Fabulous Americana-Roots Band At The NEW Extended Play Sessions
We have had great bands and unforgettable moments at The Extended Play Sessions and Monday, August 17th will add to the aura as we host one of the best touring American Roots Music acts in the country, The Black Lillies!
Frontman Cruz Contreras and his band mates — harmony vocalist Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards and drummer Bowman Townsend — have grown from a few friends sitting around campfires and living rooms to a band that shows up in far-flung cities where folks to whom they’ve never played before already know the words to the songs.
Eschewing record labels, they’ve still managed to conquer the Billboard Top 200 charts (Runaway Freeway Blues debuted at #43 on the Country chart and #21 on Billboard Heatseekers), put four tracks in Country Music Television’s top 12 requested videos, and film a nationally broadcast commercial for Twizzlers®. They’ve been featured on numerous television specials and conquered festivals as widespread as Bonnaroo, Rochester Jazz Fest, Stagecoach and CMA Fan Fair.
Rolling Stone magazine called them one of the Ten Bands You Need to Know!
According to Vanity Fair, “With one foot planted firmly in Appalachian music culture and the other always expanding and evolving, The Black Lillies have created a unique sound embraced by fans old and young.”
American Songwriter stated, “a release this strong and diverse will surely increase the miles on the act’s van and help secure them a place as one of roots music’s most talented outfits.”
The Wall Street Journal noted its “rootsy flair, mixing folk, honky-tonk country and gospel into a winsome hybrid traditional enough to appeal to an Opry crowd and expansive enough to ensnare a broader audience.”
Paste said that “The Black Lillies continue their tradition of excellence with Runaway Freeway Blues.”
And CMT Edge observed, “The Black Lillies hail from a variety of different roots, rock and country backgrounds. They’ve made a habit of casting an even wider stylistic net on each of their three albums, including the latest, Runaway Freeway Blues. That, and the fact they’ll do just about anything it takes to get a crowd dancing, is why they’re the rarer-than-rare independent band that’s made no fewer than 30 appearances on the venerable Grand Ole Opry and played wildly eclectic festivals like Bonnaroo and South by Southwest.”
This is a unique “speakeasy” with very limited seating for just 40 lucky souls; every seat is no more than 25 feet from the stage.
No flash photography or professional video cameras are allowed but you may take photos during the show… just turn off your flash and silence your cameras/phones.
If you are interested in attending this event on Monday, August 17th, there are still a small number of seats available and will be confirmed via email. Doors are at 6:30 pm with the show at 7:30 pm and you can be included by contacting them via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Confirmations including the address are issued on a FIRST COME basis. Once confirmed, your seat is reserved.
Donation for this event is $30 per person and includes all of the delicious amenities to which you have all grown accustomed… only better! Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary food from our legendary buffet as well as beverages including beer, wine, soft drinks and mixed adult beverages. Beverages and food are available during the filming as well.
The Extended Play Sessions at The Fallout Shelter is located just 30 minutes from downtown Boston in Norwood, Massachusetts (minutes off I-95 and Route 1) and has free parking right outside the doors! The $30 donation includes good food and an open bar! Oh, you and about 39 other people will receive a poster that the artist will sign to hang on your wall!
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