Ida Clare - Ida2
  • I Still Cry
  • High Ground
  • Too Much Talkin'
  • Last Time It Rained
  • Sad Souvenirs
  • Second Hand World
  • I'll Keep Singing
  • One Paper Kid
  • Lonesome Time
  • Magic In The Air
The subtle alchemy of Ida2, by Ida Clare, takes the listener on a musical pilgrimage that has its roots in bluegrass, folk, country, and Americana. Although to define the work as simply one of these genres is not possible as the musicianship takes you on a journey that touches each of these styles with precision – leaving a fresh perspective and wanting more.

The well-crafted selections on Ida2 cover the universal themes of love, loss, struggle, discovery, and independence, taking the listener to new heights and places yet to be seen and heard.

“In a world full of tired arguments between purists and progressives, this record breaks a few rules, while checking off plenty of bluegrass boxes. Ida Clare doesn’t need street cred to call themselves a bluegrass band, but the freshness of these songs, with their underlying bluegrass sensibilities, places them ahead of the pack.” - Aaron Bibelhauser |songwriter, picker, producer, radio broadcaster | Louisville, KY

"Ida Clare! I’m so excited for this band and release. It comes out swinging with “I Still Cry” and takes us on a helluva ride. Original songs and sounds are key here. The way they weave roots music from several genres into their Americana sound is very organic and does not seem over-produced or contrived. This is a band that can convey this material and same feelings live. Great songs, great energy and performance. A dose of real music. Check it!” - Darren Nicholson | IBMA award winning singer, songwriter, musician | Tuckasegee, NC

“Ida Two, is not your grandpa’s grass. Great original songwriting & the powerful vocals by Lea, the masterful picking of Robin, Jim & Nick, on bass all blend perfectly together. Just as some of the bluegrass bands of the 70’s & 80’s pushed the boundaries of their music; Ida Clare is expanding the boundaries to include not just bluegrassers’ but lovers of all music. Walter Volz | Bluegrass Breakdown 88.1 FM | St. Louis, MO

“I’ve listened to this new project from Ida Clare several times now and I still can’t get enough of it. It’s got everything I like in bluegrass, though this is much more than a bluegrass band, they are an “everything” band. The songwriting stands out the most. These are not bluegrass songs, sometimes I feel like I’m listening to something the Eagles or Jackson Brown or Bonnie Rait would be doing. Is it Americana? Bluegrass? Who cares, its music performed by seasoned professionals who know what they’re doing.” ~ Tim Carter ~ banjo player, Hayseed Dixie and Damn The Banjos.
  • Members:
    Lea Cockrell, Jim Wheatley, Robin Thixton, Nick Stevens
  • Sounds Like:
    The Steeldrivers; Newgrass Revival; Patti Griffin
  • Influences:
    Newgrass Revival, Patti Griffin, Flatt and Scruggs, The Eagles
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    03/28/23 12:01:55

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