Eleanor Buckland and Aurora Birch
Eleanor Buckland is a songwriter, singer, and fiddler, but not always in that order.
As a 4th generation performing musician, Eleanor has been singing melodies since before she could talk. So it seems only natural that she would eventually fall in love with writing songs. Growing up in Maine in a musical family, her passion for songwriting and performing grew out of an influence of traditional fiddle, country & bluegrass music, as well as contemporary songwriters and musicians from the Dixie Chicks to Bonnie Raitt to Crooked Still. Now residing in Somerville, MA, she has immersed herself in the thriving folk/roots music community as she brings light and joy to the stages nestled in Boston’s rich music scene.
Her primary musical endeavor is Lula Wiles, her band with fellow Mainers, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin. What started as jamming around campfires has become a project of electric musical chemistry from their shared affinity for grooving and the craft of both songwriting and performing.
Aurora Birch makes music in Boston, MA. An incorrigible tinkerer, Aurora wears many hats in her music: songwriter, producer, arranger, composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and performer, most notably. The result, as evinced by her debut record, Brightness, is cathartically bewitching and contemplative folk-rock, gracefully bridging genre divides to inhabit an ethereal space of dreamy curiosity. Aurora was the recipient of an Iguana Grant in 2016 to assist with the recording of her debut, and was a finalist for the 2017 No Depression Singer/Songwriter award. She performs frequently around Boston.