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Boston-based roots trio Lula Wiles on Strand stage

Nov 30, 2019
Lula Wiles

Rockland — Lula Wiles, a Boston-based roots trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland and Mali Obomsawin, performs on the Strand Theatre stage, 345 Main St., on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Lula Wiles brings sharp, provocative song craft, anchored by musicianship and mastery of folk music. The trio infuses its 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.

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 two Boston Music Awards nominations, 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.

Their second album, “What Will We Do,” was released in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recording.

Tickets for the concert are $15/advance, $18/day of show. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for age 21 and older. For more information, visit; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email

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