Lily Henley and Duncan Wickel are two artists at the forefront of folk music today. With influences that span cultures and continents, and strong commitments to both tradition and experimentation, Henley and Wickel both offer us music that is as melodically rich as it is emotionally resonant. We are so excited to present their special collaboration.
Lily is a singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist who has performed her original songs around the world. Combining elements of Sephardi and American folk music, Lily’s music is deeply original, with lyrics sung in English, Judeo-Spanish and Hebrew. She utilizes her singular talent and vast knowledge of folk music from across the globe to give audiences a profound experience, one that feels both rooted in tradition, but always striving forward.
Duncan is an accomplished bowed-string instrumentalist who has performed internationally at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Grand Ole’ Opry and the Bibliotheca Alexandria in Egypt. He can also be seen on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series with Rising Appalachia. Whether playing violin or cello, classical or folk, Duncan always merges his deep technique with a moving soulfulness.
We cannot wait for this special evening of music, collaboration and community.