We're going to Germany!

Prost! That means "cheers" in German, which I had to confirm by Googling it! We will have to spend the next month and a half brushing up on our German, because...

We're beyond stoked to be part of this year's Bluegrass Jamboree tour playing 23 dates in Germany and one in Austria! Joining us on the tour, which starts November 21, will be our dear friends the Lonely Heartstring Band, and our soon-to-be-friends the Lonesome Ace Stringband. Check out all the tour dates on our SHOWS page, and tell your friends in Germany if you (unlike us) are cool enough to have friends in Germany. We're gonna drink ALL of the beers.

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Maine Fiddle Camp Reunion Tour

Just listen to these gals!! They're so good!

We're not actually calling this the Maine Fiddle Camp Reunion Tour, I just thought of that name a second ago, but maybe we should have?? (We met Ari & Mia as #youngteens at MFC and it's really fun to be playing music with them again.)

ANYWAY. Northeast mini-tour with Ari & Mia is underway! We had an awesome time last night at Riverwalk Cafe in Nashua, NH, and we're heading west to the Parlor Room in Northampton, MA tomorrow. We're so excited to return to the Parlor Room – it's one of our favorite venues.

After that, we'll be returning to the very lovely Birdhouse Center for the Arts in Lambertville, NJ, where last year we met a newborn lass named Willow who became the namesake for Mali's bass. From there, we'll be heading to Dewey Hall in Sheffield, MA, and closing things out at our band's home Club Passim. Tickets are moving, so get 'em while you can! You can find ticket links & details on our SHOWS page. Hope to see you out there!

It's almost summer!!

This is Isa reporting from Lula headquarters (also known as Darwin's Ltd., our favorite café in Cambridge). It's a cozy, rainy spring day and we're looking forward to all of the exciting things we have coming up this summer! 

In June, we're incredibly excited to be heading to Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards in Lafayette, NY to play a show with Parsonsfield and the Wood Brothers!! We're excited to hear Parsonsfield for the first time, and extra extra excited to be sharing a stage with the Wood Brothers, who are one of our favorite bands and a huge inspiration to us. They rock so hard. We can't wait. Tickets and more details on our SHOWS page.

Next up, a mini-tour with Ari and Mia, an amazingly talented sister duo (fiddle/banjo, cello, and gorgeous harmony vocals) who we've known since our days as Maine Fiddle Camp tweens. We're so excited to be teaming up with them for six Northeast shows at the end of June! We'll be hitting up some of our favorite venues, including two shows at our hometown venue Club Passim on June 23rd. If you're not familiar with Ari and Mia's music, you can listen to their beautiful album "Out of Stone" HERE. And again, all of our tour dates are listed on our SHOWS page.

 

Lastly, as native Mainers, we were particularly excited to be featured in Down East Magazine. Ellie and Isa spoke with Joel Crabtree about our upbringing in Maine, the indelible influence of Maine Fiddle Camp on our band, and our show later this summer at the Kingfield Pops. Click the Down East logo to check it out!

More news & updates coming soon. Thanks for stopping by!

2017 will be good, we think

What a year it's been! In every possible way! We're looking forward to closing out 2016 with a bang, playing at the Academy of Music for First Night in Northampton, MA. We'll be opening for The Suitcase Junket, who must be seen and heard to be believed. This show is going to be REALLY fun – we'll be wearing our sparkliest outfits and we hope you will too.

Looking ahead into February 2017, we'll be heading back to the Folk Alliance International conference before heading out for a few Northeast dates with the amazing Rose Cousins, who we're pretty sure is the queen of Canada (idk how Canada works really). We'll be playing in NYC, Northampton, and Portsmouth NH (at the Press Room, where Isa's parents met)!

We are also pretty much quaking with excitement for Signature Sounds' Back Porch Festival in March. We'll be playing on Saturday, March 11 for Bluegrass Night at the Academy of Music, with Sarah Jarosz, Tony Trischka, and Tim O'Brien. (Like. Are you KIDDING ME with that lineup. We are so stoked.)

From there, we'll be heading out on a big ol' East Coast tour! Stay tuned for dates; they'll be announced soon on our SHOWS page and on social media. Lastly, in April, we'll be heading back to Caramoor in Katonah, NY to play a show with the dreamiest indie-folk boy band to ever exist : Darlingside!

More to come soon. Stay tuned.

xo LW

new video + shows with pals!

The Summer Hoot is one of the best festivals on this earth. We had so much fun playing there back in August, and we teamed up with our friends at Beehive Productions once again to make this video! Check it out!

SHOWS WITH MIPSO + ANTHONY DA COSTA

This weekend we'll be traipsing all over the Northeast opening for our new pals Mipso! We'll be playing in Portland, Boston, and NYC. Then, at the end of the month, we're hitting the road with our buddy Anthony da Costa (you may know him from Aoife O'Donovan's band) for a bunch of co-bill shows. We're so excited to be sharing stages with these brilliant musicians. Go to our SHOWS PAGE for more info. Hope to see you out there!

xo, LW

Touring is fun + we have new videos

What an incredible summer we've had! It's been our busiest one yet and we've had so much fun playing our songs for lots of new towns and new audiences. One of our favorite things we did this summer was spend a couple of days holed up in Saranac Lake, New York with our friends at Beehive Productions shooting some videos! They released a mini-documentary as part of their Ear to the Ground series, which includes an alternately heady and goofy interview in which we talk about ~The Future of Folk Music~ and attempt to sing one of our favorite fiddle solos, as well as live and studio performances. You can also see the full versions of all three songs excerpted in the Ear to the Ground video: Losing Side, Mama, and Traveling On. (Traveling On, by the way, was recently the featured video on Folk Alley's homepage!) Links below.

Ear to the Ground  |  Losing Side  |  Mama  |  Traveling On

Wahoo! Thanks as always for all the support. We've got some fun things coming up this fall. Remember to sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page if you want to be the first to know about what's next for Lula Wiles.

"Don't Ask Why" Single Premiere on The Bluegrass Situation!

^^^ click the photo, people

^^^ click the photo, people

We're so excited to be premiering our penultimate single for this album on The Bluegrass Situation! Click the photo to read some words Ellie wrote about her inspiration and process for writing this song. This one is very close to our hearts and we're honored to get it out in the world – give it a listen and maybe a share if you're in that kinda mood today. We've got one more single premiere coming up later this week and then THE ALBUM COMES OUT MAY 27 ~*!*~

xo LW