Lily DeTaeye

“Lily DeTaeye BiTes Back with a new record, a little harmonica, and a lot of sass.”

– Tony Dehner, Iowa Public Radio


“She could sing you the phone book and you’d walk way feeling oddly satisfied. . . .“BiTe Back” is a triumph. Both musically and technically[.]”

– Chad Taylor, Culture Myth


” . . . DeTaeye [explores] heartbreak, sexual assault, victim blaming culture and more, her earnest lyrics and mature songwriting abilities are front and center . . . a strikingly honest and relatable portrayal of life at the cusp of adulthood.”

– Jonathan Frahm, For Folks’ Sake


BiTe Back” named a top ten Iowa album of 2019 by Mark Simmet, Iowa Public Radio Studio One


Lily DeTaeye is a folk-rock Americana firecracker with alt-rock and blues influences. She’s a spirited songwriter and a harmonica-wielding badass that will remind you of your weird friend from book club who definitely has a few bodies in her closet. Between her candid nature onstage and the playful accessibility of the rest of the band, she leaves audiences feeling as if they were on the stage with her.  Her music is wry and filled with the emotional honesty and vulnerability of a young Dwight Yoakam and the dynamism of  Brandi Carlile.  When backed by her band she displays the edge and power of the Black Keys or the Record Company.  She has no secrets and she leaves it all out on the stage. Her music is her truth and she can’t wait to share it with you!

Lily’s latest release “BiTe Back”, recorded with Brad Bell at Jim Eno’s Public Hi-Fi Studios in Austin, Texas; mastered by Maria Rice and Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, is available now on all streaming platforms!



Nothing to Say, 2014

The E.P., 2017 (Station 1 Records)

BiTe Back, 2019 (Station 1 Records)



Lily DeTaeye Full Band Stage Plot