Community-Selected Artist and wunderkind Lily DeTaeye is on the up-and-up. At the beginning of 2017 she signed with Station 1 Records. In July, she played at 80/35’s Kum & Go stage. If you didn’t catch her there, you might recognize her from playing covers at nearly every outdoor event in Des Moines this summer — always prompting passersby to stop and listen awhile. But DeTaeye does so much more than covers. Her first EP “Nothing to Say” came out in 2014 when she was just 15 years old and her new EP released October 2017. For more recent work check out her commanding vocal performance on MarKaus’ (also featuring SIRES) track “Barely Breathing.”
This is actually the 19-year-old folk singer-songwriter’s second time playing at Little Big Fest — she made her first appearance in 2014. Listeners can expect big things from the multi-instrumentalist, she plays guitar, ukulele, harmonica and piano. Seriously, don’t sleep on this girl.
By Cady Colosimo
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Little BIG Fest is organized by the nonprofit Greater Des Moines Music Coalition. Little BIG Fest 2017 is made possible with generous support from Meredith Inc., Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Bankers Trust, Iowa Taproom, Peace Tree Brewing Co., Iowa Beverage Systems, Yelp DSM, Malo, Bravo Greater Des Moines, Saturday Mfg., Vital Signs Display Graphics, VolunteerLocal, and Des Moines Social Club.
Little BIG Fest is an annual festival featuring roots, country, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and soul music. The goal of Little BIG Fest 2017 is to showcase female-identified and non-binary musicians successful in the music industry and to spark the imagination of talented performers of all ages in Des Moines. Little BIG Fest’s vision is to grow the number of women and non-binary artists playing music in Iowa and for the music industry to embrace a wider variety of musicians as festival headliners.