The Black Lillies

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Black Lillies front man Cruz Contreras and his bandmates — harmony vocalist Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards and drummer Bowman Townsend — have grown from a few friends sitting around campfires and living rooms to a band that shows up in far-flung cities where folks to whom they’ve never played before already know the words to the songs.

Eschewing record labels, they’ve still managed to conquer the Billboard Top 200 charts (Runaway Freeway Blues debuted at #43 on the Country chart and #21 on Billboard Heatseekers), put four tracks in Country Music Television’s top 12 requested videos, and film a nationally broadcast commercial for Twizzlers. They’ve been featured on numerous television specials and conquered festivals as widespread as Bonnaroo, Rochester Jazz Fest, Stagecoach and CMA Fan Fair. Despite trafficking in a richer, more authentic brand of country and Americana than what gets played on mainstream country radio, they’ve still been invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry more than thirty times — a record for an independent act.

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  • ♪ A Strong Lineup for 2017
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    Tullycavy opened their set last year with a Van Morrison song Bright side of the Road
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    #MuSic4MS is a family friendly event that's great fun for all ages
    Kids 12▽ Free with adult 🚻🚹🚺
    🎸 Donna the Buffalo
    🎻 The Seamus Egan Project
    🎸 Mark Dignam Music
    🎸 Tullycavy
    🎻 NA Fiddlers & Folk Chorale
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    August 12, 2017 will be another full day of wonderful music, friends and family on the lawn at Hartwood Acres

    We've had 3 unbelievable years & have already donated more than $132, 000 to the National MS Society, PA Keystone Chapter. We aim to make this year's festival the best event ever to help #EndMS
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    What a perfect day for #WalkMS Pittsburgh A huge crowd with 1 goal to #EndMS by raising $500,000 today Don't forget our #MuSic4MS MS Ticket SALE ends at midnight MuSicForMS/tickets

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