The Ladles Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8:00pm The Ladles have three part female harmony perfected - but their sound is more than that They are an amalgamation of their respective histories and influences, blending
The Ladles have three part female harmony perfected – but their sound is more than that They are an amalgamation of their respective histories and influences, blending Swing, Old-Time, Motown and Choral music into a sound all their own. Using solely acoustic instrumentation and three voices, they create a dreamy otherworldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention. They quiet noisy bars and liven up staid concert halls. The Ladles are Katie Martucci, Caroline Kuhn, and Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere.
Katie Martucci (guitar, vocals and fiddle), Caroline Kuhn (tenor banjo and vocals) and Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere (fiddle and vocals) met in the fall of 2014 – all incoming students to the New England Conservatory, and at that point in time, 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.’
June 11 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm - July 11 (Thursday) 10:00 pm
The Birdhouse Center for the Arts
7 N Main St, New Jersey