Lilith 2010 Verizon Wireless Irvine CA
What a wonderful and incredibly diverse show the Lilith Fair was.
There were 11 Bands/Performers there that varied in Genre from Country to Latin.
The crowd was light until the sun went down then the amphitheater was filled to approximately 70% (by my eye).
Most that I asked were there o see Sarah McLachlan, but my personal favorite was the lovely Miranda Lambert.
Some of the lesser known artists put on some phenomenal shows considering the tiny stages they were put on to perform.
Here are some photos from the show.
As quoted from the LA press Kit.
In 1996, Sarah McLachlan decided she wanted to tour with an all-female line-up. Promoters were fussy about the idea and said an all-female bill would never work. Sarah, along with her two managers Terry McBride and Dan Fraser, and New York talent agent Marty Diamond, set out to prove them wrong. On June 14, 1996, 15,000 people showed up at Michigan’s Pine Knob Amphitheatre to see what would become the birth of Lilith Fair.
Over its three year run (1997-1999), Lilith Fair had over 1.5 million fans in attendance and raised more than $10 million for national and local women’s. Nearly 11 years later, Lilith returns and continues the tradition of celebrating women in music, breaking down boundaries by uniting iconic and up-and-coming female artists across all genres into one musical community of support and celebration.
The following is the list of artists scheduled to perform today:
The Lilith co-founder and multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is back with her just released first album of brand new material in seven years entitled Laws Of Illusion. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #3 and garnered rave reviews. USA Today noted: “Some of her most buoyant and beautifully crafted songs ever. Candid and thoughtful, Laws Of Illusion, finds her tackling heartache head-on and leaves no doubt that she wants to find love again – and will.” Sarah has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and is the recipient of three Grammy Awards. After an 11-year hiatus, Sarah and her partners decided the time was right to celebrate women once again. She returns to the stage this summer as the only headliner on every Lilith date. www.sarahmchlachlan.com
Three-time GRAMMY® nominee, platinum-selling recording artist and hit singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert recently added her first CMT Award to an already impressive list of accolades, including Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards and nods from the Grammy and Teen Choice Awards. Her current single, “Only Prettier,” follows the 4 week Number 1 hit “The House That Built Me,” from her critically-acclaimed third album Revolution. She scored her first career No. 1 single earlier this year with “White Liar,” the first single from Revolution.
Born in the U.S., but steeped in her parents culture, Jenni Rivera is the undisputed Queen of Banda in the very man’s world. She turned Latin music on its head when she becamee the first female artist to speak out, in her music and in her life, for women’s emotional, cultural and work rights. She is a songwriter, a performer, a television producer, the creator and distributor of her own cosmetics and clothing line and runs her own anti-violence organization. She is also a Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. http://www.jenniriveramusic.com/
Grammy Award winning Emmylou Harris is truly one of the most loved and respected recording artists in America. Her career has never waned in its near 40-year span of top selling and critically acclaimed releases. Her solo career would be impressive on its own, but it grows legendary when you see the list of contemporaries (Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams) who have been drawn to her sweet voice and intimate lyrics for collaborations.
Paste Magazine called her “the best voice in indie rock,” and if you’ve ever heard Brandi Carlile sing, you know they are right. She recently released her third album, Give Up the Ghost, and is currently touring relentlessly with her longtime bandmates (the “twins” Tim and Phil Hanseroth, cellist Josh Neumann and drummer Allison Miller). Carlile’s career wish list is coming alive right before her eyes: she
recorded a duet with Elton John, taped her first performance on the legendary Austin City Limits, has been invited to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, and will be a main stage performer at this summer’s Lilith Fair.
MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
Marina (And The Diamonds) Diamandis is living, breathing, belting, vogue-ing proof of the unfathomable possibilities contained within organic pop in 2010. “I really couldn’t give a damn whether pop’s in fashion this week or not, I’d be writing the same music, regardless” she scoffs. She’s the complete songwriter/performer. 50% Greek, 50%Welsh, 100% frolicking fairytale creature. A girl with virtually no musical schooling, for whom heart scorching choruses miraculously seem to appear at the tips of her fingers with each preposterous limb fling. A voice that both lures sailors to shores and wards ships from rocks. A mind that hacks apart the fabric of Now and serves it up in an ice-cream sundae for all to guzzle down. A performer whose onstage movement has been reminding lackluster gig-goers across the land the true meaning of ‘show time’. But like all the best popstars, dissecting their charms does them no justice. For Marina possesses that oh-so elusive ingredient. The one that had its name not been forsaken by reality television’s chart napalm strike, we might dare term something like ‘x-factor’. Some of the greatest should-be British smash hits this side of the Millennium aside, Marina just has it. The presence, the poise, the patter. A sonic boom of a laugh that seemingly punctuates her every sentence. She’s five foot five of hourglass sensation in waiting, and this is her year.
