The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ, 0191 230 4474

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The Black Lillies (Cluny 2)

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  • TBC

Fri 17 Feb 2017 Promoters: Jumpin' Hot Club Price: £12.50 Doors Open: 20:00 Curfew at: 23:00

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Biography

Born in the rumbling cab of a stone truck and aged in the oak of Knoxville Tennessee’s smoky night haunts, The Black Lillies have quickly risen to the forefront of the Americana /Country scene. Founded by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cruz Contreras (co-founder of Robinella), The Black Lillies have created their own unique brand of country, roots, rock and blues via Appalachia. The group, formed in 2008, & also includes electric guitar and pedal steel whiz Tom Pryor and drummer Jamie Cook, ,bassist Robert Richards, and vocalist Trisha Gene Brady.

Highlights have included stops at festivals including Bonnaroo, Pickathon and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion; appearances on National Public Radio’s Mountain Stage, four separate PBS concert specials, and the band’s debut on the Grand Ole Opry – which they have since played fifteen times( yes… 15 TIMES)

The Black Lillies continue to tour North America non-stop, and this is their first visit to the UK.

“The Black Lillies are fronted by the best-matched male-female vocal duo since Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris,” News OK.

“This 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 …Rolling Stone mag