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Celia Woodsmith is a GRAMMY Nominated performer, vocalist, percussionist, and songwriter. With a style that can be described as "one of a kind: gritty, muscular, folksy and intimate sometimes all at once" (Bluegrass Situation) she has been a fixture of the New England Roots Music scene since 2005. 

 

For the last 12 years, Woodsmith has predominantly performed with the Americana string band, Della Mae. In 2014 Della Mae was nominated for a Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY for their record "This World Oft Can Be". Their 2020 album "Headlight" has been described as "...powerful writing, soaring vocals, and moving musical unity — challenge us, energize us, and touch us as they light the way. This is an album on which you can feel the emotions of the group in each song as they evoke anger, sadness, hopelessness, and joy". (No Depression)

 

The all-female Della Mae has performed in 19 countries with the US Department of State's cultural diplomacy program "American Music Abroad". Woodsmith spoke about her experiences with travel and music at TEDx Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, NH in a talk called "A Soft Drink and a Song in the Hills of Pakistan".

 

In 2016 Woodsmith took a hiatus from touring to write, listen, and reflect about her years on the road. During that time she wrote, reflected and bicycled 2,000 miles from Geneva, Switzerland to Vlorë, Albania. Post hiatus, she released her solo record "Cast Iron Shoes". The all original album combines raw, roots-rock with heart-searing songs like "Sicily" which paint a solemn picture of the global refugee crisis. When not on the road with Della Mae Woodsmith performs with roots-rock band Say Darling and with them has released two albums of original music.

 

She currently lives in Kittery, ME with her husband and dog. Between touring full-time with Della Mae she teaches songwriting, singing, stage craft and guitar. 

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SAY Darling, Amanda Kowalski
SAY Darling, Amanda Kowalski
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Della Mae
Della Mae
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Della Mae
Della Mae
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Della Mae 2015
Della Mae 2015
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Della Mae, 56th GRAMMY awards
Della Mae, 56th GRAMMY awards
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Amanda Kowalski
Amanda Kowalski
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Avi & Celia 2007
Avi & Celia 2007
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