15. DEVON GILFILLIAN
Capitol Records Devon Gilfillian’s debut album Black Hole Rainbow was recently released and the blend of American roots is endless. The soul, rock and country along with his lyricism is pure storytelling.
Gilfillian grew up outside of Philadelphia. After moving to Nashville to pursue music full-time, he released his debut EP in 2016. The single “Troublemaker” was heard during 2018 NFL Draft programming and advertising. He was featured in the Frye Americana Roots campaign and named as a Southwest Airlines “Artist on the Rise,” Gilfillian played numerous 2019 festivals, including Newport Folk and Montreal Jazz. He has supported a wide variety of artists, including Mavis Staples, Local Natives, Lauren Daigle, KALEO, Michael McDonald, Chaka Kahn, Keith Urban, Gladys Knight, Brothers Osborne and Michael Franti & Spearhead. He is currently on tour with Grace Potter.
The lead single, “Unchained” as Devon explains, “This song is about becoming the best version of yourself no matter what obstacles get in your way. My brother is a prime example of that. He doesn’t let anything hold him back from being his fullest self.”