Ladin sings and plays infectious clawhammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist. It was Appalachian string band music pared to the absolute minimum of accompaniment, but packed with an orchestra's worth of rhythm.
--Music City Roots, Nashville

You don't often hear words like "traditional," and "authentic" paired with "innovative" and "unique," but Evie Ladin has brought them together brilliantly in the self-titled, debut album of the Evie Ladin Band, and the result is truly a high point in new old-time music.
--Folkworks, Los Angeles


Evie uses GHS Strings Evie also tours with -
Keith Terry/Crosspulse
world music/dance group
original body music ensemble
Evie Ladin Band The 7th International Body Music Festival was an extraordinary, life changing event, and I thought I knew what was going to happen! Artists and participants from 15 countries, in cultural exchange with Balinese in the most potent ways - through music, dance, and laughter. Bali is a Hindu enclave in Indonesia, where daily life is filled with creative ritual - a fully artistic life in service to the gods, and community. Art is in the doing. Not in talking or writing about it, in the daily experience of creating and doing. I try to hold on to this now that I'm home, and working on songs and tunes for an upcoming solo recording. Me with Banjo. I've never thought this music necessary to record, as it too is all about the doing, the experience. And yet, my audience is always asking for straight up banjo tunes, so here we go. Looking forward to working with the fabulous Joe Bass in Floyd, VA on making a stripped down record. Now how to keep the creative process alive in our tech-riddled, money driven world?



ELB WON the Fan Vote for AMERICANA ALBUM OF THE YEAR by the Independent Music Awards!

Ladin's voice is a revelation. Clear, strong, delicate and emotive all at the same time...her exemplary examples of adult love songs deal with complicated subject matter, yet never lose their swing or get bogged down by maudlin sentimentality. In fact, the music is gorgeous.
--No Depression

This compelling record and her amazing band lineup should finally earn Evie Ladin the reputation she deserves in the folk music world...she has outdone herself this time. --Fiddlefreak

Deliciously quirky...imagine a mash-up of Michelle Shocked and Emmy Lou Harris! --New Times

Her rich and smoky voice resembles Natalie Merchant's, and her songs are as fetching as Nancy Griffith's...they're all catchy, with mature lyrics and skilled phrasing.
--Old-Time Herald
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