Mali Obomsawin is a bassist, songwriter, and singer who grew up in Maine, immersed in New England and Quebecois traditional music. Her musicianship has since then been informed by years of playing jazz and improvised musics, and American traditional music, which has shaped her unique voice and approach to versatility as a bassist. She studied at the Berklee College of Music before transferring to Dartmouth College, where she is a senior. In 2017, she participated in the Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar, working closely with artists Aoife O'Donovan, Bryan Sutton, Julian Lage, Mike Marshall, and Edgar Meyer.
Mali tours internationally with her trio, Lula Wiles, performing at premier festivals and venues along the east coast. She has also toured / shared the stage with Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, Greg Liszt, Caitlin Canty, Peter Apfelbaum, and numerous fellow staffers at Fiddle Hell! Mali is dedicated to preserving traditional music, form jazz and Cajun to old-time and beyond, and concurrently to pushing styles at their seams to explore their creative possibilities. Mali loves to pick, party, and talk music... let's Whomp!