Local musician releases new music

 

Last updated 10/12/2021 at Noon

Noted Central Oregon musician Lilli Worona has released her debut album of original songs, “Between the Lines,” on all streaming platforms.

Worona is a violinist and seasoned vocalist and has performed in a number of local bands in Central Oregon — most notably, Sisters-area favorite Dry Canyon Stampede. Worona has been playing music since she was six years old. Her father being a classical musician, she picked up the violin and also grew up singing and touring with vocal groups in college.

“Between the Lines,” recorded at Grange Recorders in Sisters, features a roster of local musicians. Mike Biggers, a fellow Dry Canyon Stampede member, played acoustic, electric, and bass guitar. Shireen Amini provided percussion. Jim Goodwin, a Sisters musician, played saxophone and keyboards, and helped to produce the album. Stacie Johnson sang harmonies and background vocals.

Many of Worona’s songs began life as journal entries.

“I write songs to digest life and I keep journals, so a lot of the material comes from life experience,” she told The Nugget in an interview last spring.

When Worona sits down to write a song in an evening, she flips through old journal entries and goes back two or three years in time to revisit entries.

“I often look back on them with a new perspective and different point of view,” she said.

The title track, “Between the Lines,” was inspired by the physical act of writing in a lined journal after years of filling up a blank page.

“I had never written in a journal with lines, so I was writing about how I was writing between the lines and then looked back on it later and thought it would be a good song,” she said.

 

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