Born: December 21, 1984 Primary Instrument: Piano
Raised in upstate NY, schooled in Tucson, Arizona, and currently living in Anchorage, Alaska -- it's obvious that to Liz travel is not just a leisure activity, but a way of life. One could say the same about her debut album, Desert, which she fittingly flew to Tucson to record. I'm so excited about this new album. . says Liz. It was a wonderful creative experience to work with so many great musicians. The instrumentation on the album -- reminiscent of her training in classical composition -- includes violin, cello, and upright bass -- Liz enlisted her friends who were or are currently music majors at her Al Mater, the University of Arizona, for the project.
The album's title, Desert may seem ironic given the place Liz currently calls home: Anchorage Alaska, a landscape which is often buried in snow and ten degrees below. [Desert] seemed like an appropriate name for the album, says Liz. I've always been artistically inspired by landscapes; maybe that's why I feel the need to see them all! [laughs]. But Tucson, especially. . .something about the desert struck me. . . I also think of the landscape and climate as a metaphor for a person's emotional landscape. . .'Walk on water' is really about the absence of seasons, growth, and change that is so desperately needed. . .
--Krestia DeGeorge - Anchorage Press (Oct 8, 2009)
Expressive and evocative with uncommon depth. . . luxurious and dreamy...
--David Malachowski, music journalist - Albany Metroland
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