Della Mae champion DPA

Thursday, 25 October 2012
Della Mae champion DPABoston based Della Mae
USA - By blending traditional bluegrass technique with modern songwriting themes, Boston based group, Della Mae, brings a new and fresh perspective to their music. When the members of the band decided to step up the quality of the group's live performances and achieve more mobility on stage, they chose DPA Microphones d:vote 4099 instrument microphones to make this happen.

Dedicated to crafting exquisite American roots music in the tradition of such greats as Willie Nelson, Del McCoury, Leon Russell and Laurie Lewis, not to mention Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, the members of Della Mae sought out the DPA mics because they knew the gear would give them maximum mobility on stage and bring out the best sound from their instruments. The band members - Celia Woodsmith on vocals, Jenni Lyn Gardner on mandolin, Kimber Ludiker on fiddle, Courtney Hartman on guitar and Shelby Means on bass - all use d:votes on their individual instruments.

"The biggest thing we wanted when we chose DPA was the freedom to have mobility on stage," says Della Mae lead vocalist Celia Woodsmith. "We also knew that DPA were top-of-the-line in quality for acoustic instrument microphones."

"I was familiar with DPA, so we decided to touch base with the company and see what would work best for us," adds guitarist Courtney Hartman. "We weren't disappointed; the DPAs have really changed the way we perform for the better."

In addition to giving the band more freedom to move around stage during performances, the d:vote mics offer a more consistent sound for Della Mae. "Previously, for example, if Jenni Lyn (mandolin) was leaning in to sing harmony with me on a microphone, we might lose her chop in her instrument mic," continues Woodsmith. "With the d:vote mics, she can lean in, and we can have our harmonies together and the chop doesn't go away. It makes the rhythm more solid. The mics just do a really good job of portraying the quality of our instruments."

(Jim Evans)


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