For Your Consideration (Grammy’s 2016)

Here are the Lilli Lewis entries for the 59th Grammys Ballot. Thank you for your consideration!

“Light” on Louisiana Red Hot Records

"Light" single (Louisiana Red Hot Records, 2016)
“Light” single (2016)

The single, “O, Let Your Light Shine Bright” was picked up by OffBeat Magazine’s 2015 Record Label of the Year, Louisiana Red Hot Records. LRHR is a vanguard label that has launched the careers of up and comings from Trombone Shorty to Hunter Hayes, and is currently home to power house New Orleans favorites like Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Honey Island Swamp Band. The only deep south label with distribution with Entertainment One, this partnership means the song is being represented by the world’s #1 independent distributor. 

“Light” is a warm reminder that we all might be better off by allowing ourselves to celebrate each other for who we are. The song is offered with a “B Side” called “Walk Upon the Water,” an epic folk-rock number that recalls that it’s totally ordinary for people to achieve the extraordinary when we all do art part. If this sounds like something you could get behind, by all means, download today!

8/9 – “Women Who Rock” Benefit for Girls Rock Camp BR

10329957_748172318559345_7890357715668223668_oThis Saturday, Liz and I will be performing alongside some amazing women musicians from all over Louisiana and beyond in support of Girls Rock Camp Baton Rouge. The show is from 6-10pm at Cafe Istanbul (Healing Arts Center on St. Claude).

You don’t want to miss this incredible event and fundraiser for Girls Rock Camp Baton Rouge. Women Who Rock will take place Saturday, August 9th from 6-10p at Cafe Istanbul in NOLA. We will also be auctioning off two guitars, one signed by Patty Griffin and the other signed by Sarah McLachlan!!!

Girls Rock Camp Baton Rouge is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an environment that supports empowered learning for girls, of all backgrounds and abilities, by using music as a medium to encourage creativity, collaboration, and individuality.

We’ll still be at our usual Neutral Ground set as well so Uptown or Marigny, you’ve got two shots to see us!

8/23 – Cutting Edge CE Conference NewWorks Showcase

Once again, I’m honored to be featuring with The Shiz at the 22nd annual Cutting Edge CE Conference.

Produced by the New Orleans based, Music Business Institute, their mission is to educate musicians and music professionals and thereby assist them in having a successful career in the music “industry” while holding to music as an expression of their cultural identity.

This year we’ll be on Frenchman at Bamboula’s on 8/23 from 10:20-10:55. Short set but it’d be so meaningful to have some of you out to enjoy it with us and share the love.

One Crazy Summer – pt. 1

10325383_10152665584917518_2608737620932867792_nJust got back from the final leg of this marathon of a summer. I guess it wouldn’t be called that by everyone, but when it involves three Girls Rock Camps and driving several thousand miles in a noble vehicle whose pushing 300k, well it ends up feeling quite epic.

The most recent stint was Girls Rock Camp Houston. What a week! Probably my most talented and cooperative two bands I’ve coached in the 5 years I’ve been doing these things, although I feel like I short-changed my keyboard class this year. Amazing showcase, and we even had friends and fam travel an hour plus (shout out to the Lufkin contingency) to make it to the showcase. GRC is such a powerful movement and container for so much I believe in, and well worth another week of exhaustion.

While Liz and I were out in Houston, we did manage to squeeze in a couple of Shiz gigs with the fellas. Hidden Village at the Standpipe on Friday night (QUI QUI!!) and the ever so majestic Vinal Edge Saturday, attended by two of the three magnificent Mydolls (good lord I am moved by those women!) Trish said she would’ve made it but she can’t stand the “Whites in the Heights” people. LOL! Can’t say I’m hatin’ over here. But I did get in some quality time with Linda and Dianna, including some blues at the Boom Boom Room complete with a fantastic pesto turkey and avocado pannini!

So that was Houston. Think I’ll have to offer up another entry for what came before that……

to be continued….