Local indie rock quintet Carry Illinois will be releasing their new full length, Alabaster, this month. The band is led by lead singer/songwriter Lizzy Lehman and also includes guitarist Darwin Smith, bassist John Winsor, drummer Rudy Villarreal and keyboardist Derek Morris. According to the band’s bio, Lizzy’s musical foundation is firmly rooted in ‘60s and ‘70s folk rock (Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Carole King). She also cites more contemporary and recent favorites such as Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch, and Brandi Carlile along with classic pop, Motown, and Americana. This extensive list of artists and sounds clearly influences her songwriting. You can get a glimpse of the band’s sound on Smoke and Medicine and Detroit Snow, which can be found on the new LP.
The band will be holding their album release party on Wednesday, March 25t at Cheer Up Charlie’s with two other local folk influenced bands, The Loblolly Boy and The Deer. This is a FREE show and the first 20 people through the door will receive a ticket to be entered to win a Carry Illinois Prize Pack (which includes Alabaster on vinyl and CD, a sticker, and a button).
:Carry Illinois – Smoke And Medicine:
:Carry Illinois – Detroit Snow: