garnering acclaim from NPR Music and two Boston Music Awards nominations, and sharing stages with the likes of Aoife O’Donovan, the Wood Brothers, and Tim O’Brien.
“Lula Wiles exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music,” said Strand.
Their second album, What Will We Do was released in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recording.
Lula Wiles website: www.rocklandstrand.com/event/lula-wiles
Latest Release: It’s Cool on Bandcamp: https://lulawiles.bandcamp.com/
Tickets for the concert are $15/Advance, $18/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars will be open for age 21 and older.