“the most mesmerizing and soul touching combination of jazz, blues, gospel, and field folk imaginable. The audience went fn nuts.” – Middleton O’Malley, Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
A 2019 soloist at the esteemed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Lilli Lewis celebrates folk music from the African-American tradition, drawing inspiration from all of its forms from Odetta to Bill Withers and beyond. Said to bear “the power of Aretha with the style of Phoebe Snow,” David Kunian of New Orleans’ OffBeat Magazine says of her 2018 national debut The Henderson Sessions, “Lilli has a voice with depth and inspiration that takes the best of jazz, folk, and pop and simply soars.” Her latest recording “We Belong” is the debut release with her ensemble LLP (The Lilli Lewis Project), with special guest appearances from New Orleans legends Kirk Joseph, Dr. Michael White, and Glen David Andrews.
LLP professes itself to be a cult of radical decency, determined to encourage a vision of unconditional community wherever they go. As one listener puts it “Lilli Lewis is one of the best for pure emotional impact and sincerity in her artistry. If you haven’t heard her then do yourself a favor and become enthralled.” Demian Roberts
The Lilli Lewis Project is:
Lilli Lewis – vocals, pianoSmokey Brown – guitar
Wade Hymel – drums
Ryan Murray – percussion
Ole Oddlokken – saxophone
Dr. Jimbo Walsh – bass
With special appearances by:
Glen David Andrews, trombone (track 5)
Kirk Joseph, sousaphone (track 2, track 5)
Eric Thomas, saxophone
Dr. Michael White, clarinet (track 2)
Track 5 Additional backup vocals provided by:
Glen David Andrews
Recorded by Mark Bingham, Henderson, LA
Additional Recording by Paul McDonald for Marigny Studios, New Orleans LA
Produced by Mark Bingham and Lilli Lewis
All songs by Lilli Lewis, Elysium House Music, (ASCAP)
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