Blues and Roots duo Lily and the Drum will return to Armidale in January to promote their new album “Buried in Blue”.
The South Australian based outfit features vocalist, guitarist Lily Higgins and percussionist John Yacka on harmonica and backing vocals.
The concert comes off the back of a month-long tour of the state.
“We performed quite a few shows on this recent trip but we still have a lot of ground to cover in NSW, it’s a big state,” Higgins said.
“We had a fantastic time and will be revisiting many of the venues again as well as quite a few new ones.
“There are so many great supporters of live music in NSW.”
Higgins and Yacka split from their full band and embark on the duo project.
Five years ago they performed their stripped back approach at a singer songwriter’s night in Adelaide.
Now with almost 500 performances behind them, three top 25 albums in the national charts, they are travelling musical troubadours and “Loving It”.
In 2012 they released their debut album Nobody Just Like Me and in 2014 they released their next full length CD Welcome Change.
They have recently released their third album Buried in Blue.
“We started this album last year but had so many gigs booked all over the country we just couldn’t make any decent progress on the album,” Higgins said.
“In the end, we had to refuse gigs and focus on recording and completing the album.”
“We are happy with the result and have already had fantastic support again from radio stations all over the country.
“We were quite excited to be informed that the album has recently charted at 16 on the Top 25 National Most Played Albums Australian Roots and Blues Airplay Chart.”
Their live shows have been described as “honest, raw and energetic” and “a guitar and drum duo with an exciting rich melodic sound”.
Lily and the Drum will perform at Ashwin’s Café Restaurant in Armidale on Friday, January 20 from 7.30pm.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.