Lilly Drumeva is a Bulgarian singer, songwriter and music producer. She formed Bulgaria’s most successful country and bluegrass band “Lilly of the West” in 1996, still active today. The group has performed in many European countries and the US, winning prestigious awards. Lilly has released ten albums and has organized numerous music events, concerts and festivals. She is also a renowned music journalist and radio presenter (BBC, Balkan Bulgarian Television, Retro Radio, Radio Sofia). Lilly is a Fulbright scholar and has studied music in Nashville, TN. She is the author of the book “In The Mood With Lilly – 50 Music Themes”, a music encyclopedia in Bulgarian language. Lilly is also a successful music promoter, organizing tours for American and European artists.
“Strong Machine” is my tenth album since I started playing music back in 1996. It is inspired by different events in my life. Some good, some bad, but dealing with them made me stronger. Sometimes I am amazed about human willpower and how much it can achieve. It doesn’t matter how you look physically but how strong you are inside, how much energy and drive you have. Reflecting on my achievements sometimes they exceed my expectations. It makes me feel like a “strong machine”. On this album I am experimenting with a new genre – “acoustic pop” – often played on the radio and very easy to listen. I teamed up with two gifted Bulgarian musicians and writers – Stamen Yanev and Nikolay Peev. Together we wrote and arranged most of the material. The songs are in English and Bulgarian, written during the past couple of years. Hope you enjoy this collection of original works. Hope to see you at my shows in Bulgaria and around the world!
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