Heart and Mind

Austin Music Minute

Heart and Mind

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019

Lizzie Lehman, songwriter and vocalist of Carry Illinois, treasures the wisdom that tells us life itself is a work in progress. It’s been a touchstone for Lehman throughout her own journey in self-care.  And Work In Progress happens to be the title of Carry Illinois’ most recent EP, a soul-baring work confronting personal truths, exposing one’s insecurities, and deep introspection.

The EP is the follow-up to their 2017 release, Garage Sale, written and recorded as the band did some much-needed healing following the untimely loss of friend and original bassist, John Winsor. It was a struggle paired with oftentimes unbearable emotional aftermath, but Lehman ultimately felt empowered by the urge to move forward.

Carry Illinois is on a fantastic line-up for a show tonight at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the inside stage with Bleached Roses and Tyler Jordan & The Negative Space. Doors open at 8 p.m. Recommended.

-Photography by Pooneh Ghana.