The Black Lillies in McKinney, TX @ Hank's Texas Grill, McKinney [10 March]

The Black Lillies in McKinney, TX


46
10
March
19:00 - 22:00

 Facebook event page
Hank's Texas Grill
1310 N Central Expy, McKinney, Texas 75070
The Black Lillies’ story is one of hard work and highway miles … a story that traces their evolution from a group of friends making music in songwriter and frontman Cruz Contreras’ living room into what is now one of Americana’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and jazz.

More importantly, The Black Lillies’ story is still unfolding, with the band’s sharp, southern-influenced songs — including Americana radio hits like “Hard to Please,” the kickoff single and title track from the band’s most recent album — leading the charge. Centered around multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Contreras (Robinella and the CCstringband), and featuring a rotating cast of incredible musicians including bassist and vocalist Sam Quinn (the everybodyfields), drummer Bowman Townsend (Jill Andrews), and guitarist/vocalist Dustin Schaefer (Micky & The Motorcars), The Black Lillies enter this chapter as one of the most visible, viable groups in contemporary roots music.

Hard to Please, produced by Grammy winner Ryan Hewitt and recorded at Nashville’s legendary House of Blues Studio D, earned praise from Rolling Stone Country, NPR, American Songwriter and beyond, debuting at #12 on Billboard Heatseekers and #30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Country Albums. 2013’s Runaway Blues and 2011’s 100 Miles of Wreckage both fared similarly well, with outlets like Entertainment Weekly praising the band’s “strong roots-folk songwriting, sweet harmonies, and charismatic indie spirit.” The Black Lillies promoted each release in the blue-collar tradition: by hitting the highway, racking up 230 gigs in 2014 alone and averaging 175 during the remaining years. That road-warrior work ethic has become as integral to the band’s success as Contreras’ songwriting, taking the band from coast to coast, border to border, and even country to country.

Proudly independent since their formation, The Black Lillies were one of the first independent bands to play the Grand Ole Opry and have since returned dozens of times – sharing that stage with big-budget bands and major-label mainstreamers. They’ve chased down success on their terms, ignoring the trends of Nashville and focusing on a sound that, as Vanity Fair notes, “continues to cross generations and musical genres – country, folk, blues and…a touch of the Dead, for good measure.” With a reimagined lineup, new songs and the same dedication to touring, the Lillies continue to sink their roots deep into the Americana landscape.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Hank's Texas Grill:

Reckless Kelly - January 19, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Micky & The Motorcars - January 20, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Black Valley - January 25th - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Chris Knight at Hank's Texas Grill, McKinney, TX
Hank's Texas Grill
Chris Knight - January 26, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Colton O'Neill - January 27, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Brandon Rhyder - February 2, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Bri Bagwell Feat. Adrian Johnston - Feb 3, 2018 at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Ryan Upchurch - February 8, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Two Tons of Steel - February 9, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Bart Crow Band - February 10, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Drowning Pool - February 16, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Dustin Perkins - February 17, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Jackson Taylor - February 22, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Cody Canada & The Departed - February 24, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Cory Morrow - March 2, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Jake Worthington - March 3, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
Read Southall Band - March 9, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill
The Steel Woods - April 13, 2018 - Live at Hank's!
Hank's Texas Grill

The most anticipated events in Dallas :

Monster Jam
AT&T Stadium
Sommore, Arnez J, Earthquake, George Wallace, and Bruce Bruce
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Blake Shelton: Country Music Freaks Tour
American Airlines Center
Joe with 112 and Next
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Impeach Trump Solidarity March Dallas-Nationwide
City of Dallas - City Hall
Dru Hill & Avant
Music Hall at Fair Park
Dallas Women's March 2018
Dallas, TX, United States
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
AT&T Stadium
25th PBR: Unleash the Beast
AT&T Stadium
The most popular events in your news feed!