Happy New Year from Wookalily!
Thanks to Wookalily, the 'female-led Americana folk band' based in Portadown, for their new year newsletter:
We hope you've had a successful and happy 2013 and we wish you a great 2014. We also want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support on our musical journey thus far.
2013 was a wonderful year for the Wooks: we featured on the Daughters of Bluegrass album entitled Pickin' like a girl, released early 2013 alongside a lot of our musical heroes such as Stella Parton (Dolly's sister), Dale Anne Bradley (five-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year!), Pam Tillis, Laurie Lewis, Sierra Hull, and Laura & Anna Maybelle Cash (Johnny's granddaughter).
We were invited to play a six-month-long residency in the cosy Sunflower Bar and Music Venue in the heart of Belfast, where we built up a loyal fan base of live music lovers and generally had the craic. We also started recording our debut album at Millbank Studios in Lisburn, which is due for release this May. The album will feature some guest singers, previous band members, and our new singer Lyndsay Crothers. We're very excited about the album and can't wait to unleash it on the world.
The newsletter includes quotes from press reviews, dates of upcoming shows, and a performance video that can also be seen on YouTube.