Friday, March 3rd at 7:30pm. Wellfleet Preservation Hall presents The Ladles, a folk trio named a 2016 “Artist to Watch” by Sound of Boston and winners of 2016 Grassroots Festival band competition. This concert is part of our Bright New Stars concert series, showcasing up-and-coming talent from New England and beyond. Tickets are $15each and available at http://wellfleetpreservationhall.org.
Katie Martucci (guitar, vocals and fiddle), Caroline Kuhn (tenor banjo and vocals) and Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere (fiddle and vocals) met at the New England Conservatory of Music’s Contemporary Improvisation program. After discovering their shared love of harmony (and knitting) they decided to form a band. All three are songwriters and performers in their own right, but together they create a unique sound influenced by their backgrounds in traditional folk, jazz, Motown, and choral music. Their songs feature a combination of rich harmony, traditional acoustic instrumentation and distinctive arrangements.
Indeed, The Ladles have 3 part harmony perfected - but their sound is much more than that. They are an amalgamation of their respective histories and influences, blending swing, old-time, neo-soul and choral music into a sound all their own. Using solely acoustic instrumentation and 3 voices, they create an other worldy atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention. They quiet noisy bars and liven up staid concert halls. We think these three talented women are the perfect fit for the warm, intimate vibe of Prez Hall's stage.
The Ladles toured extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions in 2016, on the heels of their first EP release in May of 2016.