You can’t keep a good band down - even if someone made off with all their gear, their trailer AND their ride! Come witness The Black Lillies this Sunday at Southgate House Revival.
The Black Lillies would sure love to have their instruments back, but the Knoxville, Tenn.-based Americana band have been blown away by the outpouring of support they’ve received following the theft of their van, trailer and gear in January while they slept in a Houston, Texas, motel.
The unexpected silver lining from losing one-of-a-kind vintage instruments, personal belongings and merchandise including copies of their October release, Hard to Please (only their van was recovered), has been a massive show of love from fans, fellow players and others sympathetic to their plight. In fact, the band gained 1,500 new social media fans in a 24-hour period. As word spread of the theft, social media took over; the band’s Facebook post went viral and a fan-requested donation site raised more than $40,000 in two days to help cover substantial costs not borne by insurance — including the true value of their instruments.
“Country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by smart songwriting and tight musicianship” — Rolling Stone Country
“Soulful mix of upbeat Americana and tender ballads that makes the album a rejuvenating fourth release” — American Songwriter