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ilyAIMY

ilyAIMY at ArtSpace Herndon | Saturday, July 21, 7-9pm | 750 Center St. Herndon, VA | $20

FREE drinks included with your ticket!

For 17 years as ilyAIMY, Rob Hinkal and Heather Aubrey Lloyd have played everything from bait shops to biker weeks to clothing-optional resorts nationwide. They engage audiences with humor and award-winning songs veering from the political to the personal. Pairing a soulful female vocalist with a percussive, clawhammer-like guitarist, their energy and rapid-fire lyricism is softened with Kristen Jones' cello and lush harmony. ilyAIMY has been dubbed "a welcome jolt" and "an acoustically roiling, combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare.” They are repeat Washington Area Music Association Winners for Best Contemporary Folk Group, along with honors from Kerrville NewFolk, formal showcases at both Northeast and Southeast Regional Folk Alliances, and Most-Wanted Artists at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

The last few years have been ilyAIMY's most exciting. The release of TWO CDs in 2017, Heather’s "A Message in the Mess," and ilyAIMY’s “Cicada,” have earned recognition from the Telluride Bluegrass and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals. Among fans, Pat Wictor: “Fearless writers and performers …Voices this rich and emotionally hard-hitting don't come around often. Sing me the phone book - I'll ask for an encore."