Wall-I Records
April 7, 2017
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1. Another Place, Another Time (featuring Larry McKenna)
2. I Don't Care (Groucho's Blues)
3. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
4. Forgotten
5. Traffic Jam In a One Horse Town
6. I'll Never Forget You

Produced by Lili Anel and Dale Melton
Recorded and mixed by Dale Melton at The Sandbox
Lili Anel - Vocals, guitar
Dale Melton - Piano, Hammond B3 Organ
Chico Huff - Bass
Jonathan Whitney - Drums, Percussion
Larry McKenna - Tenor Sax on Another Place, Another Time

©2017 Lili Añel, TwinTwo Music, BMI, Wall-I Records, except: Another Place, Another Time and I Don't Care (Groucho's Blues), by Lili Añel and Barbara Añel ©2017 TwinTwo Music BMI
“Traffic Jam In A One Horse Town” by Jef Lee Johnson ©2002 Malinda Davora Music, ASCAP
and “It’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine” ©1927 Blind Willie Johnson, Alpha Film Music

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NOVEMBER 9, 2018
Steel City Coffeehouse
Phoenixville, PA
Special Solo Performance
With Jutaun

DECEMBER 7, 2018
The Locks at Sona
4417 Main St
Philadelphia, PA
Special Solo Performance
With Ellis Paul


Oct 26, 2018

Lili is ecstatic to have officially signed with Winding Way Records! The record label will initially release a compilation of Lili's best songs. The album titled "Inspirit" will be remastered for superior sound. An official release date is forthcoming. Then in spring 2019 an album of all new material will be underway. Lili is super-excited with the amazing work that she and the band have performed in the studio with Dale Melton taking on engineering duties. The album has a few final touches left and has become one of the most joyful labors of love Lili and the band have had the pleasure of working on. The direction this album has taken will be like nothing Lili's ever done before. Stay tuned!!!

Oct 19, 2018

Lili has two very special acoustic solo performances in November and December. November 9th Lili will be returning to Steel City Coffeehouse opening the show as a special guest for the very talented trio Jutaun. If you haven't seen Lili's solo shows you will be in for a treat! The second show is on December 7th at a new music venue in Manayunk called The Locks at Sona. Lili will be opening the show as a special guest for veteran musician Ellis Paul. Both of these nights will be very special as Lili is in the studio with the band wrapping up work on a album of all new music.

But before that happens there is some other exciting news coming very soon! In the meantime click on the SHOWS link on the menu to purchase tickets for these two very special shows.

2018 PEW Center for Arts and Heritage
Fellowship Nominee

June 22, 2018

Lili was honored to have been nominated for the 2018 PEW Center for Arts and Heritage Fellowship. The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (the Center) is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge-sharing, dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. The Center invests in ambitious, imaginative, and catalytic work that showcases the region's cultural vitality and enhances public life, and engages in an ongoing exchange of ideas concerning artistic and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural practitioners and leaders. Being noticed by the Pew Center was a nice surprise as it is limited to only the very best artists in the performing arts.

March 19, 2018

(Photo courtesy of Jill Saull Photography)

Last night Lili & the Band were part of a triple bill with the Deb Callahan Band and Curtis Cooper. Another incredible sold out show this past weekend with standing room only! This was the first time Lili and the Band performed at the Rittenhouse Soundworks in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and it turned out to be a very amazing night. The crowd was very energetic and receptive. The space with it's beautiful high wooden ceiling, sky lights and state of the art sound system gave the audience the best listening experience possible. Lili, Dale, Jeff and Jonathan had a blast performing and could not have asked for a better room to give the fans their all.

March 17, 2018

Last night Lili & the Band: Dale Melton, Jeff Blount and Jonathan Whitney performed an exciting, electric sold out SRO show at Perkins Center For The Arts in Moorestown, NJ. After 25 years the very elite DeCafe Concert Series came to an end. Lili was honered to be the last artist to perform at one of the most sought after intimate performance venues. Coffee, food and an excellent performance space provided an upclose and personal night where fans were able to meet Lili and the Band in between sets and after the show. Most artists are rarely asked to return as the series only provided 8 shows a year. This however was Lili's third time and without a doubt the best!

March 6, 2018

Sunday night Lili was the recipient of the 2018 Homey Award for Best Songwriter for her 2017 release Another Place, Another Time. Lili in the meantime has been spending time in the studio working on a new full-length album. Some very nice work being done! Lili and the band are excited, especially with her long-time bassist Jeff Blount contributing. Details for a release date is forthcoming.



Lili Añel (pronounced Ahn-Yell) considers music a calling. The musical visionary grew up in New York City where she discovered her passion for music. As a child Añel remembers singing along to her mother's Cuban, jazz and pop standard albums. Her mother supported Lili’s desire to join the church choir and her grandfather's recognition of how much joy singing brought to her served to set her feet firmly on the path of a career in music.

Currently residing in Philadelphia, Añel returns with her highly-anticipated, latest recording "Another Place, Another Time" due out early 2017. "Another Place, Another Time" is an EP of 6 songs, 2 penned by Añel, 2 co-written with her twin sister, Barbara and 2 covers. Another Place, Another Time's songs were recorded live with minimal overdubs. "They lent themselves to being more open and having space" says Añel. Lili Añel once again pushes the boundaries vocally and as a songwriter continuing to electrify her audience as well as attract new fans.

Palmetto Records released her first CD "Laughed Last" (1994), following with "Hi-Octane Coffee" (2001), "Laughed Last Reissue" with 3 Bonus Tracks recorded live (2006), "Dream Again" (2007) and "Every Second In Between" (2009). In 2007, JazzTimes Magazine said of Lili "…her songs are consistently excellent…" and proclaimed of her 2009 release "…a cd to blow your mind at first listen…". Every Second In Between (produced by Glenn Barratt) also made the All About Jazz 2009 Year End Writers Choice for the "10 Best New Jazz Releases" list, along with winning 3 New York Music Awards 2010: Best Singer-Songwriter, Best Jazz Album and Best Female Jazz Vocalist. On her 2013 release I Can See Bliss From Here, Lili teamed up with Dale Melton (The Melton Brothers) a friend and fellow musician who'd played in her rhythm section for over a year. The collaboration as co-producers has proven fruitful, delivering a profoundly honest and diverse recording. The songwriting on this, her 6th CD, is more musically diverse than any of her previous. Says Lili "these are the songs I want to put out to the world at this time. They reflect where I am right now". Musically drawing from Latin, Jazz, Folk, Blues and Pop, as much a hybrid as Añel herself, a New York-born Cuban-African American. The album was well received by critics and fans alike. CLICK HERE FOR EPK, PRESS PHOTOS, REVIEWS, ETC.


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Newtown Square, PA 19073
610-400-1960 Phone


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