This up-and-coming independent Nashville group has stories to tell, and does so with poignant, make-you-think lyrics and compellingly original, yet simultaneously sweet and simple Americana/ folk/ rock-and-roll. Following some good attention to the 2010 debut album “Everything in the Whole Wide World,” 2012′s full-length album, “The Mockingbird and the Dogwood Tree” again conjures time-tested emotions and showcases the band’s musical range. And according to the Nashville Scene, it “might just renew your faith in the possibilities of love.”
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 carried and decorated by their college buddies, the brothers Ben Smith (bass guitar) and Adam Smith (insert any known instrument here), with background help from Adam’s wife Jen.
According to its venue, Lulu Mae has appeared as a quiet but powerful married duo, as a five-piece Finley/Smith ensemble, or, as they prefer, a seven-piece rock band. This band’s talent lies not only in the crafting of fine folk/rock/americana music, but also in offering sincere, universally relevant expressions of everything that comes with the human experience, with relationships, with 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.