June 14, 2013
ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) is a percussive acoustic rock animal hailing from Baltimore, MD. Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass; flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop curl through what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting sounds in today’s folk(ish) music scene. Recently hailed as an audience-voted “Most-Wanted Artist” at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and a curiously Muppet-like stage presence into an exquisite package.
In the past year alone they’ve received accolades from the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, the National Association for Campus Activities, and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and over the years have played everything from bait shops, to biker weeks, colleges and coffeehouses and clothing-optional resorts.
Laura Grill Band
Although clearly infused with Jazz and Classical sensibilities, the Laura Grill Band is undeniably folk. Reflective lyrics are combined with tastes of chamber music, improvisation, and four-part harmonies to create a sound that is uncataloguesd.
The Boston Globe says that Laura Grill Band is "jump jazz, it’s barroom rock, it’s chamber folk, and it’s downright infectious”, and the Weekly Dig says, “There’s a moment or two on [Laura Grill’s] Never Before that make Norah Jones look crude and belligerent by comparison.”