To replicate the energy and spontaneity of hardcore bluegrass, the band recorded each track live at Nashville’s Butcher Shoppe Recording Studio…This decision, paired with the simultaneous tracking of all lead vocals, maintains the freeform feel of the band and its guests’ live sets. Despite this loose approach to recording, it remains obvious that there’s always as many as seven top-notch players joining forces to do these live favorites and cross-genre cover songs justice.
— Bobby Moore
How many bands have taken the time-or had the vision-to create a mission statement?
I'm guessing not many, but Della Mae's is a significant one: to showcase top female musicians, and to improve opportunities for women and girls through advocacy, mentorship, programming, and performance.
Noble and, as they have repeatedly proven, attainable.
— Donald Teplyske
Della Mae’s broad-minded approach to music excels especially well in their masterful workout on The Allman Brothers Band classic, “Whipping Post.” The simultaneously weeping and surging melody, complex picking, and Woodsmith’s bluesy pleas, stir up a squall of reverence and innovation. Good Lord, I feel like I’m dyin’ to hear some more heavenly Della Mae again, right now!
“Della Mae seems to have narrowed its priorities to one: showcasing its combination of playfulness and muscle as a performing unit." - Jewly Hight for NPR MusicRead More
...[the EP] gracefully displays the embarrassment of riches that is Della’s Mae’s skill set. On several tracks we hear a band that is able to play/write/sing music in the bluegrass tradition as well an anyone else alive.Read More
The Butcher Shoppe EP comes out March 1st! Check out this behind-the-scenes look at our time in the studio, including appearances by Avril Smith, Bonnie Paine and Alison Brown.Read More
Though the labour song "Sixteen Tons" was written in 1946, its message is still relevant to this day. Ever since we started performing it years ago we have been asked by fans for a recorded version. We are so excited to finally deliver! You'll get an immediate download of the track when you pre-order The Butcher Shoppe EP!Read More
Della Mae has always trumpeted the rights of women and children, but now it's time for us to do more. We invite you to join us at a women's march in a city near you on January 19th.Read More
I love to play a little Della Mae on Spotify while I’m working. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to see them live, maybe two years ago at the Basement. But long enough that I’ve forgotten, as good as their music is, it can’t compare to seeing them live. You just can’t record that kind of energy. Their “Holiday party” at a packed Station Inn last Wednesday 12/12 reminded me of that.Read More