Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Lilly Drumeva releases first bluegrass recording in Bulgarian language

Lilly Drumeva, Bulgarian bluegrass pioneer and founder of Lilly of the West, has written and recorded a new song in the Bulgarian language. The title is “Кънтри в душата” ('Country in my soul'), inspired by her love and passion for country and bluegrass music. She sings about the best years of her life, spent on the road with her band, moments of joy and happiness.

The song was recorded in two countries: Bulgaria and Slovakia. Instrumental tracks and arrangement are by talented Slovakian band Candy Floss featuring Michal Barok (mandolin), Dusan Hronec (guitar), Simona Schmidtova (banjo), Michal Kovac (fiddle), Anton Naroda (double bass). Lead and harmony vocals were added in Sofia by Lilly Drumeva, mixed and mastered by sound engineer Stamen Ianev.

“Кънтри в душата” ('Country in my soul') is inspired also by John Denver’s 'Take me home, country roads', which is one of the most popular country music songs in the world. Lilly deliberately quotes fragments of its chorus, in order to raise more attention. In Bulgaria the term 'bluegrass' is relatively unknown and people only hear about it through country music.

Enjoy Lilly’s new song and photos of Lilly of the West on YouTube. A professional video will be released very soon.

Lilly Drumeva discovered bluegrass and country music twenty years ago and it changed her life. Since 1996 she has toured throughout Europe and the United States, releasing nine studio albums to date. She is the founder, main musician and manager of Lilly of the West. She presents Bulgarian bluegrass and country music on Bulgarian national radio and TV.

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