The Black Lillies

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

The Black Lillies

Johnny Chops

Thu, March 14, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.00-$60.00

This event is 18 and over

NO Seating GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $13 Advance/ $16 Day of Show/ $60 Reserved Booth

The Black Lillies
The Black Lillies
As The Black Lillies reacquainted fans with the band’s new look and sound through a series of videos over the course of 2017, a few questions began to percolate in their minds:

Is a new album in the works? Was this an indication of the band’s new sound? Does Sam Quinn — the band’s bass player, harmony vocalist (with an occasional lead) and a partner in the songwriting duties of frontman Cruz Contreras — own a shirt?

The short answers: Yes; kind of but not really; and … yeah, but he prefers the weather fine enough to go without.

“The Sprinter Sessions” were a series of live videos recorded at stops around the country, from the frozen cityscape of Philadelphia in late winter to the side of a Midwestern backroad with fallow fields stretching to the horizon. In various combinations, the Lillies — Contreras, Quinn, guitarist/songwriter Dustin Schaefer and drummer/songwriter Bowman Townsend — committed themselves to recording a brand new song every week. They weren’t lavishly orchestrated or fully fleshed out; sometimes lyrics had been written mere minutes prior to the broadcast. The songs were performed on acoustic instruments still grimy from shows the night before, and the guys didn’t bother to pick out their finest threads. Quinn, more often than not, played shirtless. Hence the aforementioned question.

“You’re putting songs out there that weren’t finished, weren’t perfectly arranged, and we might barely have been able to perform them,” Contreras says. “We might be tired or hungover, playing them at a truck stop or wherever. It wasn’t glamorous — but it held us accountable to that a rate of productivity that was really important, and it kept our fans up to speed with the evolution of the group — even if a lot of them did offer to send us clothes or food!”
Johnny Chops
Johnny Chops
When he isn't holding down a solid groove playing bass or writing the occasional Texas Music Chart #1 (Last Last Chance) with the Randy Rogers Band, Johnny Chops is charting his own path through the muddy waters of a soul soaked, roots rock revival. After the 2013 release of his first solo album, Sticks and Stones, he enlisted the sonic expertise of David Abeyta (Guitar, Production -Reckless Kelly) to craft an album of original blues, country, soul and rock that showcases not only his vocal and songwriting abilities, but an all star band as well. The eponymous "Johnny Chops & The Razors", out March 23, has already begun a groundswell of attention from TheBoot.com for the debut video, "Believer." The second single and video, "Taking A Chance On Me" features special guests, the Gospel Starz, a family group who have been singing together in churches and venues across the state for almost 40 years. The Glide Magazine premiere praised the song's "bluesy, southern boogie sound...infectious, uplifting chorus."
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/