Say Darling

Friday - December, 08 @ 8:00pm

"(Woodsmith is) Unvarnished and intimate (...) but then sounds like she's about to part the Dead Sea"  

— The Boston Globe

“...Hersch is in the riff zone and never delivers one note for flash and circumstance ”

— The Alternate Root

“Woodsmith has...a sense of connecting with the past...clear even in the modern, self-penned songs ”

— Telegraph UK

 

It was only a matter of time for a project like ‘Say Darling’ to come together…a band of old friends and road warriors - a super group of sorts - from the New England Roots Rock and Americana scene.

Grammy Nominated singer and songwriter Celia Woodsmith – of the acclaimed bluegrass band ‘Della Mae’ – and crtically lauded guitarist Chris Hersch of the Alt. Country Rock band ‘Girls Guns & Glory’ – took the opportunity to form the band they always wanted when both tenures with these international touring acts came to a close.

Country, R&B and Blues may be the backbone of the band, but make no mistake, ‘Say Darling’ rocks out. Powered by Woodsmith’s straight-from-the-depths vocalizing and Hersch’s finger-flying fretwork (and fortified by vintage Hammond organ tones and rhythm-ready drums) this gutsy ensemble embraces its roots yet keeps its feet firmly in the here-and-now.

Blending distinctive original songs with classic tunes that pay homage to a shared musical heritage, ‘Say Darling’ evokes the funky drive of Little Feat, the moving vocals of Bonnie Raitt and the instrumental prowess of the  Tedeschi-Trucks Band while maintaining a firm identity of its own.

 

 


Upcoming Events

Dark Hollow Bottling Company

Sunday, November 19th

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Songwriter’s Lounge

Monday, November 20th

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Portland Comedy Co-op presents ‘WORST DAY OF THE WEEK’

Monday, November 20th

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Zeile August & Mark Tipton

Tuesday, November 21st

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Kelly Laurence Quartet

Tuesday, November 21st

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Irish Night Concert Series

Wednesday, November 22nd

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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