LIZ SIMMONS

(of Folk/Roots Band Low Lily)

"A honey-voiced singer... Simmons sings with winsome

ease and genuine feeling"  

- Dirty Linen Magazine

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 as her teen years drew to a close she 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 with her husband Flynn Cohen, as well as perform alongside Long Time Courting, Hannah Sanders, EVA, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, and Melanie.  

With their friend and oft-collaborator Lissa Schneckenburger, Liz and Flynn formed the band Low Lily in 2015. Setting down roots in Brattleboro, Vermont, the band has crafted a signature sound which they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and the UK, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio and two Independent Music Award wins.  

LIVE PERFORMANCE / VIDEO

"POETS" ALBUM REVIEWS

LIZ SIMMONS, "POETS", A SOLID "10" FOR BOTH STYLE AND CONTENT 

FATEA Magazine

  

FIRST LISTEN: LIZ SIMMONS - POETS 

Folk Radio UK 

 

LIZ SIMMONS, POETS (4 STARS) 

Ian Taylor, RNR Magazine

 

LIZ SIMMONS - POETS

Jonathan Roscoe, Shire Folk

 

LIZ SIMMONS - POETS 

Alan Cackett: Americana, Roots, Country & Bluegrass Music

 

"POETS" BY LIZ SIMMONS

Greenfield Recorder

 

LIZ SIMMONS' POETS HAS US CALIFORNIA DREAMING... 

Plunger Music 

  

LIZ SIMMONS - POETS 

Alors, on écoute quoi? (Dartalouf)

   

LISTEN: LIZ SIMMONS, "THIS OLD HEART OF MINE"  

The Bluegrass Situation

   

LIZ SIMMONS - POETS  

Irish Music Magazine

  

INDIE SPOTLIGHT SHINES ON LIZ SIMMONS, JASON MCNIFF, ROD MACDONALD, RICH MATTSON AND THE NORTHSTARS AND OTHERS 

Goldmine Magazine

  

LIZ SIMMONS TELLS HER TALES WITH INVENTIVE, ACOUSTIC BEAUTY ON POETS

Bill Copeland Music News

  

LIZ SIMMONS + POETS 

New Folk Sounds

  

LIZ SIMMONS - POETS

Glasswerk Review

 

LIZ SIMMONS - POETS

Red Guitar Music

PRESS PHOTOS

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MUSIC "POETS" (2021)

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING...

"If this collection were part of an Olympic event, I'd give it a solid "10" for both style and content."

- Bob Leslie, Fatea (UK) 

  

"Lovely, seductive album!" - Ron Cooke, KTAL  

  

"Nicely done. The whole record is beautiful, artwork, music, and your awesome voice." 

- Chris Wienk, WEXT 

  

“She knows her way around a hook, and has a hell of a voice to deliver it.“ 

- Country Tracks, Best New Songs of March

 

"Stunningly lovely... such a beautiful work of art, and a lovely antidote to the blahs of February. I have a favorite track (Home From the Storm) and it's already like a warm fuzzy blanket that I just want to wrap up in and listen to on repeat." - Amanda W.

 

"Replete with a refreshing collection of songs, Poets has all the makings of becoming an ageless album."

- Irish Music Magazine

 

“To have accomplished something of this caliber during a pandemic is admirable. The album is absolutely stunning from start to finish, and Liz has most certainly distinguished herself as a solo artist. I love what she did with the chosen covers, but wow... her original tunes? There's truly something special there.” 

-Jenn Armstrong, Kindred Roots Entertainment

 

“…wonderful! The songs, the voice, the musicians, the production and mixing all so well done. I think you raised the bar on this one… I especially love When the Waters rise. Very appropriate for these times..."  

- Helen W. 

"It is absolutely sublime. Congratulations, it is well worth the wait!"  - Jamie F.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

** Winner of two Independent Music Awards for original song, “10,000 Days Like These"

 

** Two #1 songs on International Folk Radio

 

2021: #20 Album and #26 Top Artist of the

            Month for April

2021: "POETS" Released (April 16) in the UK

2021: "POETS" debuts on International Folk

            Radio at #9, with Liz earning a spot as 

            the #12 Top Artist of the Month

            for March.

2021: "POETS" Released (March 1) in the US

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