Lula Wiles w/ Jason Reed and New Leaf
Folk, roots, indie, Americana, funk
July 2, 2016 · 8:00pm
Folk fusion at its finest.
Lula Wiles are comprised of two fiddles, two guitars, one doghouse bass, and three intertwining voices. Their repertoire reaches across the breadth of American roots music, from centuries-old Appalachian ballads to classic country to contemporary Americana songwriting. At a fiddle camp in the woods of Maine, their shared home state, Ellie and Isa met as kids and began playing songs and traditional fiddle tunes together. As both young women found their way to Boston’s vibrant acoustic music scene, their electrifying musical chemistry seemed to demand an audience, and they began performing together in early 2013.Lula Wiles were born when upright bassist Mali Obomsawin– a fellow Mainer and fiddle camper schooled in folk, jazz, and pop– joined the band a year later.
They bring soul, energy, depth, and effervescent vocal harmonies to honest songs that blend the old and the new. Lula Wiles have performed at One Longfellow Square, Club Passim, Fresh Grass Festival, and Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. They were recently named the Red Line Roots “Favorite Find of 2014,” and they were awarded a grant from the Iguana Music Fund to make their debut album.
“…An impressive, multi-talented, all-female bluegrass group featuring tight soaring harmonies, clever songwriting, and an old timey vibe.” -Glide Magazine,http://glidemagazine.com/
Led by singer, songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist Jason Reed, The JRB is a high energy, indie-rock band with funk and blues influences. The band features brothers Trevor Reed (drums) and Dan Reed (guitar) along with “honorary” brothers Jay Moore (bass) and Chuck Whiteman (sax).
On stage the band mixes it up with big rhythms, trading guitar and saxophone solo’s with a raw energy that spills out into the audience. They have performed as a featured artist at the World Cafe Live, Turks Head Music Festival, The Legendary Dobbs and much more. Jason’s debut album “The Big Unknown” covers a lot of ground both stylistically and thematically including songs about fatherhood and serving in Mogadishu with the Marines. Their music has also been featured on 88.5 WXPN, 93.7 WSTW and several other radio programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Jason is also among the ranks of many notable, national acts as a volunteer for WXPN’s, Musicians on Call – A national program which brings live music to the bedside of hospital patients undergoing treatment.
Central PAs genre bending, “jazz” fusion collective, New Leaf.