At the end of a recent Paste Studio session, Boston-based folk trio Lula Wiles share a new tune called “It’s Cool, We’re Cool, Everything’s Cool.”
With its old school country twang and lyrics that insert modern technology into age old relationship woes, Lula Wiles deliver something as conflicted as it is playful, as direct as it is coy. It’s a great demonstration of how “three chords and the truth”can provide exhilarating musical moments capable of breaking down barriers between artist and audience.
While their polish and poise have earned them comparisons to I’m With Her and Della Mae, Lula Wiles carry with them the potential to change the rules of the game and influence how roots music is listened to and performed in the future.
In their review of Lula Wiles’ latest album, What Will We Do, NPR Music wrote the band “displays a mastery of traditional styles and idioms,” while possessing an ability to “apply energy and intelligence to confronting and reimagining tradition.”No Depression praised the album for being a “thoughtful and compelling record that shows what keen songwriters and performers (Lula Wiles) are.”
Add to this the trio’s growing reputation for delivering forthright, high energy live performances and it’s hard not to think something truly special is afoot.
Swallow Hill is excited to present Lula Wiles in Daniels Hall on Sunday, November 3 at 7 p.m. Catch them now so you can say “I saw them when…”