Zero Mile & The Bowery Presents

Devon Gilfillian

With Muddy Magnolias

Aisle 5

Sunday, January 28
7:00 doors / 8:00 show
All Ages
  • Price$16
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Devon Gilfillian

Devon Gilfillian fires twin barrels of gospel-blues and southern soul on his debut EP. Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of Gilfillian's voice, the songs shine a light on a young songwriter who grew up outside of Philadelphia, absorbing everything from the R&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi Hendrix. Now based in Nashville, Gilfillian puts a personalized stamp on those childhood influences, rolling them into five original songs that showcase not only his songwriting and singing, but also his talent as an instrumentalist. Raised by a musical family, Gilfillian grew up singing. He took up the electric guitar at 14 years old, kickstarting a fascination with classic rock and other sounds from an older generation. By the time college rolled around, Gilfillian was playing three-hour shows in a local cover band, performing songs by the Meters one minute and the Beatles the next. The gigs allowed him to explore the full range of his influences, but Gilfillian wanted to play his own music, too. With that in mind, he moved to Nashville, eager to chase down his own muse. Released in May 2016, the self-titled Devon Gilfillian finds him stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist. He recorded the songs with a small group of friends and collaborators, tapping drummer Jonathan Smalt and slide guitarist Jesse Thompson as co-producers. Equal parts swampy, funky, and enthralling, the record finds Gilfillian planting one foot in the classic sound of his influences, with the other foot pointing somewhere new and uncharted. After all, he's no revivalist. No nostalgia act. No retro wannabe. Instead, Gilfillian is a classic artist for the modern age, discovering new life in soulful sounds that have been making people dance for decades.

Muddy Magnolias

Muddy Magnolias is a Nashville based rock band fronted by Brooklyn native, Jessy Wilson. After landing in Nashville four years ago to further explore her career in songwriting, Wilson formed Muddy Magnolias—a raw, soulful extension of blues roots rock. Her essence on stage embodies her most beloved influences- Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner. The band found quick success touring with Gary Clark Jr., Zac Brown Band, Grace Potter, Record Company and debuting at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits music festival and more. Their debut album “Broken People”was release in October 2016 and was praised by New York Times, NPR and named number one on Yahoo’s “10 best new artists of 2016”.