John Lilly – in concert September 20th! | Cordova Arts. This sounds like the makings of a great night of music in Cordova! Thanks for bringing him into town, Cordova Arts! For more info on Cordova Arts, check out their website and facebook page! 🙂
Cordova Arts is proud to welcome John Lilly for a live concert at Mt. Eccles Elementary on Thursday, September 20th!
John Lilly is a multi-talented acoustic music performer from Charleston, West Virginia, specializing in Americana, country roots, and traditional folk music. He writes new songs that sound as old as the hills, and performs older songs like they were made yesterday. According to one reviewer,
“If Hank Williams had a sunny disposition, he’d be John Lilly.”
Recognized widely as a powerful performing songwriter, John is the 2010 acoustic winner of the “Next Great Road Song” contest, sponsored my Midas and Spin for his original song “Come and Go.” In 2005, he won the national Ghost Writers In the Sky songwriting contest, sponsored by HankFest, a Chicago-based festival honoring the music of Hank Williams. John won a customized guitar for his original song “Blue Highway.” He was a finalist in the 2002 Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, chosen from 853 entries and placing third in the Country category for his song “Broken Moon.” John Lilly’s 2008 Mountain Stage radio performance is available at NPR Music. He has traveled extensively, including 48 states and three tours of Scotland.
We’re excited to welcome him to Cordova and think his music’s unique mix of old school and new will be sure to please! Come out and support Cordova Arts and enjoy some great music next Thursday with us! Tickets will be sold at the door!