Della Mae Delights the Hamilton

Della Mae performs at The Hamilton on May 1, 2019

The Hamilton hosted a strong group of women that simply dazzled the audience Wednesday night. Talking about how happy they were to be starting out their tour in Washington, D.C. a place that they are quite familiar with and have many State Department friends from their travels abroad through the organization, the ladies were all about supporting the local government and military folks.  

Della Mae performs at The Hamilton DC
Della Mae performs at The Hamilton DC

Between songs, lead singer Celia Woodsmith and fiddle player and founder of the band, Kimber Ludiker, also kept the crowd entertained with their stories and banter back and forth. The audience and band members alike shared many a giggle throughout the venue as the quintet shared songs new and old as well as some of the stories behind them.

Celia Woodsmith of Della Mae performs at The Hamilton DC

Celia Woodsmith of Della Mae performs at The Hamilton DC

Celia Woodsmith of Della Mae performs at The Hamilton DC

Celia Woodsmith of Della Mae performs at The Hamilton DC

From an electricfying version of The Allman Brothers "Whipping Post," which is featured on their new EP, to love ballads written for husbands and tales inspired by neighbors lovemaking like "The Most," it is obvious why they are seen on more and more lineups across the country and beyond.  Not only the amazing skills on the instruments but the vocal capability of Celia that is front and center is beyond impressive.  

The audience was filled with fans that seem to know them on a personal level and folks that just wanted to enjoy great music at a great venue.  Shout outs to some members of the audience as well as an opener that guitar player Courtney Hartman had previously played with, Becky Warren, it seemed that everyone in the venue was in good company. With their new EP just coming out, there were also mentions of more song writing and new music coming our way and frankly, we can't wait for whatever they throw our way.  

Della Mae performs at The Hamilton DC
Della Mae performs at The Hamilton DC

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Karin McLaughlin

Karin McLaughlin

Karin has been a live music junkie all her life, however is a fairly new fan in the world of jam bands and bluegrass. She grew up on hip hop, classic soul, motown and classic rock but has found a new home in the festival world and that is what, in part, had brought her to DC Music Review. Karin produces and hosts a weekly radio show in the area called Karin's Calendar, where she talks all about 'Where to be in the DMV'. She is very excited to be starting down a semi-new road with us and hopes to use her interview skills and write ups of shows to contribute even more to DC Music Review.


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