Katie Martucci, Caroline Kuhn and Lucia Pontoniere met in the fall of 2014 - all incoming students to the New England Conservatory. At that point in time, they were the only three women in the undergraduate Contemporary Improvisation program. Seeking fellowship, Katie, Caroline and Lucia banded together. Hours spent singing and playing together in the NEC dormitories led to a house concert at a friend's house. Soon, the trio was performing regularly around Boston as "The Ladles." (A name fashioned after an altered "ladies room" sign in Jordan Hall.) Within a year The Ladles had recorded their debut EP and booked a 6-week summer tour. 2019 marks the release of The Ladles’ first full length album ‘The Line.’
"The Bakers," an up and coming Boston-based indie-folk duo comprised of a brother and sister, Ben & Emily Baker, started as the two developed their individual senses of musicality around their explorations of different genres. Ben, a recent gradate from a masters program at Boston Conservatory and an alumni of Eastman School of Music, started to explore alternative rock and new classical music within the recent years. Emily, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, studied American Roots fiddle and brings her unique voice and songwriting to the project. Their influences are derived from that of Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and other artists such as Grizzly Bear & I'm with Her. Their soaring, somber melodies integrated with their beautifully arranged pieces, is taking the hearts of many in the local Boston music-scene.