“An artist with full command of her most precious instrument, her voice, which she utilizes beautifully.”
— Red Guitar Music
ABOUT LIZ SIMMONS
Born in San Francisco to musician parents, Liz spent her early childhood traveling through the wilds of north America in a sky blue VW bus. Her parents were itinerant, moving from California to Oregon, then to Ketchikan, Alaska where they played regular gigs in the pubs for the locals. Liz and her sisters’ lullabies were traditional songs, and by day their soundtrack was the rock and roll and New Orleans brass music their parents played in their band. Once the family settled in rural New Hampshire, Liz received classical musical training, but soon found her way back to folk music. She was particularly drawn to the intersections of traditional music, and how they connect with contemporary sounds.
In 2005, Liz received a BA from Goddard College where she studied American vernacular music of the 1920s and 30s. She then went on to found Annalivia and then Low Lily with Flynn Cohen, as well as perform alongside Long Time Courting, Hannah Sanders, EVA, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, and others. 2021 saw the release of "Poets", her first solo album in fifteen years, which has been lauded as "an ageless album" (Irish Music Magazine), "more than the sum of its considerable parts" (RNR Magazine), and "pure poetry indeed" (Goldmine Magazine).
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
"An artist with full command of her most precious instrument, her voice, which she utilizes beautifully"
-Red Guitar Music
“She knows her way around a hook, and has a hell of a voice to deliver it.“
- Country Tracks
"A honey-voiced singer... Simmons sings with winsome ease and genuine feeling"
- Dirty Linen Magazine