The Black Lillies
Please Note: This event is from 2014.
The Black Lillies will be performing a concert at the Colonial Quarter Venue. The Black Lilllies are a band for the ages, with rich, rootsy tunes performed with much heart as technical virtuosity. The band has earned them accolades from outlets as diverse as Rolling Stone Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
The Black Lillies formed in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2009 by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Cruz Contreras (formerly of Robinella & the CC Stringband), harmony vocalist Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bassist Robert Richards, and drummer Bowman Townsend. The band managed to conquer the Billboard Top 200 charts, put three tracks in Country Music Television’s top 12 requested videos and have been invited to perform at the Grand Old Opry more than any other independent band.
Their third and latest album,Runaway Freeway Blues, dominated Americana radio, spending three months in the Top 5 on the radio charts and claiming the No. 18 spot on the Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of 2013 (based on radio airplay). It was selected for dozens of Best of 2013 lists and caught the attention of NPR, CMT, Vanity Fair, American Songwriter, Guitar World, Garden & Gun and more. The music is breakneck, brazen and beautiful; gentle Laurel Canyon folk, the honky-tonk heartache of classic country, winding jams and flat-out rock’n’roll.
The Black Lillies performance is a part of the Sing Out Loud (SOL) Series, a St. Augustine Celebration of Songwriters, presented by the St. Johns Cultural Council and St. Johns County Cultural Events Division. Additional SOL Series performances taking place throughout November will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Admission: $20 General Admission Standing Room Only. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, September 12 at 10 a.m.
When? Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.
Where? At the Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine's Historic Disctrict.