Jay Brannan

Jay Brannan

Lily Mae

Friday, July 18, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs


This event is all ages

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Jay Brannan
Jay Brannan
A Texas native turned New Yorker, Jay Brannan has been writing and performing his own sweet & sad folk songs, tempered with a healthy dose of humor, around the globe since 2006. He also appeared as an actor in John Cameron Mitchell’s indie film sensation Shortbus, in which his song “Soda Shop” was the highest selling song on the film’s soundtrack album (released by Bright Eyes’ Team Love Records). From there, Brannan released a string of albums, all of which topped the iTunes
Singer/Songwriter & Billboard Heatseekers charts: goddamned, produced by Will Golden (Meiko, Michelle Branch); In Living Cover, a collection of 2 originals & 7 covers, recorded from a bedroom in his friend Drew Brody’s Brooklyn apartment; and Rob Me Blind, produced by the legendary David Kahne (Regina Spektor, The Bangles, Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, Lana Del Rey, etc.). Brannan’s touring has taken him multiple times around the world, through the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, and Australia. This international touring is what inspired his 2013 EP release Around the World in 80 Jays, a collection of 9 international cover songs spanning 6 different languages. Brannan returns to the road (and sky) this summer to promote his new album of acoustic originals, entitled Always, Then, & Now (available July 15).
Lily Mae
Think Joni Mitchell meets Laura Marling and you’ve got a good idea as to what Lily Mae, an 18-year-old Contemporary Folk singer-songwriter, sounds like.

Music industry legend and president emeritus of Blue Note Records, Bruce Lundvall says, “Lily Mae has a signature voice, writes excellent songs, and will be a future star.”

Tristateindie.com .. "Voice of gold"

Lily is back from England where she was working with producer Steve Brown (Rumer, Laura Mvula) and manager, Kwame Kwaten. She will be returning to England to complete her album with producer, Steve Brown.

Lily has worked with Joan Osborne, Livingston Taylor, Ben Taylor , John Gorka, Dry The River, the Marshall Tucker Band, Jenny Owen Youngs, Toby Lightman , Amy Helm , Harry Shearer and Judith Owen , Paul Shaffer, Louden Wainwright the 3rd, Chris Collingwood , Alice Ripley. The Claire Lynch Band, Cheryl Wheeler, Jay Brannan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Amy Correia, No Fuss and Feathers Road show, Sean Rowe, Caroline Rose.

Lily has been a guest on the following WXPN shows: Gene Shay's, Folk Show , Helen Leicht and The Key with John Vettese. Lily has also been featured as part of WXPN's Home For The Holiday's Show. Lily has also recently been heard on WFUV in New York City, and KALX in Berkeley.
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. The reviewer from TristateIndie.com, who attended Lily's show at The Firefly Music Festival, last summer, wrote that Lily has a "voice of gold", and called her "this generation's Joni Mitchell".

Lily has played at Philadelphia Folk Festival, Musikfest and Black Potatoe Music Festival. Last summer, Lily performed at The Firefly Music Festival, to a packed house. She also returned to Musikfest in August.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104