By Alex Simmons
This week, the musical trio The Ladles will bring a blend of swing, old-time, folk, pop and choral music to the Springville Center for the Arts stage.
On Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m., The Ladles will perform various songs creating a “dreamy out worldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention,” according to the Springville Center for the Arts website.
The band formed in the winter of 2014 at the New England Conservatory of Music, “where Katie, Caroline and Lucia were students in the Contemporary Improvisation department,” the band said.
They “spent hours singing and singing together in the NEC dormitories which led to a house concert at a friends house,” the band states.
The trio then began to perform regularly around the Boston area as “The Ladles.”
The name comes from an altered “ladies room” sign in Jordan Hall.
The members Katie Martucci (guitar, voice), Lucia Pontoniere (fiddle, voice) and Caroline Kuhn (tenor banjo, voice), are joined on stage by Dan Klingsberg on upright bass and Dan Kleederman on electric guitar.
The band creates a beautiful three-part harmony. Their sound has been said to “quiets noisy bars and liven up staid concert halls,” the band said.
Within a year, The Ladles recorded their debut EP and “booked a six-week summer tour.” In 2019, they released their first full length album called “The Line.”
If you are interested in seeing The Ladles at the Springville Center for the Arts, you can buy tickets at www.springvillearts.org, call the Arts Center at (716) 592-9038, or buy tickets at the door. Tickets cost $14 Pre-Sale and $17 at the door.