As many of you know, our dark-haired Lily, Katie Clarke played her final concert with the Lilies on New Year's Eve. So it's a time of transition for us remaining Lilies as we look for a replacement for Katie (though she is irreplaceable). We'll be taking a little break from touring in January and February. Come March we'll hit the road again and perform a series of concerts with special guest artists playing the role of the "alto Lily" including Susan Cattaneo, Jim Henry, and Kate Maguire and Claudia SanSoucie from the duo Beggar's Ride. Visit our tour page to get the scoop on each show.
Enjoy this slideshow of our adventures in 2015. There were so many wonderful moments, so many gracious concert hosts and fun-loving audiences, and so many inspiring musicians who played with us. We are especially grateful to all of you who helped make our new album Knockout Rose a reality. We wish you all a music and laughter-filled healthy, happy new year!
Knockout Rose made appearances on some "best of 2015" lists including WAMC's Wanda Fischer's favorite albums of 2015, KVMR's John Rumsey's top ten albums of 2015, WGDR's Mark Michaelis' fave releases of 2015, and WVIA's George Graham's best albums of 2015. Plus our cover of Fred Eaglesmith's Freight Train made this cool list from Cover Lay Down of the year's best Coverfolk singles.
Knockout Rose debuted at #5 on the International Folk DJ charts. It also rose to #4 on the Roots Music Report Contemporary Folk Album Charts. To all of the DJs and radio stations that support independent musicians, we thank you from the bottom of our Lily hearts!
Steve Pfarrer wrote a wonderful piece for The Daily Hampshire Gazette about us and our upcoming album release show at the Iron Horse. You can read it here!
William "Biff" Kennedy
Charterhouse Music Group
The Boxcar Lilies
PO Box 362 Ashfield, MA 01330