(recorded in the Folk Alley studios at WKSU 89.7 FM, in Kent,OH)
The string and vocal ensemble Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), Corey DiMario (stand-up bass) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds.
Bands in the world of folk and roots music often find their line-ups to be fluid. Fine players make friends in a variety of combinations – and sometimes this movement can be tricky to follow. The string and vocal ensemble Low Lily started its life as Annalivia. A personnel shift led to a name change, but the core of the group is still tied to a contemporary take on traditional string music and vocal harmony. Low Lily stopped by Folk Alley's studio at WKSU in Kent, OH for a performance and interview that explains how they were inspired by the Rick Springfield classic “Jesse’s Girl.”