Katie Martucci (guitar, vocals and fiddle), Caroline Kuhn (tenor banjo and vocals) and Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere (fiddle and vocals) met this past fall at the New England Conservatory of Music’s Contemporary Improvisation program. After discovering their shared love of harmony (and knitting) they decided to form a band. All three are songwriters and performers in their own right, but together they create a unique sound influenced by their backgrounds in traditional folk, jazz, Motown, and choral music. Their songs feature a combination of rich harmony, traditional acoustic instrumentation and distinctive arrangements. Recently featured in the Boston Folk Song Society’s Youth Traditional Song & Tune Showcase, The Ladles are excited to develop a presence in the Boston folk scene.