Hafen 2ProgrammLily Talmers

Lily Talmers

Hafen 2, Offenbach am Main Fr, 26. Juli

26. Juli 2024 - 19:30
Doors at 19:00
Hafen 2, Nordring 129, 63067 Offenbach am Main, Deutschland
About the event

Mit vierköpfiger Band spielt Lily Talmers heute ihr Hafen 2 Debüt - wir freuen uns sehr auf sie; allein schon wegen ihrer tollen Videos zu Life's So Fun und Hope, You Whore. Auf ein Genre würde sie ungern festgeschrieben werden. Wenn doch, dann zu Folk - in seiner Definition als Music of the people. Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Gillian Welch und Leonard Cohen sind Referenzen. Lily Talmers Songs sind mitunter dunkel und getragen von wundervoller Traurigkeit, dann wieder sprühen sie vor Lust und Freude. Wir wünschen euch viel Vergnügen bei diesem Konzert, das bei gutem Wetter draußen stattfinden soll.

Lily hopes her voice will lull you into Midwestern-accent-induced submission. Once called “a real artist in a sea of abc family series previews,” she hopes her songs are in fact, as the same person also said, “not a finger painting of a mood.” A metro-Detroit native who now resides in Brooklyn, New York, released her second full-length album, "Hope is the Whore I Go To," on July 29th, 2022. 

A writer, musician, educator, lecturer and community member, Lily studied comparative literature and ethnomusicology during her undergraduate years at the University of Michigan. She is teacher during the spring at the University of Michigan’s New England Literature program, and has taught as a guest lecturer through U of M’s Residential College and Performing Arts Technology Programs. 

With a voice described as ethereal, and lyricism as wistful as it is cutting, Lily credits the likes of Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Gillian Welch and Leonard Cohen for her beginnings as a songwriter, and various odds and ends for her development as a musician and instrumentalist. Her sound is rooted in the 60’s folk revival, with moments that reveal her broad fascination with music— the influence of Greek, Lusophone, and classical music all subtly swirl around in her melodies. Her hope is not to be tied down by genre, but rather to engage with "folk music" as it is most loosely defined-- that is, "the music of the people." 

It Is Cyclical, Missing You

For Nearly Nothing

So Fun

, You Whore