My debut album Moonflower is NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!!! Only 200 copies in existence so secure yours before they're gone! I will be offering the vinyl this weekend at my performances at Plaza Art Fair, Roots N Blues Festival & of course on my website! This also means your Kickstarter packages & other pre-orders will be fulfilled & arriving to you as soon as humanly possible! The wait is OVER & I am so grateful! HUGE thank you to everyone who has stuck with me thru the international vinyl backup delay! Years of hard work & dedication went into making my vinyl dreams a reality & they have finally come to fruition!
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Lily B Moonflower will be dropping 3rd single "Wild N Free" off debut album Moonflower on Friday Feb 29th! The world premiere of the song will happen Wednesday Jan 27th on 90.1 FM on Midday Medley with host Mark Manning! Tune in for your first listen! The song is a taste of whats to come from Lily's unreleased debut album Moonflower! Wild N Free is a meditation for the mind, a sonic tapestry created to align you with your sovereignty & freedom! Lily was inspired by a mysterious breeze in the air, to write the song & it became a staple in their live performance. You can hear the influence of folk legends & rock n roll stars in the song, melding together & creating what Lily calls Folk N Roll with a TWANG! PRE-SAVE LINK https://show.co/xFFeBfP
Moonflower surprises, but only those who didn’t already know Lily B. Moonflower
by Max Paley
Things that are NOT refreshing: taking a sip of the wrong can of beer that’s been sitting out too long, melting in a festival campground tent at sun’s first light and listening to ho-hum music that sounds recycled and too familiar.
Things that ARE refreshing: iced tea or a dip in the lake on a hot summer day, driving a convertible with the top down and a new woman on the country music scene with true talent and ability.
Enter: Lily B. Moonflower. Her debut album, Moonflower, is set for release February 12, 2021 and couldn’t come at a better moment in her musical journey. The daughter of a musician specializing in classical guitar and trombone, Lily grew up listening to classic Country gentlemen like Bob Wills and shuttling between her hometown and her grandparents’ place in Texas.
In other words, she was born a country girl and her slide into country music is welcome to our ears! Twang indeed runs through her veins and as we slowly emerge from the pandemic we need a solid soundtrack. Fortunately, Moonflower delivers!
In “Broke Bitch Blues” Lily shows off strong songwriting and storytelling abilities, including the most important one of all: relatability. While not everyone can relate to needing a six-shooter to protect themselves we’ve all had financial ups and downs and have at least felt broke even if we are able to stay fed and housed.
In the same song she talks about having “nothing to prove.” Well, all musicians actually have a lot to prove, most of all to themselves. The difference with Lily is that she’s already proven herself even at such a young age, from the festival stages of Colorado to the 4 AM campfire jams at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, KS.
Lily has some advantages over your average country singer. First, her musical heritage is not hurting anything. But, more importantly, she has surrounded herself with the right people, particularly her life partner Jake Keegan (of the nationally touring bluegrass act Grassfed) and the good people at Lost Cowgirl Records. The new album sounds straight out of Nashville in terms of quality.
This is due mostly to the musical mind of Martin Farrell, Jr. Farrell retains his heavyweight Kansas Country producer belt that he acquired with 2018’s Cosmic Western Duos, defended with 2020’s Coffee & Laundry and more than holds on to with Moonflower. Farrell demands authenticity from his artists, performing very little post-production work on the album and absolutely no auto-tuning. This means that Lily is actually as good as she sounds on these recordings
Moonflower makes for such an exciting listen because it solidifies both Lily B. Moonflower as a true Country singer-songwriter and and the Eastern Kansas Country scene as a legitimate one worth paying attention to. It is so refreshing to hear a woman telling her stories in such a digestible way and accompanied by an amazing slate of backing musicians. Plans are already in motion for a new duo album with Lily and Keegan and even a second solo album and we cannot wait!
Is there a Kansas Country wave coming? If Moonflower and Farrell have anything to do with it then emphatically yes.
The first Bridge video premiere of 2021 is a “quintessential Midwestern celebration of love, celebration and music,” from singer-songwriter Lily B Moonflower.
“Midnight Song” feels just like going home again.
As she reminisces about “late nights dancing barefoot on the honky-tonk floor” — her inspiration for the tune — Moonflower’s voice shimmers over a wistful fiddle and a dusky resonator guitar. It calls to mind the enchantment of youth, the jubilation of love and the comfort of kinship. Often, our most treasured memories.
The lead single from her upcoming debut album, “Midnight Song” also represents a mile marker in Moonflower’s career.
“I started making music at 8 years old when my grandpa gave me a guitar, and now that I'm 23, my original music is now seeing the light of day,” she said.
