The Black Lillies On Mountain Stage Cruz Contreras is the raspy-voiced frontman of The Black Lillies, a Knoxville-based band with a buoyant brand of Americana. He and his cohorts debut some new songs on their Mountain Stage debut.
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The Black Lillies On Mountain Stage

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The Black Lillies On Mountain Stage

The Black Lillies On Mountain Stage

The Black Lillies On Mountain Stage

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The Black Lillies perform on Mountain Stage.

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Set List

  • "Two Hearts Down"
  • "Peach Pickin'"
  • "Shepherd’s Song"
  • "Little Darlin'"
  • "Ruby"
  • "Rain" (performed by Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage Band)

Vocalist Cruz Contreras, steel guitarist Tom Pryor, drummer Jamie Cook, bassist Robert Richards and vocalist Trisha Gene Brady make up the new Americana band The Black Lillies.

Contreras was the "CC" of Robinella And The CCstringband, a group he co-founded. Hailing from East Tennessee, The Black Lillies formed in 2008 and released their debut album, Whiskey Angel, the same year. In this Mountain Stage perormance, the band previews some of its new songs, including "Two Hearts Down" and "Peach Pickin'."

This segment concludes with Julie Adams and the Mountain Stage Band performing Patty Griffin's "Rain."

This performance originally ran on Dec. 8, 2010.