Della Mae’s Rounder Records Debut

Della Mae - Photo by Dave McClister
Della Mae – Photo by Dave McClister

Boston bluegrass band Della Mae releases This World Oft Can Be (Amazon MP3), its sophomore album and Rounder Records debut, on May 28th but they’re making the most of this release with a week long celebration. On June 4th, the band will be debuting three songs at a time at various Clover food truck locations throughout Boston. But first, NYC will get somewhat less adventurous tastes of the band’s new songs this week at The Rock Shop in Park Slope on release day and Pianos in Manhattan on Wednesday.

Della Mae’s new album follows I Built This Heart, a very strong start for the band that appeared at this year’s Music City Roots and last month’s Merelfest. They’ll also appear for a second time at this summer’s Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival upstate.  This World Oft Can Be, like the band’s debut, mostly aligns with a traditional bluegrass style – something that not enough folks seem to be trying these days. It’s first single, “Empire,” has a bit of an outlaw sound and isn’t my favorite from the album, but overall it’s loaded with stellar foot-stompin’ tunes. Check out a few here…