90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW

Lake Street Dive Hits Its Stride

Lake Street Dive is Rachael Price (vocals), Mike Olsen (trumpet), Bridget Kearney (upright bass) and Mike Calabrese (percussion). (Photo Courtesy)

Lake Street Dive is Bridget Kearney (upright bass), Mike Calabrese (percussion), Mike Olsen (trumpet) and Rachael Price (vocals). (Photo Courtesy)

When four jazz majors at New England Conservatory met in a practice room in 2003 for their first rehearsal as the “free country” band Lake Street Dive, the initial result wasn’t quite what they had hoped.

The quartet, who barely new each other at the time, recalls sounding “terrible” at first, but an undeniable chemistry within the group kept them coming back for more.

After years of writing, improvising and touring almost non-stop, Lake Street Dive has hit its stride with a jazzy, rootsy, soul-infused sound that is all their own. This “coming of age” inspired the self-titling of their most recent full-length album and created a new wave of momentum for the group. Their most recent accomplishment is an EP of cover songs titled “Fun Machine”.

Lake Street Dive joins us live in-studio.

  •  Lake Street Dive performs at Club Passim on Monday.

Other stories from this show:

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.

Hosts Meghna Chakrabarti and Anthony Brooks introduce us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and bring us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3.

  • Listen: Weekdays, 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM
  • Live Call-In: (800) 423-TALK
  • Listener Voicemail: (617) 358-0607
Most Popular
This site is best viewed with: Firefox | Internet Explorer 9 | Chrome | Safari