The Black Lillies

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The Black Lillies, hailing from Knoxville, were founded in 2009 by Cruz Contreras (formerly of Robinella and the CCstringband). Their present lineup includes Tom Pryor (formerly of The Everybodyfields) on guitar/pedal steel, Bowman Townsend on percussion, bassist Robert Richards and vocalist Trisha Gene Brady. Cruz plays guitar (acoustic and electric), keys, and mandolin as well as providing vocals and song writing.

The band has been ranked as the "Best Americana Band" in the Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville poll every year since their inception. They have appeared multiple times on live radio shows including The Grand Ole Opry, NPR's Mountain Stage, WDVX's Tennessee Shines, and Music City Roots. In 2010, they were the first band selected and announced to participate in the Americana Music Association's Festival & Conference - their selection was announced two months prior to the rest of the line up.

Experience The Black Lillies At Appaloosa Festival 2016...