Chattanooga Now Della Mae bluegrass band to bring new music to Chattanooga on Sunday

Chattanooga Now Della Mae bluegrass band to bring new music to Chattanooga on Sunday

February 27th, 2019 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

Two nights after Della Mae releases new EP "The Butcher Shoppe," the Grammy-nominated string band will be performing at Songbirds on Sunday, March 3.

Originating from different musical backgrounds and regions across the United States and Canada, each of the five females brings distinct elements that contribute to Della Mae's unique sound.

Della Mae / Ryan Nolan photo

Della Mae / Ryan Nolan photo

Photo by Ryan Nolan

Band members are Celia Woodsmith, lead vocals and guitar; Jenni Lyn Gardner, mandolin and vocals; Kimber Ludiker, fiddle; Courtney Hartman, lead guitar and vocals; and Zoe Guigueno on bass.

"Della Mae is a fabulous all-female bluegrass band. They've been nominated for a Grammy, been one of Rolling Stones '10 Bands to Watch' and have traveled the world spreading the love, one bluegrass show at a time. This will be in the intimate setting of Songbirds North," says Mike Dougher, Songbirds entertainment coordinator.

"The Butcher Shoppe" marks the first new music for the band since 2015's eponymous album.

In October 2018, Della Mae gathered at The Butcher Shoppe recording studio in Nashville, so-named because it is in a building that was originally a slaughterhouse before closing in the 1970s. In the late '90s, it was renovated to house mostly nonprofit organizations, artists and small independent businesses.

Della Mae invited three guests to join them in the studio on this project: original Della Mae guitarist Avril Smith, legendary banjo player Alison Brown, and rising-star guitarist Molly Tuttle. Those guests will join the band for a quartet of shows with Steve Martin and Martin Short, beginning March 8 in Evansville, Indiana.

In just two days, Della Mae and guests laid down six tracks. Most parts were recorded while they performed together live in one room, which lends the album the feeling of being in the room with Della Mae.

The songs on "The Butcher Shoppe" are all fan favorites that are played live frequently but have never before been recorded. In addition to those, they've added one new original instrumental composed by band founder and fiddler Ludiker.

If you go

› Where: Songbirds Guitar Museum, 35 Station St. (South) 41 Station St. (North)
› For more info: 423-531-2473

JON MAYFIELD WITH PAINT THE GHOST
› When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 (S)
› Admission: $10

MOTOWN ON STATION STREET WITH THE MALEMEN AND THE POWER PLAYERS
› When: 9 p.m. Friday, March 1 (S)
› Admission: $12 in advance, $15  day of show

SAY YES TO ‘ES’ EXHIBIT OPENING
› When: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2
› Admission: $28.95 all-access tour
› What: Tours at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. for new exhibit of Gibson ES guitars in the Green Room.

THE MAILBOXES ALBUM RELEASE PARTY WITh SPINSTER
› When: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 (N)
› Admission: $10 in advance, $12 day of show

DAVE MATTHEWS TRIBUTE BAND & MARDI GRAS PARTY
› When: 9 p.m. Saturday, March 2 (S)
› Admission: $12 in advance, $15 day of show

AN EVENING WITH DELLA MAE
› When: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 3 (N)
› Admission: $20

OZ NOY, DAVE WECKL & JIMMY HASLIP TRIO
› When: 7 pm. Wednesday, March 6 (N)
› Admission: $30