Americanafest + All Songs Considered!

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We had quite a time at Americanafest in Nashville this past week – saw lots of friends, lots of great music, lots of friends making great music, and played two showcases of our own. Some folks from NPR Music saw us play, and were kind enough to feature us (and our song “One More Night”) in their “Best of Americanafest 2018” roundup for All Songs Considered!

Jewly Hight writes: "They won me over because they're virtuosic musicians, they have a great three-part vocal, and they just have such a clarity of perspective and tone of voice and such biting wit. They seem like young women who know their minds and flex their intellects, and really capture the awkwardness of contemporary communication." Listen to the piece here.

Our Southeast tour finishes up this week, check out our tour dates here!

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


For as long as we have been folk music lovers and musicians, we have been deeply inspired by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and their artists. Therefore, we are thrilled and honored to announce we have signed with Folkways for the release of our second album. Their archive is full of records made by our musical and political heroes, and to share a record label with so many legendary folk musicians is a dream come true. We are so excited to join Folkways in their renewed commitment to celebrating the past and future of folk music and activism, and we look forward to sharing more with you about our new album!

Lula Wiles joins Lost Buffalo Artists

We're so excited to announce that we have joined the Lost Buffalo Artists roster! Mollie Farr is a hard-working, intelligent, generally amazing lady and we're overjoyed to have her as our booking agent. We're sharing a roster with a bunch of our friends and favorite musicians, including Kristin Andreassen, Joe K. Walsh, Les Poules à Colin, and Locust Honey.

If you're interested in booking Lula Wiles, you can get in touch with Mollie at!


a boston show. at last!

It's been a good while since we've played a headlining show in Boston, but worry not: we'll be returning on March 20th to play a show at the Lizard Lounge, the greatest bar in America (that is a fact, that's not just Isa editorializing). We're so excited to be back in our hometown – and we'll even be trying out some new songs!

But wait, there's more: we're so excited to have Rachel Sumner opening the show! Rachel is best known as a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter in everyone's favorite bluegrass/indie-pop band Twisted Pine, but she also plays banjo and various woodwind instruments. (She can also occasionally be seen in the Lady Hang, a supergroup of sorts with Ellie and Isa and a bunch of other ladies.)

Come on out! We can't wait to see you! We'll post a ticket link on our SHOWS page as soon as it's available.

Hi Brooklyn!

New York City, you scare us but we love you. This is just a quick hello to say that we'll be comin' at ya this weekend to play a show at the famed Jalopy Theatre! We'll be playing a set of our music (featuring some brand-new songs) at 8:30 PM, followed by a quick square dance lesson at 9:45 and a square dance at 10, with music by local badass old-time band Ginny's Kitchen.

See, they're great, right?!?! We love 'em. And we love to square dance. Hope to see you there! Here's a link where you can buy tickets.


Happy 2018!



Look at all these happy faces! This onstage selfie pretty much sums up how much fun we had on the Bluegrass Jamboree tour. We spent a month on a bus in Germany with our dear friends the Lonely Heartstring Band and Lonesome Ace Stringband, our fearless tour managers Rainer and Ille, and our VERY fearless bus drivers Gerda and Peter. 

We played 23 shows in 26 days, visited a lot of Christmas markets, played a lot of country songs and old-time tunes in hotel bars and in stairwells and under bridges, and drank a lot of pilsner and mulled wine. It was one of the best experiences of our lives, and we feel so grateful for it all! You can check out our Instagram for more photos from the tour.


We're so excited to be returning to the Sinclair in Harvard Square for a big ol' throwdown with our pals the Suitcase Junket, Julie Rhodes, Tim Gearan, and Kate Lorenz. What a lineup! It's this Friday, January 5th, and we play at 8PM, so be punctual! We may even be trying out some brand new songs at this show. You can get your tickets HERE.


2017 was a tough year in a lot of ways, but it was a really good year for new music. In order to celebrate the new year, we made an epic Spotify playlist full of our favorite songs released throughout the year – click HERE to check it out! We hope it helps you find some new music you'll love.

That's all we've got for now. Stay tuned, though – we think 2018 is going to be a big year for Lula Wiles! As always, you can keep in touch with us by following us on social media and signing up for our email list. We can't wait to show you what we've been working on. We hope you're all staying warm, and we wish you a very happy new year!

Isa, Ellie, and Mali