When Hilary Ladd asked Nienke Izurieta and Katie Bestvater to perform on her first full-length album, she was not expecting to make the transition from singer/songwriter to band member. Having backed up other Saint John artists (Leo Lafleur, Bad People) for the last four years, it was only a matter of time before the trio broke off on their own. What started off as another opportunity for Katie and Nienke to lend their talents to another set of tracks quickly became a chance for them to finally call a band their own. Thus, Ladd & Lasses was born.
Accomplished artists in their own rights, these three diverse musicians have come together with a passion for giving every song its due. A stunning singer with a gift for word play, Hilary spins her scrawled notes into beautiful lyrics and melodies. Then enter the soulful strings of Katie, cellist, and Nienke, violinist, to create a tapestry of harmonies that bring each song to new life. The result is a fusion of classical, folk and pop music with a penchant for epiphany-laden lyrics.
They are expecting their debut album, She Wanders, to be released in 2018.