Beauty.  Community.  Laughter.  Hope.


Do you find yourself tired of a world in which everyone talks and no one listens?  Where human connection is lost in a world of gigbytes and angry opinions?   What’s the best gift can you give to your audience or your friends?  Beauty.  Peace.  Community. Feeling.  Laughter.  Meaning.  Hope.  Come with us on that journey.

We are Liza & A.J. (Liza DiSavino and A.J. Bodnar), an acoustic/traditional/Americana/singer-songwriter/multi-instrumental duo.  Our services include:

  • Concerts

  • Festivals

  • House Concerts

  • Contra, square, English dance (as part of Illegal Contraband)

  • Interactive Workshops

  • Classes

  • Lectures

  • Weddings

  • Church Services

  • Music for sync

For more info on us, please see our "Bio" page.

Promoters, please see our online press packet, above.


All four of our albums (the fifth is out of print) are for sale here at our website. Please do peruse our "Music" page and feel free to purchase early and often.  "A Home in the Catskills" is a unique collection of traditional music from New York's most beautiful mountains.  "Alternative Medicine" is, unfortunately, once again apropos to the era in which we live, and "Melodicism" is sure to lift your spirits in these troubled times.  "Lift the Latch and Let Us Come In" is also available, and perfect for the holidays.  There have also been some requests for Liza's first studio album, "A Single Hope," so we are making that available here as well.  In addition, "There Was a Fair Maid Dwelling," a CD of the ballads of early (and unknown) Kentucky collector Katherine Jackson French, will soon be offered here for the first time ever.


Hello, friends,


Due to the coronavirus epidemic, all Berea College events (including Folk-Roots Ensemble and Country Dancers) have been cancelled through the end of the semester.

Like everyone, we have curtailed our public activities and performances.  Keep an eye on Facebook for us.


We are currently booking Liza & A.J. performances, lectures, workshops, festivals, events, house concerts, and concerts for Fall 2020.

Holler at us if you’re interested!


Wishing you a fine spring and the best kinds of peace and syncopation,

Liza & A.J.

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