Lillian Winwood, daughter of rock legend Steve Winwood, and an accomplished singer-songwriter herself as Lilly Winwood, was arrested early Thursday morning after admitting to taking Adderall & drinking alcohol before she side swiped two vehicles parked on the side of the road.
Just before midnight on Wednesday, MNPD responded to a call of a motor vehicle accident near the intersection of Holly St and S 14th St, near the Five Points area of East Nashville. Officers found Lillian Winwood to be the driver of a white VW Jetta that had side swiped two parked vehicles on the side of the road.
While speaking with officers, they observed “an obvious odor of alcohol coming from her expelled breath” and noted her eyes were red and watery, and she appeared to be confused at to what had happened. Lilly Winwood is described as unsteady on her feet and swaying while standing outside, an a sworn police affidavit.
Officers asked Winwood if she had anything to drink, and she stated that she had one tall beer at around 7-8 PM. She also stated she had taken adderall earlier in the morning, however it was not prescribed to her.
According to the police report, she performed poorly on all three tasks, displaying indicators across the board. Lillian Winwood was taken into custody for DUI 1st Offense & violation of the Implied Consent law, as she refused to provide a blood sample for testing, and was transported to booking.
Lilly Winwood was booked into the Davidson County Jail at 1:07 AM, and given a $1,000 bond. She bonded out via Grumpy’s Bail Bonds, and was released at 5:19 AM. She will appear in court on 05/18 for an initial appearance in the case.
Most recently, Lilly Winwood teamed up with Country-Rock singer Boo Ray for a collaborative track “Hard To Tell”. Her debut EP, Silver Stage (EP) was released Spring 2017.
According to her bio, in 2015, Lilly Winwood needed a vacation. The countryside of her native Gloucestershire, England felt too familiar, and London was, in her own words, “so big, so expensive, and reeked of havoc and loss and all that good stuff.” So Winwood hopped on a plane to Nashville, where she’d spent childhood summers visiting her mother’s family. The plan was to come back to England after a few weeks—but the vacation never ended.
Silver Stage, the debut EP from Lilly Winwood (daughter of classic rock legend Steve Winwood) chronicles this journey through earnest coming-of-age narratives and a sound that—much like her father’s work—offers an English take on traditional American roots music. Backed by Nashville-via-Australia producer Joshua Barber (Gotye, Archie Roach), the songs on “Silver Stage” blend Bonnie Raitt’s world-weary vocals, My Morning Jacket’s ethereal twang, and Brittany Howard’s no-bullshit bravado to create an EP that pays homage to Lilly’s singer-songwriter idols (like John Prine) and establishes the twenty-one-year-old as a writer that’s wise beyond her years. For evidence, look no further than standout track “Safehouse,” a slow-burning, soulful meditation on adolescence that explores the bittersweet nature of growing up.
It’s no surprise that Lilly sounds at home on Silver Stage, though, considering she’s played music for most of her life. She’s written songs since her early teens (she wrote “London,” a song about an ex moving to the city, when she was fifteen), and she grew up playing in bands with her brother, Cal. Shortly after she began touring at age sixteen, and in 2016, she recorded a duet of “Higher Love” with her dad for a 2016 Hershey’s commercial, which Adweek lauded as “a true anthem spot.” This April, Lilly will hit the road as the support act for Steve Winwood’s Spring 2017 Tour. Silver Stage is set for a Spring 2017 release, with a full-length to follow.
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