Known as “Boston’s Americana Sister Act,” Ari & Mia reference the traditions of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound.
Both sisters studied at New England Conservatory in its cutting edge Contemporary Improvisation department and have toured all around the U.S and Australia. Their two previous albums, Land on Shore, and Unruly Heart, ranked high on the national folk radio charts and Mia’s song “Across the Water,” won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category.
“Ari & Mia blend a traditional rootsy grounding with a clear background of classical training. Their own works are soothing and fresh, tasteful and accomplished. This duo is taking the classical study of a conservatory program and bringing it alive in folk touring circles.” – SingOut! Magazine