Sunday, 29 November 2009

Lilly of the West concert at the Bulgarian national radio

L-r: Rumen Boyadjiev, Lilly Drumeva, Svoboda Bozduganova

Lilly Drumeva reports from Bulgaria:

25 November 2009 was a memorable evening for musicians and fans at the Bulgarian national radio in Sofia. It was a special concert, recorded live at the beautiful Studio 1 Hall, and packed with more than 250 people. Recordings will be archived in the 'golden Bulgarian radio fund' to be played on special occasions. Lilly of the West performed a mix of country, bluegrass, western swing, blues, and some original material.

The band featured Lilly Drumeva (vocal), Yasen Vasilev (guitar), Ivan Penchev (fiddle), and Svoboda Bozduganova (upright bass), with guests Rayko Pepelanov (guitar), Michail Shihskov (dobro, piano) and Rumen Boyadjiev (drums). The concert finished on a high note with 'My window faces the south', on which everyone played a solo, followed by Leonard Cohen’s 'Hallelujah' as an encore. Guests were treated to a glass of wine and snacks after the show.

The encore, 'Hallelujah', can be seen on YouTube.