Welcome to ilyAIMY.com

Well – a lot of things are in flux right now. Since we’re rockstars and not epidemiologists , we’re hunkered like the rest of you. Stay tuned as we all weather this together. Catch some of our online shows. We’ve lost all of the “real” ones for the moment and that’s got us hurting. I’ll take this moment to mention we’ll happily accept tips at paypal.me/ilyaimy and Venmo @ilytips. We’re still working hard to ship merchandise from our ilyaimy.square.site (CDs, cookbooks, t-shirts and brand new Hands Sanitizer) and of course our digital marketplace CAN’T be shut down and is always open over at ilyaimy.bandcamp.com.

We Love you and We Miss You.

-rob
ilyAIMY
Baltimore, MD (for the foreseeable future).

Award-winning songwriting, percussive acoustic guitar, lush harmonies, hand percussion and a cello to boot.

Thanks for this fantastic teaser video from What Is Frederick? – you get a touch of Rowan’s tune “Minotaur”, rob’s “Spring”, “HARM” and “My Demons” from our show at Frederick, MD’s Sky Stage on July 13th, 2019.

For nearly two decades ilyAIMY has played everything from bait shops to biker weeks to clothing-optional resorts nationwide. They engage audiences with humor and award-winning narrative songs that pair an unforgettably soulful and powerful female vocalist with a percussive, clawhammer-like guitarist. Their infectious energy and rapid-fire lyricism is softened with cello and lush harmony. Their energetic brand of new folk earned honors from Kerrville NewFolk, the National Association for Campus Activities, the Northeast and Southeast Regional Folk Alliances and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. They are repeat Washington Area Music Association Winners for Best Contemporary Folk Group.
“[ilyAIMY is] extremely versatile, incredibly skilled and uniquely diverse.... Didgeridoo, tribal drumming … acoustic or wild … guitar with EBow, strings, keyboard and a great live sound gives way to lots of dynamics within a style that’s very much their own; reflecting influences from indigenous tunes along with dark and edgy folk numbers, the band ultimately provides [an]interesting in-your-face blend of rock through whatever direction they choose… Fiery vocals full of passion channel … with a low-tuned guitar and thick male vocals… growls/throat singing mesh with female backing support that’s direct and clear. All of this makes the band an unstoppable driving force.”