There was never a definitive moment when Lilly Winwood decided to become a musician, rather, she says, it was something that was always a part of her – part of the person she knew she always wanted to be. It probably helped that she grew up surrounded by music – her mother is from Nashville and her father, Steve Winwood, is known for his work with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, etc. And Lilly says, she was the odd one out in her group of friends – the one who always listened to Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, and Led Zeppelin. Through those experiences she has developed a sound that is wholly her own.
Lilly Winwood describes her 2017 debut EP, ‘Silver Stage’ as her “coming of age album,” and tells us about it in an exclusive Folk Alley Session performance recorded at the 2018 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.