When he was in town for a smokin’ NON-COMM set earlier this month, Pennsylvania-born singer-guitarist and songwriter Devon Gilfillian caught up with Helen Leicht of the XPN Local Show to play a couple songs acoustic and chat about his journey.
Born in Morton, Pennsylvania and schooled at West Chester University, Gilfillian was immersed in a vast variety of musical influences as a child. His parents gave him classics by Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and The Temptations; meanwhile, he was a hip-hop fanatic, listening to Jay-Z, Kanye West, and The Clipse. Once he picked up a guitar, he dug deep into classic rock and psychedelia from luminaries like Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers, and Led Zeppelin.
“I was all over the place musically as I was growing up,” he says. Continue reading →