Lily & Madeleine
Preceding John Paul White on the Field Stage will be “World Café Next” new artists on the rise Lily & Madeleine. Sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz, from Indianapolis, Indiana, began singing together while still in high school, and gained initial attention from uploading home videos of themselves performing cover songs to YouTube. Their famous fans include singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens, who released their debut EP, The Weight of the Globe, and first two full-length albums, Lily & Madeleine and Fumes, on his Asthmatic Kitty label, and their fellow Hoosier John Mellencamp, who invited them to contribute guest vocals to the soundtrack of his musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, and subsequently took them out on tour with him. The New York Times wrote of Lily & Madeleine that “the thing that flags them as extraordinary is their sibling vocal blend, deep and seamless and relaxed.” The sisters themselves describe it as “blood harmony.” Lily & Madeleine’s latest album is Keep It Together (New West Records).