Devon Gilfillian's Old-School Influences Shine On 'Black Hole Rainbow' : World Cafe Gilfillian just released his debut full-length album that showcases his range of influences, from Hendrix to Al Green to Afrobeat, inspired by a recent trip to South Africa.
NPR logo

Devon Gilfillian On World Cafe

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/807001968/807029117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Devon Gilfillian's Old-School Influences Shine On 'Black Hole Rainbow'

Devon Gilfillian's Old-School Influences Shine On 'Black Hole Rainbow'

Devon Gilfillian On World Cafe

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/807001968/807029117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Set List

  • "Unchained" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
  • "Get out And Get It (Jacquel Remix)"
  • "Get Out And Get It"
  • "The Good Life"

Devon Gilfillian radiates warmth. He's got one of those inviting smiles that lights up the room, plus the voice to match. Over the last few years, he moved from his hometown near Philadelphia to the musical epicenter of Nashville. Since then, he's been making a name for himself, thanks to that voice, his Hendrix-inspired playing and his unflappably positive attitude.

Gilfillian just released his debut full-length album, Black Hole Rainbow, one that finds him mixing his many old-school influences, from Hendrix to Al Green, to Afrobeat, inspired by a recent trip to South Africa. In this session, we talk about that trip, plus hear songs from his new album recorded live from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Episode Playlist