A veteran of the Boston Rock scene, and a GRAMMY Nominated vocalist of Bluegrass supergroup Della Mae, Celia Woodsmith is set to release her debut record “Cast Iron Shoes” at Cafe Lena on 9/22.
Backed by her vintage rock band Say Darling (www.saydarling.com) Woodsmith's spitfire songs will come to life in a night that will transport you from Lenord Cohen-esque contemplation to Janis Joplin style irreverence. Don't miss the voice that the Boston Globe calls “Unvarnished and intimate (…) but then sounds like she's about to part the Dead Sea"
Woodsmith's debut album Cast Iron Shoes can be previewed on her website Celiawoodsmith.com
It was only a matter of time for a project like ‘Say Darling’ to come together…a band of old friends and road warriors – a super group of sorts – from the New England Roots Rock and Americana scene.
Grammy Nominated singer and songwriter Celia Woodsmith – of the acclaimed bluegrass band ‘Della Mae’ – and crtically lauded guitarist Chris Hersch of the Alt. Country Rock band ‘Girls Guns & Glory’ – took the opportunity to form the band they always wanted when both tenures with these international touring acts came to a close.
Country, R&B and Blues may be the backbone of the band, but make no mistake, ‘Say Darling’ rocks out. Powered by Woodsmith’s straight-from-the-depths vocalizing and Hersch’s finger-flying fretwork (and fortified by vintage Hammond organ tones and rhythm-ready drums) this gutsy ensemble embraces its roots yet keeps its feet firmly in the here-and-now.
Blending distinctive original songs with classic tunes that pay homage to a shared musical heritage, ‘Say Darling’ evokes the funky drive of Little Feat, the moving vocals of Bonnie Raitt and the instrumental prowess of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band while maintaining a firm identity of its own.