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The Boxcar Lilies
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(The Short Story)

Combining spine-tingling three-part harmony and exceptional songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music.

Though each member of the Massachusetts-based trio has a distinct singing talent, Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass, guitar), Stephanie Marshall (washboard, guitar), and Susan Cattaneo (guitar) deftly weave their voices into a delicious whole – a sound that is sometimes delicate, sometimes gritty, but always innovative and soul-stirring.

Their trademark harmonies may have put the band on the Americana music map, but their genuine and charming stage presence and off-the-cuff banter helped keep them there. They’ve brought their engaging live show to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including The Iron Horse Music Hall, Caffé Lena, Club Passim, and Philadelphia's Tin Angel.

The trio’s sparkling and lush brand of Americana has led to numerous opportunities including being selected for an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and performing at the 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as the #1 Most Wanted Emerging Artist.

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"Forty-plus years old isn’t the typical age at which to venture into a career in music, but that didn’t stop the three women who make up this Western Massachusetts group. They play an engaging mix of folky bluegrass and acoustic country with prominent, twining harmonies." --The Boston Globe, Highlights from the Green River Festival

“[The Boxcar Lilies] bring energy, improvisation and a charming presence to the stage each night. Anyone with an ear for folk or luscious harmonies will enjoy these women.” --Cape Cod Times

Each is blessed with a rich and expressive voice. It’s one of the secrets of The Boxcar Lilies’ potent vocal blend. Their music is far too earthy to be described as pretty, call it unabashedly lovely instead. “Folk,” of course, is an elastic term. With The Boxcar Lilies it frequently has a country feel, harkening back to pre-formula days when the narrative still seemed real and the emotions rang true. --The Watershed Post (NY)

"When we think of great harmonies in the contemporary roots music world, we think of bands like The Wailin' Jennys or Red Molly. We can now add The Boxcar Lilies to that list." --The Recorder (Greenfield, MA)

“Rooted in folk tradition, their sound is completely contemporary in the vein of Gillian Welch or Neil Young.” --CMJ.com

"Boy, can these girls sing. The trio of songstresses have beautiful harmony." Southcoast Today (MA), 10 Must See Acts at The New Bedford Folk Festival

"Fusing organic folk harmonies, dueling acoustic guitars, and keen lyricism, Americana trio The Boxcar Lilies debut a sophomore album whose catchiness is matched only by its complexity. At 35 minutes long, the album achieves a refreshing purity grounded in its originality and balance." Valley Advocate (MA), CD Shorts


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The Boxcar Lilies Are on the Right Track --Concert Blogger Music Magazine

Lilies of the Valley --The Hampshire Gazette (MA)

Getting To Know The Boxcar Lilies --No Depression

The Boxcar Lilies' Latest: Knockout Rose --The Recorder (MA)