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Special appearance at the Iron Horse

Join us in congratulating Susan on the release of her new solo CD, The Heart and the Hammer, and then come celebrate its release at the Iron Horse Music Hall on June 14th at 7:00 pm. The evening starts with a set by Telecaster master Bill Kirchen. Then Susan will take the stage with her fabulous backing band including Steph and Jenny on some background vocals! Tickets are available at the Northampton Box Office or at the door.


Grand opening in Greenfield

We're headed back to Greenfield for the grand opening weekend at the Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (formerly the Arts Block)! Joining us on Dobro, mando, bass and guitar will be our favorite side guys Jim Henry and Dave Chalfant! Our friend Eric Lee will open the show and maybe we can coax him and his fiddle up on stage with us too! Advance tickets are just $15 and available here.


Back at it in the new year

Medford, MA we're coming for you! We're performing in Susan's hometown on January 21st at the beautiful Chevalier Theatre. The fabulous Jim Henry will join us. If you want to join us, get your tickets here. The weekend before that we'll be performing for the first time at the Towne Crier Cafe opening for harmony folk trio Brother Sun.


The year in photos: 2016

Enjoy this slideshow of 2016 - the year we welcomed the fabulous Susan Cattaneo into our Lily fold. Thanks to everyone for your support as we embarked on our new adventures. We wish you joyous holidays and peace, love and unity in the new year!


Fri Nov 4th: Iron Horse Full Band Show!

Our annual Iron Horse Music Hall full band show is just around the corner. We have a stellar group of musicians joining us including local heroes Jim Henry on guitar, Dobro and mandolin and Dave Chalant (of Nields fame) on guitar, plus Jesse Williams on bass and Marco Giovino on drums. Special guest Ruby Henry opens the show accompanied by her dad (the aforementioned Jim Henry). Tickets are available at the Northampton Box Office.


Fall Weekend in PA and NJ

The 2nd weekend in October we're headed south! On Friday the 7th we'll reunite with two of our favorite people, the duo DaveLovesDonna as they open a show for us at Beam's Music School in Malvern, PA. Saturday we return to the Hawley Silk Mill in Hawley, PA - one of our favorite spaces to play in! Finally on Sunday we're headed to Ewing Township, NJ (near Steph's old stomping grounds!) to play an afternoon concert at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing. So it's a very special weekend made all the more special because Jim Henry, our favorite sideman, will be traveling with us the entire time (if he can stand it.) Visit our tour page to get the scoop on each show.


There's a new Lily in town

We're putting a ring on it and making it official. Meet the newest Lily, Susan Cattaneo! We were first introduced to Susan by our shared producer Lorne Entress. We ran into her again at a 4:00 am hotel lobby music jam a year or so later and we are so glad we kept in touch.

This past spring, Susan joined us as a guest vocalist for a few shows. That's all it took for us to know her exquisite voice and songwriting were the perfect Lily match.

Susan is an award-winning singer-songwriter and for 15 years has been teaching songwriting at the Berklee College of Music. In 2015 alone, Susan was a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards, and the USA Songwriting Competition.

We are thrilled to have her on board and can't wait for you to hear her. If you can't wait to hear her, watch this video of us performing Susan's song Abide.


Oh What a Night

Opening up for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Calvin Theatre was a dream come true. The fact that the staff at the Calvin took such good care of us and that the boys in the band were incredibly gracious was icing on the cake. They put on a fantastic show and invited us to join them to sing May the Circle Be Unbroken and The Weight. You can see some photos capturing the evening here.


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

What happens on May 12th? We open for the iconic Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA that's what! The show is part of their 50th anniversary tour and Susan Cattaneo and Jim Henry are on board too! Tickets are available at the Northampton Box Office and online at

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Upcoming Concerts


Time: 6:30 pm

Glendale Ridge Vineyard
155 Glendale Road | Southampton, MA 01073 - Map

We're excited to be returning to Glendale Ridge Vineyard (formerly Black Birch Vineyard)! Honorary Lily Jim Henry will be with us once again. Delicious wine is available for purchase and Sun Kim Bop and Sassy Mamma's Delectable Cupcakes food trucks will be on site! Doors open at 5:00. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. For more information call 413-527-0164 or visit

Cover: $15


8:00 pm

Folkstage - Live from WFMT Chicago
WFMT Midnight Special

This is a members-only show with a live radio broadcast at 8PM Central on WFMT Chicago. For more details visit

Listen live at 8pm central time on 98.7 WFMT Chicago

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What do you get when you combine beautiful images created by photographer Erik Hoffner with the title track to our new album? The Knockout Rose lyric video!

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