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Celia Woodsmith and Della Mae


Celia Woodsmith, the roots singer from New England leads the bluegrass phenomenon Della Mae.  Since 2004, Woodsmith has appeared with the duo “Avi & Celia” and washboard rock ‘n roll band Hey Mama.   She has released 4 albums of original material running the gamut from folk, to blues to rock ‘n roll.  

Since 2007 she has opened for Taj Mahal, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Leon Russell. Her powerful voice, presence, and songwriting are the backbone of Della Mae. Woodsmith wrote 10 of the 12 songs on their first full-length release, I Built This Heart (2011).

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Video 3/23/2012: ASCAP Foundation Presents: "Songwriters: The Next Generation"

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Foundation presents eclectic composer and performer Akiho, whose interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music, and New England roots singer Woodsmith leading the bluegrass phenomenon Della Mae.

Celia Woodsmith and Della Mae