Date: June 27, 2018 to June 27, 2018
Where: The Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 East First Avenue, Denver, Colorado, United States, 80230
Ticket Price: N/A
The Motorcars), The Black Lillies enter this chapter as one of the most visible, viable groups in contemporary roots music.Hard to Please, produced by Grammy winner Ryan Hewitt and recorded at Nashvilles legendary House of Blues Studio D, earned praise from Rolling Stone Country, NPR, American Songwriter and beyond, debuting at #12 on Billboard Heatseekers and #30 on Billboards Top 200 Country Albums. 2013s Runaway Blues and 2011s 100 Miles of Wreckage both fared similarly well, with outlets like Entertainment Weekly praising the bands strong roots-folk songwriting, sweet harmonies, and charismatic indie spirit. The Black Lillies promoted each release in the blue-collar tradition: by hitting the highway, racking up 230 gigs in 2014 alone and averaging 175 during the remaining years. That road-warrior work ethic has become as integral to the bands success as Contreras songwriting, taking the band from coast to coast, border to border, and even country to country.Proudly independent since their formation, The Black Lillies were one of the first independent bands to play the Grand Ole Opry and have since returned dozens of times sharing that stage with big-budget bands and major-label mainstreamers. Theyve chased down success on their terms, ignoring the trends of Nashville and focusing on a sound that, as Vanity Fair notes, continues to cross generations and musical genres country, folk, blues anda touch of the Dead, for good measure. With a reimagined lineup, new songs and the same dedication to touring, the Lillies continue to sink their roots deep into the Americana landscape.