Celebrated California duo The Weepies return with their third album Be My Thrill on August 31 (Nettwerk). Their deepest, most accessible album yet, Be My Thrill is a collection of 14 tracks that crystallize the pair’s organic acoustic sound and pop harmonies. A favorite of TV and film supervisors, their music has been featured everywhere from an Obama viral campaign to blockbuster movies like Sex And The City to hit TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Brothers And Sisters, Gossip Girl and Life Unexpected, with over 100 TV/film placements to date. Their prolific songwriting abilities have also gained the hearts and admiration of high-profile artists, from songwriting collaborations with Mandy Moore and Colbie Caillat, to public praise from Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus and Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody. www.theweepies.com
Born in Aruba and raised all over the world, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Susan Justice is an intriguing, authentic new voice on the pop landscape, with vocal and lyrical gifts that announce her as a true original. Justice has been singing and performing for most of her life, which she spent traveling the globe with her family. The years she spent honing her craft are readily apparent on her upcoming debut album for Warner Bros. Records. Co-written with her producer and collaborator Toby Gad (Beyonce, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield), the album is a set of stellar, emotionally resonant pop songs that, although deeply personal, will connect with anyone who’s ever tried to figure out who they are and where they belong. Says Warner Bros. Records’ Senior Vice President of A&R (and American Idol judge) Kara DioGuardi: “Susan is a sensitive, poetic young artist who has come through difficult times with a fighting positive spirit. I believe her music will touch many and inspire people to think and dream. That’s what great artists do.” www.myspace.com/susanjustice
Elizaveta is a singer-songwriter, pianist, poet, opera diva-in-training, flower alchemist and bookworm extraordinaire, who some people suspect of being a russian spy…
Behind solo singer/songwriter Jenson’s heartfelt songs is an unfeigned artist, who is not afraid to reach out to an audience and let them know that she is tangible. It’s evident that her songs are purely based on her own life. Her ingenuous lyrics entail stories of love and loss, hardships and better days. Beyond that, Molly’s incredible vocal ability sets her apart from other female artists, and she does it with such ease. Molly started by playing at local venues, and very quickly developed an audience. She has performed throughout California and the West Coast, and plans to tour more of the United States. In 2008, Japan and London embraced Molly for the first time. The experience added an overseas fanbase, and gave her the desire to continue to play her music around the world. Jenson has shared the stage with many other talented artists, such as Jon Foreman (of Switchfoot), Fiction Family, Tristan Prettyman, Greg Laswell, Ben Taylor, Schuyler Fisk, Anya Marina, Rhett Miller (of Old 97s), and Jonatha Brooke. Jenson has been in the music scene for only a few years, but she already has much to brag about. Molly was a nominee at the 2006 San Diego Music Awards for “Best Pop”, and she took home an award for “Best Acoustic Act” at the 2007 San Diego Music Awards, which was voted by the public. Relevant Magazine compared her to Mazzy Star and Leona Naess, and in April of 2007, Teen Vogue Magazine named her “One of the three best new artists on MySpace”. Additionally, she has been featured .. Magazine’s ‘Culture Club Podcast’, and KGRL named her “Artist of the Month” for March of 2008. Molly has also graced the cover of Risen Magazine’s March ’09 edition.
Lilith Local Talent Search Winner: JES HUDAK
Having shared the stage with prominent artists like Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw, Howie Day, Tonic and Five for Fighting, Jes–who started playing piano at the age of 8–will make her Lilith debut Saturday, July 10. By 13, she was performing her own compositions at the legendary Caffe Lena Open Mic Night in Saratoga Springs, NY. Her first album, ‘In There Somewhere,’ was released in the spring of 1997 into the anxiously awaiting hands of her fellow ninth graders. After a brief stint at Umass/Amherst, Jes felt the itch to get away from books and theory, and to get back into the studio. Returning to Saratoga, she recorded her second album, ‘Tiny Dream,’ released in the spring of 2002. In the few years since, Jes has appeared as a top contestant on both CBS Rockstar: Inxs and Fox’s American Idol. She toured with Enrique Iglesias as the sole female backup singer for the Central American leg of his Insomniac 2008 tour, including performances at the isle of MTV in Malta, and the closing ceremony of the Eurocup 2008 in Vienna, Austria. She was invited to sing the National Anthem at Giants Stadium, and to perform the Tom Jones song, ‘Chills and Fever’ for a national Pantene commercial. In addition to winning the SoCal Lilith Fair Contest on Ourstage.com, Jes was also named ISSA’s Singer/Songwriter of the Year 2009, and won Pop Single of the Year 2009 at the LA Music Awards for her original song “Another Day.” Recently, Jes won the Billboard World Song Contest in Pop for “National Holiday,” and her music video for “No One In The World” was selected as AOL’s Featured Music Video of The Day.