Sister duo, Leela and Ellie Grace, were raised in the traditional midwestern music scene and now travel the world performing progressive, roots-based Americana. These women have been have been acclaimed for their powerful voices, close sisterly harmonies, warm stage presence, driving instrumentals, compelling original songs, and dynamic percussive dance. They are inspiring teachers of music and dance, offering workshops and classes at schools, festivals, universities, and camps across the continent.
Their work is among the freshest and best anywhere on the American folk music scene. — Kent Anderson, Folk DJ, KCSC
Leela’s and Ellie’s singing is clear, pitch-perfect, and expressive. ‘Soaring’ is a word that comes to mind. — The Old Time Herald
Their sterling credentials in old-time music, stunning vocal harmonies, instrumental expertise on banjo, mandolin, guitar and fiddle, and clogging that is unmatched make them a hit wherever they play! — Fox Valley Folk Music Festival, Chicago, IL
This second CD from sisters Leela and Ellie Grace is a smart and harmonious set, mostly comprising original songs with a bright sound and an uplifting outlook. Their blend of complementary mountain-clear voices recalls the sound of groups like the Wailin’ Jennies and Uncle Earl, and the arrangements featuring mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and guitar also place them firmly in the modern American roots realm…”— Dirty Linen Magazine