Lilly Winwood, Chris Monteverde, John Thursday

Lilly Winwood

Chris Monteverde

John Thursday

Wed · May 29, 2019

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

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Lilly Winwood
Lilly Winwood
Singer/Songwriter from Gloucester, England / Nashville TN

In 2015, Lilly Winwood needed a vacation. The countryside of her native Gloucestershire, England felt too familiar, and London was, in her own words, “so big, so expensive, and reeked of havoc and loss and all that good stuff.” So Winwood hopped on a plane to Nashville, where she’d spent childhood summers visiting her mother’s family. The plan was to come back to England after a few weeks—but the vacation never ended.

Silver Stage, the debut EP from Lilly Winwood (daughter of classic rock legend Steve Winwood) chronicles this journey through earnest coming-of-age narratives and a sound that—much like her father’s work—offers an English take on traditional American roots music. Backed by Nashville-via-Australia producer Joshua Barber (Gotye, Archie Roach), the songs on “Silver Stage” blend Bonnie Raitt’s world-weary vocals, My Morning Jacket’s ethereal twang, and Brittany Howard's no-bullshit bravado to create an EP that pays homage to Lilly’s singer-songwriter idols (like John Prine) and establishes the twenty-one-year-old as a writer that’s wise beyond her years. For evidence, look no further than standout track “Safehouse,” a slow-burning, soulful meditation on adolescence that explores the bittersweet nature of growing up.

It’s no surprise that Lilly sounds at home on Silver Stage, though, considering she’s played music for most of her life. She’s written songs since her early teens (she wrote “London,” a song about an ex moving to the city, when she was fifteen), and she grew up playing in bands with her brother, Cal. Shortly after she began touring at age sixteen, and in 2016, she recorded a duet of “Higher Love” with her dad for a 2016 Hershey’s commercial, which Adweek lauded as “a true anthem spot.” This April, Lilly will hit the road as the support act for Steve Winwood’s Spring 2017 Tour. Silver Stage is set for a Spring 2017 release, with a full-length to follow.
Chris Monteverde
Chris Monteverde
Americana/Rock from Houston, TX

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Houston, Chris Monteverde (Monte) started playing the guitar as a kid one summer when most of his friends were away on vacation or summer camp. He was fortunate enough to have an amazing Spanish and Classical teacher by the name of Ron Hudson who saw his potential and love for the music and took him under his wing. During this apprenticeship, Monte got very involved in the Classical and Spanish art forms. Gradually he started to hone in on the wonders of rock and roll and the power of lyrics. He spent a lot of time listening to his family’s records and taking what he could from them. Monte started writing his own music at age thirteen and has been performing ever since.

Monte made his way to Austin, TX and a band called Jabberwalkie, which had a brief but powerful stint on the Austin music scene. Another band, Lies A Bloom, lasted about two and a half years. Austin treated him very well, giving Monte the opportunity to call some of the best venues in the city home including Antone’s, The Saxon Pub, Momo’s and Stubbs. At the height of his days on the Austin music scene he was recruited by a band in Houston called Navasota Rio. Navasota was the last band to be signed to CBS Dunhill records in late 1974 and produced their first album with the three-time Grammy award winning Gary Katz who produced the likes of Steely Dan, Chaka Kahn and Joe Cocker.

Monte is now pursuing his own music and currently plays around Houston doing acoustic shows and some larger shows with his own bands. He can also be seen performing around the great state of Texas with famed Texas singer songwriter Rich O'Toole.
John Thursday
John Thursday
Singer Songwriter from Birmingham AL

John Thursday is a folk singer with a wife, four kids, and an untethered relationship to time, space, and the conforms of society.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
http://www.thenickrocks.com/