New Della Mae album in May

This World Oft Can Be - Della MaeThis World Oft Can Be, the second full-length release from Della Mae – and their first for Rounder – has been slated for a May 28 release.

It was produced by Bryan Sutton, tracked at the old Johnny Cash studio near Nashville, and mixed by celebrated indie-rock engineer Paul Q. Kolderie. All but three tracks were written by band members Celia Woodsmith or Courtney Hartman.

Other Dellas include founder Kimber Ludiker on fiddle, Jenni Lyn Gardner on mandolin, and Shelby Means on bass. Both Hartman and Woodsmith play guitar, with Celia taking the bulk of the lead vocals, and Courtney the lead guitar.

Della Mae got their start as a bluegrass band, formed in Boston about four years ago. The ladies dropped the banjo from their band sound prior to their previous album, I Built This Heart, but the ol’ five still makes its appearance from time to time as the band walks that fine line between bluegrass, old time, and whatever you may choose to call the eclectic mix of tradition-fueled roots music that has become their signature.

Rounder is offering a free download from the new record, in exchange for your email address. Just use the form below to get your MP3 of Empire, the album’s 4th track.


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