The Austin 100: Devon Gilfillian Devon Gilfillian's glittering, soulful sound intersects with everything from vintage R&B to ragged folk-rock, but there's one constant: a rangy, wonderfully expressive, sandy-smooth voice.
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The Austin 100: Devon Gilfillian

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Devon Gilfillian.

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Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

Genre: Soul

Why We're Excited: Devon Gilfillian's glittering, soulful sound intersects with everything from vintage R&B to ragged folk-rock, but there's one constant on his debut album Black Hole Rainbow: a rangy, wonderfully expressive, sandy-smooth voice. Equally suited to forlorn blues and the rousing, anthemic, roof-raising uplift of "Unchained," Gilfillian appears poised for — and well-suited to — ubiquity.

Listen to Devon Gilfillian's "Unchained"

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