Lily Marlene nominated for 'Best Blues Artist ' - LA Magazine
Photo by Lauren Everett
“Lily Marlene has punk roots, but her solo shows feature the elemental blues found in Muddy Water’s earliest plantation recordings and the jeremiads of Son House. Except here it comes from a doe-eyed mod in a fringed Nudie rodeo suit perched on an amp and strumming her Gibson Blues King acoustic.”--Matthew Duersten, Los Angeles Magazine.
"If you looked at Lily Marlene you might think of Diana Rigg in the role of Mrs. Peel of The Avengers, but you would probably NOT be thinking about the reincarnation of Chester Arthur Burnett. Shows what YOU know. Lily makes some of the most original and most up-to-date real folk blues music on earth these days, and with the same lively intelligence and wild visionary imagination that made Burnett, Dixon, Sumlin, et al. stand head and shoulders above the crowd way back when. There are a million songs with the same chords and melody as a Lily Marlene song, and 999,999 of them suck. If you want to hear the other one, put your head between the speakers and listen."----Steve Gregoropoulos of W.A.C.O. and Lavender Diamond
"A Rock 'n Roll Goddess" - Cosmo Landesman (The Guardian/Sunday Times)
Lily Marlene live at The Echo...
"Lily Marlene (Lily and the Ladies) debuted a new backing band, which lived up to its description—in her words “reallllly heavvvy”. Lily always has an amazing ability to translate her stark blues into practically any form and still have it work and tonight was no exception. Her set ran from straight renditions of material from her solo repertoire to full out rock songs to a sweeping ballad that would put Journey to shame—all with out batting an eye. "