Lulu Mae

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Stage
Performance Time: 5:30 pm
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Hometown: Nashville, TN

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This independent Nashville group has stories to tell, and does so with poignant, make-you-think lyrics and compellingly original, get-you-out-of-your-seat rock, as well as sweet and simple folk tunes. Following some good attention to the 2010 debut album "Everything in the Whole Wide World," 2012's full-length album, "The Mockingbird and the Dogwood Tree" again conjured time-tested emotions and showcased the band’s musical range. And according to the Nashville Scene, it "might just renew your faith in the possibilities of love."

The band is currently working on a 2014 album release which will prove to rock even harder and roll even sweeter, as evidenced by the recent single release of "Memphis Woman," playing now on local radio stations. Recent accomplishments for Lulu Mae include winning Nashville’s massive battle of the bands, Lightning 100's Music City Mayhem competition, in April 2013, and playing Nashville’s Live on the Green in September 2013 for a crowd of several thousand.

Lulu Mae lends fresh meaning to the term "family band": Lead singer Joel Finley writes and plays the tunes that he sings with his wife Sarah Finley, musically carried and decorated by their college buddies, the brothers Ben Smith (bass guitar) and Adam Smith (keys, trumpet), with background help from Adam’s wife Jen, and the recent additions of roommates and “adopted brothers” Anthony Mangin on electric and David Sutton on drums.

This band’s talent lies not only in the crafting of fine music, but also in offering sincere, universally relevant expressions of everything that comes with the human experience, with relationships, with love.

With musical inspiration from Johnny Cash, Iron & Wine, and Ryan Adams, Lulu Mae brings you tunes that promise to be only the beginning of something big. Take a listen.