November 18, 2011
On Friday, November 18 at 7:30, Tripping Lily returns to the STC Theater. Their sold-out STC show in April of this year warranted a quick return by many in the audience that night. With Demetrius Becrelis (guitar/vocals/ukulele), brother Alex Becrelis (mandolin/vocals), Monica Rizzio (fiddle/vocals/ukulele), and Laird Boles (stringed bass), Tripping Lily blends a unique sound of traditional and contemporary genres. A group of musicians who draw their inspiration from within, Tripping Lily has explored songwriting with their personal and professional passion. Touted as fresh, energetic, and alive, Tripping Lily’s pop-rock groundwork is cross-fertilized with folk music and cutting edge vocal harmonies. The band’s unique ability to absorb traditional music while speaking to the here and now is proof of their versatility as contemporary musicians. This young quartet might be described as a string band with pop music sensibilities, or perhaps a cutting edge vocal quartet with acoustic instruments. With two Independent Music Award nominations, being featured on Showtime’s New Hit Series The Big C, and hitting number one for several weeks on Boston’s Folk Station WUMB - it is no wonder why the Boston Globe called the band “…..a genre unto itself.” Tickets for Tripping Lily are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.