Video: Lillie Mae – “Wash Me Clean”
From Forever & Then Some, out now on Third Man Records.
The fiddler from Jack White’s band has released another video. We covered her background a few months ago, so check it out if you missed it. tl;dr: She’s legit.
This song is more traditional and less “Jack Whitey” than “Over The Hill and Through The Woods.” I.e., the drums don’t sound quite as heavy handed, and the production doesn’t sounds like it would fit on a Raconteurs b-side. There’s also a fine pedal steel solo and those glorious sibling harmonies. There’s also a dog in the video, so what’s not to love?
An earlier version of “Wash Me Clean” was released on 2015’s Rain On the Piano (Southern Shift Records). Hear that version.
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Video: Lillie Mae – “Over The Hill and Through The Woods”
From Forever and Then Some, out now on Third Man Records.
Lillie Mae Rische has been performing on stage since she was 3 years old, according to Jack White, who recently signed her to Third Man and produced her new album. Her family band Jypsi was signed to Arista Nashville and released a digital-only album in 2008 and a few singles that went nowhere. The label dropped them.
She released a Third Man Blue Series single (“Nobody”) in 2014 and has played fiddle and mandolin in Jack White’s band. Now she’s ditched her last name and got a haircut like King Cyrus from “The Royals” and is ready to start fresh.
This song sounds good and shares a similar vibe with other White-produced countryish stuff like the more acoustic moments on his solo stuff, especially Lazaretto‘s “Temporary Ground” to which Rische contributed vocals and fiddle. She also sang on “Alone In My Home” and played fiddle and mandolin all over the album.
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