THE BLACK LILIES // WES URBANIAK AND MOUNTAIN FOLK
Presented by MUSIC MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Doors 7pm ~ MUSIC 8PM
Known for their captivating blend of rock & roll and country, THE BLACK LILLIES have become one of Americana music’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between genres. They are a mainstay on radio and album sales charts, with a sound that is as powerful in the quieter moments as it is explosive during the jubilant ones. The band’s pared down configuration has resulted in a bigger, deeper sound built on undeniable chemistry, lush three-part harmonies, and instrumental virtuosity with a funky edge.
WES URBANIAK’S experimental expression makes fire from the gasoline structured folk genre. His songwriting carousels around the density of life questions and observations. Always seeking the more whole output of sound, Urbaniak drives the guitar mechanism hard - he drives the vocal folds hard, too. The music has terrain, though; low spots, valleys, flowing water, mountains, and deserts. It has life, too; grasses and trees, insects and animals. There’s a story being told - an entire world being created in this music.