Devon Gilfillian Finds Soulful Spirit on "High"
‘”High” is inspired by the spirit of letting go of the weight of the world and letting your worries float away,” explains Devon Gilfillian. “On one hand, the song is a rebellious love story between two people, or it could be the relationship between someone and their sweet, sweet ganja. I wanted to leave it open for interpretation.”
“High” is the follow-up to “Troublemaker,” which was heard during 2018 NFL Draft programming/advertising. Gilfillian performed the national anthem before Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The video for “Troublemaker” was shot at The Smoakstack Studios in Nashville and can be seen HERE. Afropunk said, “Get your ‘swampy soul rock’ on with Devon Gilfillian’s latest video ‘Troublemaker’…The video is a zero-frills, live recording of Devon laying into his blues guitar (that he picked up at 14), performing alongside his band and back-up vocalists.”
After his second AMERICANAFEST showcase at The High Watt in Nashville – Gilfillian will resume his North American tour. He’ll open for Kaleo on four dates, beginning with the band’s September 24 show at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. Upcoming festival performances include the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Pilgrimage and Lynchstock. Gilfillian will support Mavis Staples at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre in Wilmington, NC on October 21. See below for itinerary. Tickets are on sale HERE.
Gilfillian, who is featured in the Frye Americana Roots campaign, grew up outside Philadelphia and moved to Nashville to pursue music full-time. In 2016, he released his self-titled debut EP, a five-song collection of originals that showcased his powerful blend of soul, blues, rock and gospel. NPR Music said, “There’s a lot to like about Gilfillian’s songs…[his] musical muscle is tempered by his swagger and confidence.”
Devon Gilfillian – North American Tour
9/14 | Nashville, TN | AMERICANAFEST
9/15 | Dayton, OH | Levitt Pavilion Dayton
9/21-22 | Bristol, TN | Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
9/23 | Franklin, TN | Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
9/24 | Knoxville, TN | Tennessee Theatre | supporting Kaleo
9/26 | Greensboro, NC | Cone Denim Entertainment Center | supporting Kaleo
9/27 | Glen Allen, VA | Innsbrook After Hours | supporting Kaleo
9/29 | Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom | supporting Kaleo
10/20 | Lynchburg, VA | Lynchstock Music Festival
10/21| Wilmington, NC | Greenfield Lake Amphitheater | supporting Mavis Staples