Photo by Joni Lohr

Photo by Joni Lohr

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Eleanor Buckland is a songwriter, singer, and fiddler, but not always in that order. 

As a 4th generation performing musician, Eleanor has been singing melodies since before she could talk. So it seems only natural that she would eventually fall in love with writing songs. Growing up in Maine in a musical family, her passion for songwriting and performing grew out of an influence of traditional fiddle, country & bluegrass music, as well as contemporary songwriters and musicians from the Dixie Chicks to Bonnie Raitt to Crooked Still. Now residing in Somerville, MA, she has immersed herself in the thriving folk/roots music community as she brings light and joy to the stages nestled in Boston's rich music scene.

Her primary musical endeavor is Lula Wiles, her band with fellow Mainers, Isa Burke and Mali Obomsawin. What started as jamming around campfires has become a project of electric musical chemistry from their shared affinity for grooving and the craft of both songwriting and performing.