And that original music also got to make its way home – specifically, to Moonflower’s hometown of Desoto, Kansas, where most of the video was filmed.
"Shooting the video in my hometown with all my friends and family felt like coming full circle,” she said. She also said that it represented the “magical, fleeting dream state that music creates.”
It’s that moment of ecstasy where you’re lost in a song. Where time feels suspended. Where you’re twirling around a campfire, laughing with friends at your favorite neighborhood haunt, trading riffs on a small-town stage, dancing barefoot on the honky-tonk floor.
And in that moment, you’re home.
“Midnight Song” is available now on all major streaming platforms. It’s the first single from Lily B Moonflower’s upcoming album, “Moonflower,” dropping Friday, Feb. 12 via Lost Cowgirl Records.
Midnight Song, an original composition by Lily B Moonflower, now out on all streaming platforms! Listen now on Spotify, iTunes etc...
The track is a progressive americana anthem that embodies the essence of midwestern life. Combining genuine lyrics with soaring vocals, and intricate instrumental interplay-- this fresh single puts a unique spin on a classic sound. Released on NYE 2021 at midnight, the single will give you your first taste of Lily B Moonflower's debut album, Moonflower. Recorded at Lost Cowgirl Records Studio by Martin Farrell Jr, the song features fiddle by Michael Turnbo, dobro by Jake Keegan, electric guitar by Martin Farrell Jr, & harmony vocals by Jenna Rae. Official music video for Midnight Song will be released Friday Jan 8th, with a special premiere by 90.9 The Bridge.
Americana songwriter Lily B Moonflower of Lawrence, KS will release debut album “Moonflower” February 12, 2021. Telling stories about being “Wild and Free” to having the “Broke Bitch Blues”, Lily has been making her way through the Americana and jamgrass scene sharing her free-spirited style and soulful country voice from the main stages and around the campfires. Lily calls her music “folk n roll with a twang" and delivers her songs with grace and grit. Typically accompanied by a slew of talented bluegrass pickers, she also features an electric rock band setup.
“Moonflower” was recorded at Lost Cowgirl Records studio by producer Martin Farrell Jr.. The album features some of Kansas City and Lawrence’s finest players including Jake Keegan on dobro, Colby Allen Walter on mandolin, Michael Turnbo & Shannon O’Shea on fiddle, Miki P on drums, Jenna Rae on saxophone and back up vocals, and producer Martin Farrell Jr. on back up vocals, pedal steel, piano, telecaster guitar, tambourine, and bells. The album captures a traditional roots sound but also has “dream-like” moments and explores new dimensions in traditional music.
Lily B is a ray of sunshine on and off the stage and her passion for roots music is apparent at her live shows and through her music. This debut album gives you a peek into the mind of a young songwriter who longs to be connected to people and nature, loves searching for crystals and arrowheads, has experienced love and heartbreak, and brings the party to every show. She has shared the stage with Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Jim Lauderdale, The Hillbenders, and many more. Lily is on a lifelong journey of creating music and this debut release will be one of many more to come.
This past weekend, the creative juices were flowing between Lily B Moonflower and Charming Pixels by Ashton! There were moments of joy, strength, and creativity captured by legendary photographer Ashton Riffel, owner of Charming Pixels. The two young entrepreneurs ventured out into the falling leaves in the autumn woods along with Lily B Moonflower's loyal companion, Brewski Bernard! Here's what they said about the experience, " We love working together so much, the creativity between us is always flowing and the energy levels are always thru the roof. We've been close friends since I was a freshman in high school and we bring out the best in each other! We've supported each other constantly thru our journeys of being entrepreneurs and artists! Young business women are stronger when we unite! It's like an unstoppable force!"
Ashton Riffel is a photographer & marketing manager for Angel Competition Bikinis full time. Her personal photography business Charming Pixels by Ashton, captures family photos, senior portraits weddings, performing arts, action sports, and many many other styles of photography. Lily says, "I feel blessed to be able to work with such a talented, passionate and driven photographer, and to have a friendship with her and support her thru her journey. I imagine we'll be friends forever, no matter where life takes either one of us!"
Lily also mentions, "Its gonna be so tough picking the photo I want to use as the album artwork for my debut album Moonflower!"
Interested in Charming Pixels Photography for family photos, senior portraits, weddings, performing arts, action sports photography?
Contact thru email- firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook @CharmingPixelsByAshton or on Instagram @charmpix
Lily Brown will be releasing TWO ALBUMS simultaneously toward the end of 2018!
This will be Lily's DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE.
One will be a Studio Recorded album and one will be a Live Recorded album!
Get excited people, I'm about to release my message to the earth in 2 different flavors! Release date is end of 2018! Details coming soon!