Feels oddly appropriate to post this one the week of Thanksgiving – Lilli Lewis’ Americana, which is as much an assertion as title – claiming the right to her music as Americana:

When Lewis was featured in the Americana Music Association’s virtual “Black Equity in Americana: A Conversation” live-stream, she stated: “Black artists and black art have been at the heart of Americana since its inception, and now we’re in a position to address what this means from a relatively new point of view.”

Might be technically via Louisiana Red Hot Records (it is described as her third full length for the label on Bandcamp) but there are no label references on the LP itself or sleeve.

Produced by Lewis and Mark Bingham and recorded in lots of different places. Includes “ad lib” vocals from Lady A – presumably not the artist once known as Lady Antebellum but the original Lady A.

I was lucky to see Lewis at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard MA and bought this one directly from her merch table.