This up-and-coming independent Nashville group has stories to tell, and does so with make-you-think lyrics and feel-good folk/rock-and-roll. Following some good attention to the 2010 debut album "Everything in the Whole Wide World," 2012's Kickstarter-funded, full-length album, "The Mockingbird and the Dogwood Tree" promises to again conjure time-tested emotions and showcase the band's musical range. (Preview three tracks here.)
Lulu Mae lends fresh meaning to the term “family band”: Lead singer Joel Finley writes and plays the tunes that he sings with his wife Sarah, musically backed and decorated by their college buddies, the brothers Ben Smith (bass guitar) and Adam Smith (insert any known instrument here). In 2010, the crew found its musical doodling sufficiently steeped and produced the cathartic, if short, EP "Everything in the Whole Wide World." In August 2011, Lulu Mae conducted a Kickstarter campaign which raised over $8000 to produce a full-length album, and the new project promises to far outshine the first.
According to its venue, Lulu Mae has appeared as a quiet, but powerful married duo, as a five-piece Finley/Smith ensemble, and as a seven-piece rock band. This band’s talent lies not only in the crafting of fine music, but also in creating nostalgia for relationships, for experiences, for love.
With musical inspiration from Johnny Cash, Iron & Wine, and Ryan Adams, Lulu Mae brings you tunes that promise to be only the beginning of something big. Take a listen.