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Lac La Belle

Lac La Belle

Coming in Volume 3!

Jennie Knaggs and Nick Schillace are Lac La Belle, an acoustic group from Detroit, Michigan. Creating music that is at once both traditional and contemporary, Lac La Belle juxtapose the early decades of recorded rural American music with decaying Rustbelt aesthetic. With accordion, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and resonator guitar, their instrumentation echos another era, but is employed for a music of now.

Schillace is a recognized solo instrumentalist who has contributed to the American Primitive guitar canon with releases Box Canyon(2005) and Landscape and People (2008), and has performed with many other guitar greats including Jack Rose, Bert Jansch, and Glenn Jones. He is also the owner of Orion Music Studio in Lake Orion, Michigan. Knaggs is a Hollerin' champion in both Virginia and Kentucky, and she gracefully combines her traditional and classical vocal techniques in the duo's original works. She is the lead vocalist in the film "River of Fundament", by director Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler, released in 2014.