Lula Wiles

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Lula Wiles


Sun · November 17, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$12.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

Lula Wiles
Lula Wiles
What will we do? For Lula Wiles, the trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali
Obomsawin, the question is central to the creation of their music—and it’s the title of their
sophomore album, out in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “We wanted to make an
album that reflected, in a current way, what we are all staying up late thinking about and talking
about over drinks at the dinner table,” says Obomsawin. “What is everyone worried about,
confiding in their friends about, losing sleep about?” Anchoring the band’s sharp, provocative
songcraft is a mastery of folk music, and a willingness to subvert its hallowed conventions. They
infuse their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and
dissonant multi-layered vocals, all employed in the service of songs that reclaim folk music in
their own voice. The musicians take turns in different roles––Burke and Buckland on guitar and
fiddle, Obomsawin on bass, all three singing and writing—but no matter who’s playing what,
they operate in close tandem. All three members grew up in small-town Maine, and the band
came of age in Boston’s lively roots scene. Since then, they have toured internationally, winning
fans at the Newport Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, garnering acclaim from
NPR Music and a Boston Music Awards nomination, and sharing stages with the likes of Aoife
O’Donovan, the Wood Brothers, and Tim O’Brien. Lula Wiles exists in the tense space where
tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new
American music.
Dyado (pronounced dee-yah-dough) is the project of east coast songwriters Louisa Stancioff and Matt Lohan. The two are cousins who reconnected later in life, and bonded over playing classic country, and writing songs. Together, they have crafted a hazy, film-grain sound that phases between dreamy California beach days, and fall fields drenched in fog. The band is currently working their second full length album with producer Malachi DeLorenzo, whose work includes "The Way We Move" and "Lost at Last" by Langhorne Slim, and "Mariachi Static" by Izaak Opatz.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024