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Dell Music Lounge with Devon Gilfillian

Starting the day in the Dell Music Lounge, ending the night at ACL Live for Starry Night. Intimate studio or large venue, there's no questioning Devon Gilfillian. He simply knows how to charm any crowd. 

Gilfillian was all smiles performing in front of our live studio audience. The Nashville-based musician couldn't help but chuckle when reminiscing about his performance on a Southwest Airlines flight. ACL Radio's host Andy Langer jokingly asked Gilfillian, "Do they tell you in rock star school that you're going to be playing alternative transportation?"

An experience for Gilfillian to remember, he said it's the craziest place he's ever played so far. The artist shared a clip of his performance back in April. Take a look:

Traveling on the road is routine for touring artists, and at times those long, dark night drives can be undoubtedly risky. Just last year Gilfillian and his band were in a car accident involving a drunk driver. The head-on collision occurred during the time the artist was working on his album, impacting his songwriting. "I wrote this song called 'Stranger' about that experience," said Gilfillian. "Seeing my life flash right before my eyes really showed me what I want to invest my love and energy into. And it really opened my eyes to what was important."

The alternative artist sets no limits to his music style. Mixing a bit of soul, R&B and hip-hop, Gilfillian's work ethic is influenced by artists he grew up admiring. "I didn't want to get put into a box. With all the decision making, who I wanted to do the record with, these songs that I was writing, I wanted, obviously, the soul and the rhythm and blues there, but I wanted to push it forward using different recording techniques."

Watch the full interview and performance below.

 

Devon Gilfillian [Full LIVE Performance + Interview] | Austin City Limits Radio

 

Dell Music Lounge with Devon Gilfillian

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Devon Gilfillian singing
Devon Gilfillian singing
Devon Gilfillian singing
Devon Gilfillian and band
Devon Gilfillian and band on stage
Devon Gilfillian and band on stage
Devon Gilfillian and band on stage
Devon Gilfillian and band on stage
Devon Gilfillian holding on-air sign
Winners posing
People posing with beverage
Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
  • Devon Gilfillian singing
  • Devon Gilfillian singing
  • Devon Gilfillian singing
  • Devon Gilfillian and band
  • Devon Gilfillian and band on stage
  • Devon Gilfillian and band on stage
  • Devon Gilfillian and band on stage
  • Devon Gilfillian and band on stage
  • Devon Gilfillian holding on-air sign
  • Winners posing
  • People posing with beverage
  • Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
  • Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
  • Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
  • Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
  • Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
  • Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
  • Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
  • Devon Gilfillian meet and greet
Dell Music Lounge with Devon Gilfillian
Photo by: 
Ariana Quiroz

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