Hey Friends! I'm Lily Henley, a singer, songwriter, fiddler and painter based in Brooklyn, NY! I'm making my first full length solo album this year, and I'm asking for your support!
In 2012 I released “Words Like Yours” a 7-song EP, and since then I have performed extensively with my own band, as well as in a duo with multi-instrumental phenom Duncan Wickel, and alongside many well known folk musicians including Michael Daves, Brittany Haas, Bruce Molsky, Rushad Eggleston, David Krakauer and The Duhks. My performances have featured my own original music in English and Ladino, as well as newly arranged Ladino and Hebrew folk songs. In 2016 I founded Folk Fights Back, a non-profit organization, along with my friends Rachel Baiman (10 String Symphony) and Kaitlyn Raitz (Oliver the Crow). We helped put on more than 30 concerts featuring top young folk artists across 9 cities in the United States and abroad to raise funds for organizations tackling major social issues like environmental litigation, immigration, women’s rights, lgbtq rights, and racial justice.
In July of 2017 I dove into a prolific few months of writing, and came out with a dozen new songs. It’s been a long time coming, but I'm excited to say that I’m ready, and with your help I’ll be able to successfully record and release this music into the world, and hopefully onto a stage near you!
These new songs are the heart of what this album is about. They’re songs about freedom and adventure, about insidious power dynamics and gender issues. They’re stories about childhood love, rage, fear of an uncertain future, memories and hope. I wrote the whole album using my fiddle, and it feels natural and honest, with a stronger commitment to melodies I can get excited about singing, and to the rhythm and nuance of my own voice. I can’t wait to share this material with you, and with your support I’ll be able to successfully create this album!