Liliana Rose

Greenwich Village’s folk scene has an epic history, with bards playing for pennies in its many clubs and cafes. It is from this cloth which LiliAna Rose’s sturdy and enveloping folk rock hails. With wit of a poet, the soul of a troubadour, and the voice of an ingénue, LiliAna Rose has captivated an international audience stretching from New York City all the way to Japan.
Raised by a postman and a poet in the suburbs outside of New York City, LiliAna was born into what she lovingly dubs “a house full of noise. My grandfather was often over playing Italian folk songs on accordion, my dad was endlessly playing the guitar, uncles on harmonica and aunts on piano, that sort of thing.” LiliAna Rose’s songwriting resonates with this sense of community and timelessness, but it’s delivered in a warm honey voice ever so informed by the present.
The mystical elements of songwriting intoxicated LiliAna when she first discovered Bob Dylan’s “Blonde on Blonde” in her father’s record collection at age 8. Suddenly she was fascinated with words and she went looking for them in Joni Mitchell’s “Blue,” Neil Young’s “Harvest,” and beyond. Having studied literature and politics at university, her own brand of neo-folk is informed by the writing of Edith Wharton and other early American novels of Old New York. It is no accident that her large fan base listens with rapture not only to the lilting melody of LiliAna’s voice but also to the words which she sings.
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