Meet The Sweet Lillies

Sweet_LilliesWe’re neck deep in editing our documentary film right now and still have a few more interviews we want to complete and today we’re in the field filming wintertime scenes at Fireside Winery’s Brickyard Hill Vineyard.  We’ve spent about 12 hours in the editing suite already (with many more to come) and we’re thinking about the soundtrack and songs for our documentary.

Developing the sound and feel for our film is an iterative and creative process involving many artistic people and over the coming months we’ll introduce you to them.  Today, we’d like to welcome The Sweet Lillies to our project!

My good friend, Jennifer Farnum, lives in Colorado and turned me on to a new and exciting band that’s touring and I recently reached out to the band and spoke with Julie Gussaroff (band member, upright bass player and singer/songwriter) and pitched our idea of working with The Sweet Lillies.  They were incredibly warm and receptive and within a couple weeks Julie sent me an early rendition of a song for our documentary film (see YouTube video below; Video courtesy of Che Harness).

The music and soundtrack of our Wine Diamonds movie will give soul to our film and the unfolding process of working with talented artists is inspiring and heartwarming.  We encourage you to check out The Sweet Lillies, like their Facebook page, and support local music!

 

About The Sweet Lillies:  Skyrocketing to the top of the jamgrass scene, The Sweet Lillies’ high-energy, melodic tunes have quickly captured the hearts and music souls of fans in Colorado and beyond. The band, formed a mere one year ago, credits its appeal to the original and compelling songwriting of all four of its members along with the siren-like lead vocals of Alexandra Schwan. The magnetic combination of Alexandra on the guitar, Julie Gussaroff on the upright bass, Becca Bisque on the viola, and Danjo Lynn on the banjo–together with powerful three-part female harmony–give this band a rare and alluring sound. As testament to their appeal, The Sweet Lillies have already shared the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, Vince Herman, Kyle Hollingsworth, Andy Hall, Bill McKay, Jake Wolf, Dave Abear, Leftover Salmon, Yarn, and Drunken Hearts. Based out of Colorado’s Front Range, The Sweet Lillies are continually expanding their audience and reach, building fan and critic support through an unwavering commitment to creativity, a contagious love of music, and a get-up-and-dance attitude that spreads lots of love and smiles.

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4 thoughts on “Meet The Sweet Lillies

  1. We have been promoting your film to our patrons and there seems to be a lot of interest in the concept. Any estimates about when the film will be ready for release?
    John Marshall
    Lake Pepin Winery
    Lake City, MN

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    1. Hi John! Great to hear from you. Thanks for sharing our film with your customers! We’re busy editing and have a couple more interviews to complete but we’re on track for a Spring 2016 release. We’ll let you know the date when we figure that out. Cheers, Brad

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    1. Hi James,

      Thanks for the note. Am a huge fan of the Michigan wine industry (and was born and raised there). While we wished we could have made it to Michigan we were unable to raise sufficient funds to travel beyond Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Though we weren’t able to visit Michigan we feel most of the stories transcend locale and represent the challenges (and opportunities) of growing wine grapes and making extraordinary wine in the northern regions. For the past 18 months we’ve filmed and now we are in the final stages of editing and hope to have the film ready for release later this spring.
      Cheers, Brad

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