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Cold Comfort features 13 original songs by John Lilly, recorded with a virtual “who’s who” of amazing guest artists, including Bill Kirchen, Sonny Landreth, Tim O’Brien, Bobby Flores, Floyd Domino, Kayton Roberts, Johnny Staats, Brennen Leigh, Tom Lewis, Ric Ramirez, Skip Edwards, and Tommy Detamore. From the solid Texas shuffle of the title track, to the swinging acoustic picking of “Short and Sweet” and the Allmann Brothers-inspired “Come and Go,” this surprising collection adds a full-band sound to John’s great vocals and creative songwriting.
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Live on Red Barn Radio presents John Lilly as the engaging and personable entertainer audiences have come to love over the years. Spot-on solo performances, accompanied by his own stellar guitar and mandolin work, are highlighted by lively spoken introductions and interview segments. John Lilly: Live on Red Barn Radio is a must-have for fans of John Lilly who wish to take home a souvenir of his memorable live show, and an excellent introduction to the music, repertoire and personality of this unique American performer.
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This 14-song CD includes 10 brilliantly written songs by Lilly. These songs, and Lilly’s traditional approach, are what is missing in country music today. You can feel the passion in Lilly’s voice as he plays his acoustic guitar... This is a fun country CD, provided by someone who understands what country music is all about. Lilly delivers in every possible way, keeping alive the dream that country music still lives.
— Don Zelasny, Americana Roots
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A wonderful mix of old-time ballads, early country, and original songs that sound and feel as old as the early ones. The musicianship is as good as you'll hear anywhere – the lead and harmony vocals are among the best I have ever heard. The yodeling on “No Hard Times” would make Jimmie Rodgers proud. The guitar accompaniment on the ballads shows great feeling and only enhances the words. I could go on, but this is an exceptional recording of the old, not so old, and new.
— John Blisard
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In the 1990’s, singer and guitarist John Lilly and fiddler Ralph Blizard toured throughout America with their absolutely unique version of old-time music. John was 36 at that time and Ralph 72. In 1991, they brought out the collection “Blue Highway” on cassette tape. Now John Lilly has brought out these recordings along with a number of live recordings on CD. John Lilly is singing with an easy facility and playing guitar excellently, and Ralph Blizard is a phenomenally fine fiddler. “Blue Highway” delivers more than an hour of timeless, old-time music. A beautiful disk.
— Moors Magazine
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John Lilly ranges from cowboy ballads to Primitive Baptist hymns to Tin Pan Alley and back, all with spare but pristine accompaniment on guitar, mandolin and fiddle, and with harmonies on some cuts by the remarkable Ginny Hawker. The careful arrangement of songs on the disc produces a song cycle which is a musical and spiritual journey from heartbreak and disappointment to solace and redemption -- with a dash of humor and yodeling for good measure. If there is any justice in the universe, the folks whose ears have been opened by the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack will have a chance to enjoy another example of acoustic music from the first half of the 20th century, embodied in a contemporary voice. Very highly recommended!
— Edith Folta
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John Lilly's original, traditional, and classic country music hits home and rings true. From hidden masterpieces by Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Louvin Brothers to ancient folk ballads and creative original songs, John Lilly presents music of unusual depth and sincerity.
John is featured in the Winter 2013 issue of Sing Out!
Come & Go with John Lilly: A Lifetime Love Affair with Old-Time Music
– By John Lupton, Sing Out! Magazine
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