"Lilli Lewis has Sister Rosetta Tharpe's virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta's vocal power,
creating a show that is a force of nature." Eric Cager, Cutting Edge CE
New single "O, Let Your Light Shine Bright," out on Louisiana Red Hot Records
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ABOUT LILLI LEWIS
"Innovative, soulful music that will never go out of style."
Biography - View EPKLouisiana Red Hot Records’ award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on mainstages across the United States and abroad.
A prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer, Lilli has appeared as both artist and sideman with elites like Dr. John, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Little Freddie King, Dash Rip Rock, Gina Forsyth, Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, and Dr. James Walsh to mention a few.
Lewis and her band have been Regional Finalists for the Mountain Stage New Song Competition as well as Hard Rock Rising Global Band Battle. Notable festival appearances include the National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta’s Music Midtown, the Southern Womyn’s Music Festival, and various Pride festivals throughout the US.
The daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. In keeping with the groundbreaking and pioneering spirit, Lewis is the only female artist on the Louisiana Red Hot Records emerging artist roster alongside Corey Henry, Colin Lake, and Jonathon Boogie Long. Louisiana Red Hot was OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year and is known for launching and supporting the careers of southern favorites such as Trombone Shorty, Hunter Hayes, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, among others.
Her voice and showmanship have been described as “Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s virtuoso commitment to her instrument and Odetta’s vocal power, creating a show that is a force of nature.” Jamie Anderson, indie-music.com cited…“Makes you want to put your hands in the air, shout hallelujah and shake your booty for the rest of the night…enough energy to power a large city,” with Radio Stonewall stating… “Lewis is the light at the end of the tunnel…”
2017 saw the release of Orange Music, Volumes I & II, and a national tour to support release for The Lilli Lewis Project planned Orange Music, Volume III: Materia. The Lilli Lewis Project can be heard weekly on Monday nights at the Banks Street Bar and Grill.
QUOTES & REVIEWS
"Most slept on black folk singer. I listen to her when I want to be high on my soul." - Youtube listener
“Impressive...heartfelt.” - Papa Mali
Makes you want to put your hands in the air, shout hallelujah and shake your booty for the rest of the night...enough energy to power a large city.
A riveting a cappella opening to Lilli Lewis’ ‘Coretta’s Song’ brings to mind a Negro spiritual, and pulls the listener in for a taut, acoustic beacon to the resilience of black women.
Lilli Lewis, a chanteuse, a pianist with one of the widest hearts and deftest touches in songwriting I have ever heard...uniquely poignant and heartfelt...