16 Jun
METRMAG Spotlight On: Folk and Roots string-band LOW LILY at Club Passim (Cambridge, MA.)

(Cover Photo: Liz Simmons, Natalie Padillaa and Flynn Cohen of "LOW LILY." Photo Credit Zinnia Siegel)

By Kevin T. Baldwin

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LOW LILY will perform on June 30, 2023 at 8:00pm at Club Passim

Club Passim is located in Harvard Square at 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA 02138. 

Patrons and staff must wear masks at Passim unless actively eating or drinking. These policies are subject to change. For updates, please visit passim.org.  

Tickets are available at: https://www.passim.org/live-music/

Tickets are $25 and available at www.clubpassim.org, by calling 617-492-7679 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday) or at the Club Passim box office sixty minutes before the show begins

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(Photo: From left to right are Liz Simmons, Natalie Padillaa and Flynn Cohen of "LOW LILY." Photo Credit Zinnia Siegel)

Winners of Best Bluegrass Song and Vox Pop Fan Favorite, Independent Music Awards 2019 Americana Band of the Year, New England Music Awards nominee, 2022.

"[LOW LILY has] an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional Folk/Americana sound... it’s a blend that works beautifully
." ~ 

"LOW LILY brandishes their formidable individual Folk foundations within a collective sound that’s as smart with sense of pop phrasing and flair as it is roots-savvy
.” ~ 
Roots Music Report 

With the release of their new album "Angels in the Wreckage," the American Roots band LOW LILY tours the northeast to share their brand new music with fans! 

Their Boston stopover will take place on Friday, June 30th at 8:00pm at Club Passim in Harvard Square, Cambridge

LOW LILY's trio lineup, Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen and Montana native Natalie Padilla, will be augmented with double bass, courtesy of Berklee College of Music graduate Hazel Royer

This quartet performance brings the energy of fiddle music, the introspection contemporary folk, the precision of Bluegrass, the drive of Americana, and combines all these elements into one stunning soundscape. 

With a vocal blend that has been dubbed “outstanding” and “meticulous,” LOW LILY has crafted a signature sound which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two number one songs on international folk radio and two Independent Music Award wins. 

In 2018, the band released a full-length album with two-time award-winning title track “10,000 Days Like These" and their original song “Hope Lingers On” which has been sung by choirs around the world as an anthem for peace and justice. 

Since then they have released a handful of singles, but their second full-length album was delayed due to the pandemic, so they are thrilled to finally announce its release. 

LOW LILY's core founding members are married couple Liz Simmons and Flynn Cohen, who welcomed Natalie Padilla from Bozeman, Montana as the newest member of the band last summer, after founding member Lissa Schneckenburger amicably parted ways with the band. 

The members of LOW LILY are currently based in Brattleboro, VT. and Northampton, MA.

New band member Natalie Padilla's world-class fiddle-playing is versatile- she has won fiddle championships in multiple styles, including bluegrass, Old Time, and Texas fiddle. 

Her sweet, clear voice blends beautifully with Cohen’s and Simmons’ in close three-part harmony– a major feature of their new music.

With “Angels in the Wreckage” (produced by banjo legend Dirk Powell), LOW LILY's sound has veered more assuredly towards the roots of American music, though the original folk songs that are the hallmark of LOW LILY's sound remain at the fore, as they tackle such complex topics as love, loss, hope, justice, family heritage, and environmental destruction. 

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Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)




The mission of Passim is to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their careers, and to build a vibrant music community. Passim does so through its legendary listening venue, music school, artist grants and outreach programs. As a nonprofit since 1994, Passim carries on the heritage of our predecessors-the historic Club 47 (1958-1968) and for-profit Passim (1969-1994). We cultivate a diverse mix of musical traditions, where the emphasis is on the relationship between performers and audience as well as teachers and students. Located in Harvard Square, Passim serves Cambridge and the broader region by featuring local, national and international artists. Our ultimate goal is to help the performance arts flourish and thereby enrich the lives of members of our community. 

For a complete schedule, visit www.passim.org.