Chicago-based experimental musician Ryley Walker has announced new album, The Lillywhite Sessions, will be available November 16th via Dead Oceans. The album reimagines Dave Matthews Band’s lost 2001 album “for a new era.”

Photo Credit: Evan Jenkins

About the release, the album announcement says: “People will likely ask for whom this record exists: Current DMB obsessives? Former fans who checked out after The Lillywhite Sessions were canned? Those people who have always dismissed Dave Matthews Band as an avoidable cultural aberration? Sure, but these Lillywhite Sessions are also for anyone who didn’t enter this world with fully formed musical tastes and who has ever (against their better judgment) felt a twinge of shame for liking anything at all, for not having the perfect palette of our esteemed tastemakers. This end-to-end interpretation of youthful fascination is a collective reminder that we are all just kids from somewhere, reckoning with our upbringing the best we can. Walker has stepped through the door long ago opened by the Dave Matthews Band to find a world teeming with musical possibilities. On The Lillywhite Sessions, he has, in turn, created his own.”

Walker will be touring throughout Europe and North America through the end of 2018 in support of the album.

The Lillywhite Sessions 2xLP is available to pre-order now. 


Patrick Tilley (September 24, 2018) Ryley Walker Announces The Lillywhite Sessions [Press Release]