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SFS Concert: Low Lily
Saturday, March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$10 – $22
Seattle Folklore Society is delighted to bring this group to Seattle as they don’t often tour in the Northwest.
The string and vocal trio Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music.
Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements you get music that is rooted yet contemporary.
With a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding” and “meticulous,” Low Lily’s cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Setting down roots in Brattleboro, Vermont, the band has crafted a signature sound which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio and two New England Music Award nominations.
With their first full-album release, “10,000 Days Like These” (March 2018, following their 2015 self-titled EP release), Low Lily shares an intimate, no-tricks-involved, collection of songs that showcases their talents and proves them to be a formidable, ready-for-prime-time act. A first album this strong doesn’t come from newbies–all the members have performed with numerous well-known names in folk and traditional music. Flynn has toured with Ruth Moody, John Whelan, Cathie Ryan and Aoife Clancy. Liz has toured with Tom Chapin, Livingston Taylor, Melanie, and Long Time Courting. Lissa has toured as a solo act as well as with Solas and Childsplay.
Low Lily, voted “Most Wanted” at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and a favorite of folk DJs around the world, recently performed at Glasgow’s massive January festival “Celtic Connections.”
“Deftly understated virtuosity, tight arrangements, freshness of sound and clarity of musical vision.”
“Refreshing and uplifting– in short, it’s an absolute stunner.”
Folk Radio UK
Low Lily rarely tours in the Northwest – don’t miss this show.
Advance tickets are available from https://lowlilyseattle.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006, and at our concerts prior to the show.
Advance Purchase | At Door
General admission: $20 |$22
SFS / PNA Member: $18 | $20
Senior / Student: $18 | $20
Youth (6-17): $10 | $10
Under 6: FREE
Seattle Folklore Society is sponsored in part by the PNA