The Lacemakers

Kim Donaldson: Banjo, Fiddle, Vocals | Heloise Love: Guitar (acoustic), Vocals, Woodwinds | Miss Darla: Dulcimer, Guitar (acoustic), Mandolin, Vocals

Genre: Acoustic, Rock, World

RIYL: Joni Mitchell, Alison Krauss, Vickie Cottle, Patric Petrie, Highland Way, Mountain Mommas, Sara Watkins, Brian Baynes, Riverdance, Celtic Thunder, Celtic Woman

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Inception: Escondido, 2011

Influences: Alison Krauss, Indigo Girls, the Chieftans, Tori Amos, Bill Monroe, Laura Nyro, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Dougie MacLean, Alex Beaton


Based in Escondido and originally known as the Heloise Love Band, the Lacemakers are an acoustic trio specializing in Irish and Scottish sounds. The group features Heloise Love (co-founder of the Celtic rock band Highland Way), Kim Donaldson (California State Old Time Fiddlers, the Ash Street Ramblers), and Miss Darla (who played with Love in the band Mountain Mommas).

The group released a self-titled full-length in 2012. They followed up the next year with their Common Thread album, featuring local guest player Tim Butler (bass) and Chris Clarke (mandolin).


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