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Think Joni Mitchell meets Laura Marling and you've got a good idea as to what Lily Mae, 19-year-old contemporary folk singer-songwriter, sounds like. Music industry legend and beloved late president of Blue Note Records, Bruce Lundvall said, "Lily Mae has a signature voice, writes excellent songs, and is a future star."
Lily is back from England where she was working with producer, Steve Brown (Laura Mvula, Rumer) on select tracks from her forthcoming EP. To celebrate International Women's Day this past March, Lily posted a surprise preview track, "Diamond," from her EP on soundcloud. "Diamond" was WXPN's Pick of the Day that same day.
Lily has worked with Joan Osborne, Livingston Taylor, Ben Taylor, Nathaniel Rateliff, John Gorka, Dry The River, Louden Wainwright III, Harry Shearer and Judith Owen, Iain Matthews, Paul Shaffer, Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), The Marshall Tucker Band, Jenny Owen Youngs, Amy Helm, Cheryl Wheeler, Alice Ripley, The Claire Lynch Band, Jay Brannan, Sean Rowe, Amy Correia, Caroline Rose, and many others.
On the heels of Lily Mae's debut release, "Early Days," iTunes featured Lily as a New & Noteworthy singer-songwriter. Lily hails from Bucks County, PA, but has quite the following in the UK. "Early Days" has been reviewed on both Folk Radio UK and For Folk's Sake. For Folk's Sake called Lily "a younger Laura Marling before she was scorned by life"."Truly amazing," "prodigal," and "innovative" are all words that have been used to describe Lily's work. After attending Lily's show at Firefly Music Festival, tristateindie.com wrote that Lily has a "voice of gold" and called her "this generation's Joni Mitchell."