The Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their standout marriage of superb songwriting and spine-tingling, innovative harmonies. Accompanying themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, concert ukulele, electric bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including the Birchmere Music Hall, Club Passim, and Philadelphia’s Tin Angel.
Based in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, The Boxcar Lilies are Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall, and Katie Clarke - three singer-songwriters that met through a local musicians’ cooperative and, despite having different musical backgrounds and tastes, discovered a shared passion for three-part harmony. At the time they met, Clarke was playing bluegrass and traditional country, Marshall was recording contemporary country and rock songs in Nashville, and Goodspeed was writing in the vein of 70’s-era singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell. Despite their stylistic differences, their singing voices, like their writing voices, combined to make a whole that was somehow greater than the sum of its parts.
Opening up for the Lilies are the West River Valley’s very own Dusty Pilgrims, featuring Rob McGregor and Dave Arnold
The Dusty Pilgrims play timeless songs about truck drivin’, train-hoppin’, and riverboat gamblin’. The Dusty Pilgrams mix up bluegrass, swing, and acoustic rock for their own high-energy, up-tempo songs.
The concert begins at 7 pm and admission is $10. Part of the proceeds from the concerts in this summer series go toward the Jamaica Town Hall programming budget.