With roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Bella White is no stranger to the bluegrass classics, bright voicings of late night banjos, and the tenderness of acoustic strings. From a young age, she found herself surrounded and inspired by roots musicians singing of aching hearts, greener grass, and the sweetness of kind love. Her compositions echo the strong musical foundations of her youth. She captures audiences with maturity surpassing her years, and unwavering authenticity.
She grew up singing songs by greats such as the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, and Doc Watson taught to her by her father. Spending most of her life in Calgary, Alberta, Bella was raised on big blue prairie skies, the sharp teeth of Rocky Mountains, juxtaposed by the soft rolling foothills and fields that framed her childhood. Playing and enjoying roots music has been a forever love of hers, never faltering.
Playing alongside Bella are the incomparable Julian Pinelli (fiddle), Reed Stutz (mandolin), and Nico Humby (upright bass). Julian, residing in Nashville, TN, has toured with Ben Sollee, progressive bluegrass band Front Country, and recently put out a record titled ‘Bent Creek” made up of predominantly his own instrumental compositions. Over the past years Nico, residing in Edmonton, AB, has been touring extensively with Greg Blake and recently started playing with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. Reed Stutz is currently attending the roots program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He has played many notable festivals such as Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots, and Oldtone with various artists including Bruce Molsky and Allison Degroot. Together they make a force to be reckoned with.