Lily Wilson grew up on a ranch in an isolated valley near Napa, California, where her family grows wine grapes. Her nearest neighbor was three miles away, and she spent most of her time exploring the countryside, listening to music and teaching herself to sing and play guitar. She found inspiration in her parents' old records by artists like Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, The Beatles, and Janis Joplin. Her career in music started when Lily moved to Spain at nineteen. While there she was drawn to the Flamenco music coming from the gypsy caves above the city, and also to the Moroccan music she heard in her neighborhood in Granada. She played and sang solo and in bands, on street corners, tea shops, and bars all over Andalusia. Her first CD, "Winter Song," was recorded in Hawaii, where she spent a year writing and recording with White Termite Records, an independent label on Maui. Adam Seymour, guitarist for The Pretenders, and Susie Hug, lead-singer of the Katydids, both helped produce and played on "Winter Song." She then moved to Los Angeles, where she wrote and recorded her second, self-titled C.D. with producer/ slack-key guitarist, Jim West (Westernmost Music.) Lily's recent solo travels through Chile and Argentina for three months with a backpacking guitar and lots of journals provided the inspiration for the 12 new songs (two in Spanish) which make up her third CD, "Stargazer," recorded in L.A. with producer/ Melissa Etheridge bassist, Mark Browne. Now based in Los Angeles, Lily performs locally and all over the country; and continues to write and record with Mark Browne. She has also been lending her voice to other artists' projects, and has sung with Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Kenny Loggins, Patty Griffin, and Melissa Etheridge. Listen for her on Melissa Etheridge\'s new release, \'The Awakening.\' In 2007, Lily won the L.A. Music Awards \'Female Vocal of the Year\' in the AC category for her new song, \'A Little Life,\' which is featured on her brand new release, "The Right Time."
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