Singer, songwriter and fiddler, Ilana dives deep into the blues with her old-time, Appalachian fiddling. Her unique style has taken her to the stage and to the studio with greats such as Blues Music Award (BMA) Winner Ronnie Earl, BMA nominee Barry Levenson (Canned Heat), NY Blues Hall of Famer Bobby Radcliff, multi-Grammy nominated Cedric Watson and Grammy nominee Chas Justus. In addition to her Blues and Appalachian music mainstays, she is a versatile, improvisational musician, as comfortable performing solo in large theaters as she is being featured in 14-piece rock bands or on Boston’s subway platforms (where you can find her most Fridays).
On Ilana’s debut CD (2014), “I’ve Got Something To Tell You,” she earned a finalist spot for “Coolest Blues Song in the World 2015” by Big City Blues Magazine for her original “Marlyn’s Blues.” Ronnie Earl, who joined her on that record, also covered another of Ilana’s originals from that record – “Runnin’ in Peace” on his own “Good News” record. Her new CD (2016), “Movin’ On, features Ilana, Cedric Watson, Barry Levenson and Bobby Radcliff. Ilana’s melodic vocals and fiddling put an interesting spin on early traditional blues. She also tears it up on more modern originals and instrumentals. Don’t miss Ilana in between the other bands’ performances for non-stop, over-the-top blues!
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