Della Mae guest on On Point

dellasDella Mae will be the featured musical guest on a special episode of On Point, tomorrow Friday, June 7, 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

The show, which airs on 140 NPR stations around the country and is normally broadcast live, will be recorded during a special episode on the evening of June 6 in front of an audience of 600 people.

Just prior to the taping, Della Mae will perform a 30-minute set for the audience. When the taping commences, they will perform a song to open the show and then do a brief interview with the show’s host, Tom Ashbrook.

The other featured guest on this episode will be award-winning cookbook author and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman.

The quintet’s new album – their second – This World Oft Can Be, was released on Tuesday, May 28.

Della Mae consists of founder/fiddler Kimber Ludiker, singer Celia Woodsmith, guitarist Courtney Hartman, Shelby Means on bass, and mandolin player Jenni Lyn Gardner.

Here is the podcast link for those who would like to stream the program:

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.