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Devon Gilfillian Livestream Concert

THERE’ S AN ELECTION GOING ON

LIVESTREAM EVENT SET FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

Devon Gilfillian And Friends Will Perform Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On And Other Songs Of Freedom To Benefit The Equity Alliance

Today, Devon Gilfillian and Friends announced There’s An Election Going On; a livestream concert that will take place Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET in partnership with The Equity Alliance, Nugs.net and HeadCount.org. Stream the concert live HERE. The artists will perform Marvin Gaye’s classic album, What’s Going On, live. The event will also include special guests playing songs of protest, freedom and community. In addition to Gilfillian, performers will include Aaron Lee Tasjan, Breland, Drew Holcomb, Emoni Wilkins, Grace Potter, Jason Eskridge, Jason Isbell, Joy Oladokun, Katie Pruitt, Kyshona Armstrong, Lera Lynn, Local Natives, The Lone Bellow, Nickie Conley and The War and Treaty. For further details, visit www.devongilfillian.com.

An auction will take place in conjunction with the event. Proceeds from the event and auction will benefit Nashville-based grassroots non-profit The Equity Alliance. Devon Gilfillian says, I don’t have much political power, but I do have the power of music. I decided I wanted to learn the entirety of Marvin Gaye’s album, What’s Going On, and use that music to raise money to fight voter suppression, bring people together, and share the message that Marvin was trying to get across. Marvin simply wanted this country to have a conversation, an informed conversation, on the injustice and pain that people are facing. To simply look at what’s going on. Almost 50 years ago, this album came out, and every word still rings with such relevance.

To bring this music to life, I brought together my favorite artists in Nashville and beyond people who are passionate about the change that needs to happen. Also, I partnered with Equity Alliance and HeadCount for this mission. The Equity Alliance educates communities of color and low-income communities about the democratic process while fighting the voter suppression that still exists to this day in TN. HeadCount has also been on the front lines, making sure people have the tools to use their voice in this election coming up. To me, making our voices heard is the most important thing we can do. People have died for the right to vote in this country, and right now we see politicians making that harder for us. Now is the time to fight. Today’s announcement coincides with National Voter Registration Day 2020. To register to vote or to check your registration status, visit https://www.headcount.org.

Gilfillian’s debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, was released by Capitol Records earlier this year. It includes his top 15 AAA radio hit, The Good Life, a rallying cry for inclusion. Streams of The Good Life skyrocketed after Gilfillian performed the song on CBS This Morning Saturday. The collage-style lyric video for The Good Life incorporates images that Gilfillian captured in Nashville over the summer, during the BLM protests. View the lyric video HERE.

American Songwriter hailed The Good Life as [a] soul-soothing ode to finding peace and beauty in life. The Tennessean hailed Black Hole Rainbow as one of the best albums released this year, period. The album also won a spot on Iowa Public Radio’s list of The Best New Albums (So Far) Of 2020. The New York Times said, Devon Gilfillian, a soul songwriter based in Nashville, made his formidable debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, with Shawn Everett warping vintage sounds toward something deep and strange.

Gilfillian performed the national anthem at NASCAR 2020 on the day they banned the Confederate flag. He recently launched The Good Life Fund, which supports organizations that are doing good in the world, including Give A Note Foundation and Rebuilding Together Nashville. Gilfillian has played numerous festivals, including Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz. He has supported such artists as Mavis Staples, was Grace Potter, Local Natives, Lauren Daigle, KALEO, Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Brothers Osborne and Michael Franti & Spearhead.

DEVON GILFILLIAN x SUMMER TOUR

Devon Gilfillian will play a mixture of headline shows, festivals and dates with ZZ Ward on his upcoming North American tour. The run kicks off this Saturday, May 5, with a performance at Nashville’s Sevier Park Festival. He will also perform at Forecastle, Floydfest, Xponential and the Tremblant International Blues Festival. Tickets are on sale now. See below for itinerary.
Troublemaker, his first single for Capitol Records, is now available for download/streaming on all digital platforms HERE. The bluesy track, which kicks off with Gilfillian on slide guitar, was heard during 2018 NFL Draft programming and advertising. The young artist was in Texas last week to kick off Round 1 of the draft. Watch him performing the national anthem HERE.
“There’s a lot to like about Gilfillian’s songs, his musical muscle is tempered by his swagger and confidence,” NPR Music said. Growing up outside Philadelphia, he took up the electric guitar at age 14. After moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, Gilfillian self-released his debut, Travelin’ Blues, a five-song collection of originals that showcased his powerful blend of soul, blues, rock and gospel.
Gilfillian sold out his first-ever headline shows in Philadelphia and Nashville and has supported such artists as Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Jimmy Vaughn, The Lone Bellow, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and The Fray. Listen to his performance on NPR; World Cafe Nashville HERE
Devon Gilfillian North American Tour
5/5  Nashville, TN @ Sevier Park Fest
5/17 Wilmington, NC @ Bourgie Nights w/Leah Blevins opening
5/18 Elizabeth City, NC @ North Carolina Potato Festival
5/19 Beaufort, NC @Beaufort Music Festival
5/25 Brevard, NC @ White Squirrel Festival
6/21 Panama City, FL @ Panama City Beach  Summer Concert Series
6/23 Fayetteville, AR @ Homegrown Festival
6/29 Arnoldsville, GA @ Wildwood Revival
6/30 Abingdon, VA @ Abingdon Music Experience
7/1 Bethlehem, PA @ Levitt Pavilion Summer Series
7/4 Portland, ME @ L.L. Bean: Summer in the Park
7/6 Bethlehem, NH @ The Colonial Theatre
7/7 Mont Tremblant, QC @ Tremblant International Blues Festival
7/8 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel ߝ Underground
7/11 Rochester, NY @ Abilene Bar & Lounge
7/13 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Fest
7/14 Mt. Solon, VA @ Red Wing Roots Music Festival
7/16 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman ߝ supporting ZZ Ward
7/17 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall ߝ supporting ZZ Ward
7/18 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club ߝsupporting ZZ Ward
7/19 Middlesboro, KY @ Levitt Amp Music Series
7/20 ߝ Durham, NC @ Durham Central Park Summer Series
7/27-28 ߝ Floyd, VA @ Floydfest
7/29 ߝ Camden, NJ @ Xponential Festival

Devon Gilfillian Releases ‘TROUBLEMAKER’

Devon Gilfillian’s new song, ‘Troublemaker, will be heard during 2018 NFL Draft programming, airing on NFL Network, FOX and ESPN from April 26-28. The song, which has also been tapped for this NFL ad, is now available for download/streaming on all digital droppable platforms HERE. Today, Gilfillian will perform the national anthem before Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft, which takes place in Arlington, TX NFL.com/DraftExperience.

Now signed to Capitol Records, Gilfillian grew up outside Philadelphia and took up the electric guitar at age 14. After moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he self-released his first EP in 2016. The five-song collection of originals showcased Gilfillian’s soulful style is a powerful blend of R&B, blues, rock and gospel. The EP won praise from NPR Music’s Ann Powers, who noted, “His self-released, self-titled debut EP captures his exuberance and musical openness, setting the stage for what promises to be a brilliant career.” Listen to his performance on NPR’s World Cafe Nashville HERE.

Gilfillian sold out his first-ever headline shows in Philadelphia and Nashville and has supported such artists as Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Marc Broussard, Jimmy Vaughn, The Lone Bellow, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Anderson East and The Fray. Check out his thoughts on time travel, Isaac Hayes, his dream collaboration and his biggest nightmare in this Q&A from The Bluegrass Situation.