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Lulu's Fate performs a mix of music from the Appalachian, southern string band and country blues traditions, as well as early swing, gospel, original tunes and covers ranging from Hank Williams to Tom Waits. Comprised of Tom Espinola on mandolin & guitar, Kristen Jones on cello and singer Kara Bolling, the trio blends virtuosic instrumentals with lush 3-part vocal harmonies to create new interpretations of traditional tunes. Lulu's Fate is based in the Washington DC metro area and has performed at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Takoma Park Folk Festival, Washington Folk Festival, Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, Institute of Musical Traditions and numerous coffeehouses & house concerts throughout the area.

"...Seasoned musical professionals who have created a wonderful niche as a probably won't hear anything else like it. The gorgeous lead vocals are supported by the smartly-performed harmonies and a mix of cello and guitar." 
- Melissa Hersh, D.C. Music Download 
"It was worth moving the furniture for!" - Bob, house concert host

2014 Wammie Award Winner: Best Debut Recording (The Blackest Crow). Also nominated for: Best Traditional Folk Group * New Artist Of the Year * Best Traditional Folk Recording *

Saturday April 27, 2024: see us at the Allegheny County Historical Society's "Gatsby Gala" in Cumberland, MD! Click on "Shows" above for more info or visit this website

Watch our performance at the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center For the Arts: