1. Another Place, Another Time (featuring Larry McKenna)
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WINDING WAY RECORDS SIGNING
Oct 26, 2018
TWO SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
Lili is ecstatic to have officially signed with Winding Way Records! The record label will initially release a compilation of Lili's best songs. The album titled "Inspirit" will be remastered for superior sound. An official release date is forthcoming. Then in spring 2019 an album of all new material will be underway. Lili is super-excited with the amazing work that she and the band have performed in the studio with Dale Melton taking on engineering duties. The album has a few final touches left and has become one of the most joyful labors of love Lili and the band have had the pleasure of working on. The direction this album has taken will be like nothing Lili's ever done before. Stay tuned!!!
Oct 19, 2018
2018 PEW Center for Arts and Heritage
Lili has two very special acoustic solo performances in November and December. November 9th Lili will be returning to Steel City Coffeehouse opening the show as a special guest for the very talented trio Jutaun. If you haven't seen Lili's solo shows you will be in for a treat! The second show is on December 7th at a new music venue in Manayunk called The Locks at Sona. Lili will be opening the show as a special guest for veteran musician Ellis Paul. Both of these nights will be very special as Lili is in the studio with the band wrapping up work on a album of all new music.
June 22, 2018
Lili was honored to have been nominated for the 2018 PEW Center for Arts and Heritage Fellowship. The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge-sharing, dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. The Center invests in ambitious, imaginative, and catalytic work that showcases the region's cultural vitality and enhances public life, and engages in an ongoing exchange of ideas concerning artistic and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural practitioners and leaders. Being noticed by the Pew Center was a nice surprise as it is limited to only the very best artists in the performing arts.
ANOTHER SOLD OUT SHOW!
March 19, 2018
(Photo courtesy of Jill Saull Photography)
Last night Lili & the Band were part of a triple bill with the Deb Callahan Band and Curtis Cooper. Another incredible sold out show this past weekend with standing room only! This was the first time Lili and the Band performed at the Rittenhouse Soundworks in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and it turned out to be a very amazing night. The crowd was very energetic and receptive. The space with it's beautiful high wooden ceiling, sky lights and state of the art sound system gave the audience the best listening experience possible. Lili, Dale, Jeff and Jonathan had a blast performing and could not have asked for a better room to give the fans their all.
ELECTRIC SOLD OUT SHOW!
March 17, 2018
Last night Lili & the Band: Dale Melton, Jeff Blount and Jonathan Whitney performed an exciting, electric sold out SRO show at Perkins Center For The Arts in Moorestown, NJ. After 25 years the very elite DeCafe Concert Series came to an end. Lili was honered to be the last artist to perform at one of the most sought after intimate performance venues. Coffee, food and an excellent performance space provided an upclose and personal night where fans were able to meet Lili and the Band in between sets and after the show. Most artists are rarely asked to return as the series only provided 8 shows a year. This however was Lili's third time and without a doubt the best!
March 6, 2018
Sunday night Lili was the recipient of the 2018 Homey Award for Best Songwriter for her 2017 release Another Place, Another Time. Lili in the meantime has been spending time in the studio working on a new full-length album. Some very nice work being done! Lili and the band are excited, especially with her long-time bassist Jeff Blount contributing. Details for a release date is forthcoming.
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Lili Añel (pronounced Ahn-Yell) considers music a calling. The musical visionary grew up in New York City where she discovered her passion for music. As a child Añel remembers singing along to her mother's Cuban, jazz and pop standard albums. Her mother supported Lili’s desire to join the church choir and her grandfather's recognition of how much joy singing brought to her served to set her feet firmly on the path of a career in music.