February 21, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprising some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond. Today, NPR Music offers music fans the opportunity to hear Della Mae’s The Butcher Shoppe EP – the band’s first recording in three years – via First Listen.
Album Available Everywhere March 1
NPR Music‘s Jewly Hight states, “On The Butcher Shoppe EP, its return to recording after a hiatus, Della Mae seems to have narrowed its priorities to one: showcasing its combination of playfulness and muscle as a performing unit.” She continues, “it may be a short recording, but the sort of musical wit and showmanship that can stir up crowds isn’t in short supply.”
Listen here: https://found.ee/DMNPRFirstListen
Showcasing the most-requested fan-favorites including two never before recorded original compositions, the EP (recorded at The Butcher Shoppe Studio in Nashville) also features a number of guest appearances by roots music luminaries Molly Tuttle, Alison Brown, and Avril Smith. The Butcher Shoppe EP, produced by the band, will be released on March 1, 2019.
Originating from different musical backgrounds and regions across the US and Canada, each member brings distinct elements that contribute to Della Mae’s unique sound. Their music draws on different genres and perfectly balances roots-based tradition with more contemporary influences.
Grammy-winning banjo player Alison Brown says, “Della Mae takes no prisoners! Some people might try to pigeon-hole them as simply an all-female group but they would be missing the point. Della Mae has it all – great singing, great playing, great material – and more than that, they know how to put on a great show. Musically, they occupy a unique place at the crossroads of bluegrass, blues and Americana, territory not always native to the five-string banjo, and that’s an inspiring challenge for me whenever I get to play with them. I’m really proud of Della Mae for all they have accomplished and equally excited to see where they may go next.”
The GRAMMY-nominated band is embarking on a tour today starting with Wintergrass Music Festival in Bellevue, WA. Other stops include Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Nashville, and Chicago. See full list of dates below.
Special guests on the tour include original Della Mae guitarist Avril Smith. Smith and Alison Brown will join the band during their three shows with Steve Martin and Martin Short this spring.
A full list of dates is below and on the band’s website: dellamae.com.
2019 Tour Dates
Feb 21-22 Bellevue, WA – Wintergrass Music Festival
Feb 23-24 Steamboat Springs, CO – WinterWonderGrass Festival
Feb 28 Brevard, NC – 185 King Street
Mar 1 Raleigh, NC – Fletcher Opera House
Mar 2 Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Mar 3 Chattanooga, TN – Songbirds Guitar Museum
Mar 8 Evansville, IN – Aiken Theatre (with Steve Martin)
Mar 9 Huntington, WV – Keith Albee Performing Arts Center (with Steve Martin)
Mar 10 Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall (with Steve Martin)
April 7 Del Mar, CA – Bluegrass & Beyond Series – Town Hall at Del Mar Civic Center
Apr 9 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater (BGS presents)
Apr 10 Phoenix, AZ – MIM Music Theater
Apr 11 Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 12-13 Las Vegas, NV – Bender Jamboree
Apr 18 Omaha NE – Orpheum Theatre (with Steve Martin)
Apr 19 Milwaukee WI – Riverside Theater (with Steve Martin)
Apr 20 Peoria IL – Peoria Civ (with Steve Martin)
May 1 Washington DC – The Hamilton
May 2 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theatre 1894
May 3 Randolph, VT – Chandler Center for the Arts
May 4 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
May 5 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
May 10 Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music
May 11 Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
May 12 Minneapolis, MN – The Dakota
May 26 Grass Valley, CA – Strawberry Music Festival
May 30 Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
May 31 Morgantown, IN – John Hartford Memorial Festival
*All dates subject to change