Della Mae


    • From Boston, Massachusetts.
    • An all-female band featuring Celia Woodsmith (guitar, lead vocals), Kimber Ludiker (fiddle), Jenni Lyn Gardner (mandolin), Amanda Kowalski (bass), Courtney Hartman (guitar).
    • Kimber Ludiker won the 2009 National Fiddle Championship.
    • 2011, released first album I Built This Heart (no label) with guests including Alison Brown, Laurie Lewis and Bethany Haas.
    • 2012, bassist Kowalski left the group and was replaced by Shelby Means, from Wyoming.
    • 2013, released This World Oft Can Be album (Rounder Records), produced by Bryan Sutton.
    • 2013, won the IBMA award for Emerging Artist of the Year.
    • 2013, 2014, participated in the U.S. State Department’s American Music Abroad program. They toured Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, where they collaborated with local musicians, taught educational programs for children, and played concerts for local audiences.
    • 2014, bassist Shelby Means left the group. She was replaced by Zoe Guigueno (formerly with Joy Kills Sorrow).
    • 2015, mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner formed Jenni Lyn Gardner and the Palmetto Bluegrass Band as a side project when she is not working with Della Mae.
    • 2015, released self-titled album Della Mae (Rounder)
    • 2019, released The Butcher Shoppe EP (Rounder).
    • 2019, performed with Steve Martin and Martin Short on their comedy tour.
    • 2021, released Family Reunion album (no label). Lineup: Woodsmith (guitar), Ludiker (fiddle), Avril Smith (guitar), Maddie Witler (mandolin), Vickie Vaughn (bass).