new Orleans’ FolkRockDiva of Rare Grace and Grit

Athens, Georgia native turned New Orleans Folk Rock Diva Lilli Lewis is a powerhouse composer and performing artist with “storytelling with transformative empathy and classically trained poise.” Jewly Hight, NPR.org. Her most recent release Americana lauded by NPR, Rolling Stone, and Offbeat Magazine. “One of the most powerful records of 2021.” Lorie Leibig, theboot.com

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AMERICANA

“One of the most powerful records of 2021, Lilli Lewis‘ Americana offers up 13 tracks of raw, unfiltered talent…jaw-dropping vocal stylings, sharp lyricism, irresistible hooks and a needed perspective that’s often overlooked…” Lorie Leibig, TheBoot.com

WE BELONG

“While bounding about in a meshing of genres where Lilli Lewis’ soulful, r&b-tinged vocals meet impressive arrangements on a panoply of songs, her New Orleans-bred chameleonic dexterity gets brought to the fore.” – Downbeat Magazine

The Henderson Sessions

“Lewis’s solo debut is filled with emotionally-charged tracks. The Henderson Sessions is a wonderful introduction to her raw vocal talent while simultaneously making hard-hitting social and political statements.” Chloe McCormick – BlackGrooves.org

Praise for ‘Americana’

rolling stone

jon freeman

“In ‘Copper John,’ Lewis sounds right at home playing the mystic troubadour, patiently unfurling her tale about a “city of unseen prophets” in country-folk surroundings. Electric guitar adds some Western overtones, while atmospheric pedal steel and Lewis’ piano work all complement one another without overcrowding. The beat isn’t hasty, but it’s steady — we’re all along for the ride here.”

npr.org

jewly hight

Lilli Lewis made a statement not only about her ability to refine and expand roots forms like murder ballads, a cappella spirituals and singer-songwriter storytelling with transformative empathy and classically trained poise, but also about how she’s learned to bridge racially segregated cultural and musical worlds over her lifetime…she stake(s) out her place in the scene—on the authority of mastery…

the boot

lorie leibig

One of the most powerful records of 2021, Lilli Lewis’ Americana offers up 13 tracks of raw, unfiltered talent. Much like many of the songs often referred to as classics from the genre, standout track “Copper John” has all the qualities of a traditional country music story-song at its finestjaw-dropping vocal stylings, each song on Americana offers sharp lyricism, irresistible hooks and a needed perspective that’s often overlooked in the genre as a whole.

american blues scene

Lauren Leadingham

“…not just the sterling sound of her country soul circling back to the dirt road she grew up on, but a true roots album that has the name it does because its stories and sensibilities are foundational to American music…’My American Heart’ is the song that actor Mandy Patinkin (of Inigo Montoya fame) remarked is “like listening to light.” And then there are the songs that threaten to tear a hole in the space-time continuum.