Clear-eyed and red-lipped, the trio Lula Wiles presents a nuanced folk sound, a mix of traditional country ballads and original contemporary Americana. The three switch instruments and lead vocals intermittently, with guitars, fiddles, and upright bass all making appearances. Whatever the combination, the result is stunning and graceful both instrumentally and vocally, with sounds whose layers and cracks break through an implied innocence to create fullness, poignancy, and fierce truthfulness.
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
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