Press from Oswego Harborfest, July 27, 2001
1. Harborfest Program Guide
GrooveLily features fiery music of many flavors played by lead singer/electric violinist Valerie Vigoda, pianist Brendan Milburn, and drummer Gene Lewin. Their music is passionate, warm and intelligent, often taking some unexpected (but enjoyable) twists and turns.
2. The Palladium-Times Harborfest Best Bets by Tim Nekritz
GrooveLily (Niagara Mohawk River Stage, Friday, 8 PM) The brilliant eclectic pop trio GrooveLily becomes the first act to receive best-bet designation in two different years. But they are exceedingly worthy. Despite drizzling rain and grey skies, the act put on a great show last year, highlighted by lead singer/violinist Val Vigoda walking through the crowd while playing her six-string, flying-V electric violin with a gusto challenging Mother Nature. And their disc, “Little Light,” shines as one of the best releases of 2000.
As a matter of fact, the whole block of music on the River Stage Friday, starting with Amelia’s Dream at 4 PM, followed by Sara Lee at 6 PM and wrapped up by GrooveLily, may be one of the best 1-2-3 punches you can find anywhere at a free festival.