I started writing this blog post a few times..describing Lily, calling her the "Sweetest 16", trying to put her voice into text. None of them seemed to bode well enough for her upcoming performance at the Maui Thing stage after seeing her live a few weeks ago. So I decided to go with technology and just embed a youtube video of her into the post! Like they say, "a picture speaks a thousand words."...and in this case, a video speaks a million. Lily's voice is inexplainable. She's a 16 year old Maui girl living in Kuau with the voice of a spectacular soul singer. Think Ella Fitzgerald meets today's Adele. She's classy but hip. Edgy yet local. Simple and beautiful. She's the cover story in the current issue of On Maui! Magazine, with the likes of Willie Nelson, Michael Buble and her producer, Bob Rock praising her talent. Check out this quick preview of her singing with Toby Couture..then come see them LIVE this First Friday on the Maui Thing stage. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and chill :)
thanks to Jennifer Rosenblad for the photo!