Liza & A.J.

"Usually Unusual"

 

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?   We offer something else:    Beauty.  Peace.  Community. Feeling.  Laughter.  Inspiration.  Healing.  Hope.  Come with us on that journey.

We are Liza & A.J. (Liza DiSavino and A.J. Bodnar), a versatile acoustic duo who perform a diverse array of music  aided by the use of over 20 often unusual instruments.

 

  Our (temporarily virtual) services include:

  • Concerts

  • Festivals

  • House Concerts

  • Interactive Workshops

  • Classes

  • Lectures

  • Events

  • Church Services

  • Soundtracks and music for sync

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

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

Promoters, please see our online press packet, above.

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Hello, friends,

We are busy teaching in Berea, Liza virtually and A.J. accompanying the Country Dancers, but still making plenty of music together.

 

We'll be doing a big performance  (virtually) for the Niles Center on Friday, September 18 at 8 P.M.  https://www.facebook.com/JJNCenter in support of the publication of Liza's trilogy (biography/cd/songbook) based on the work of Katherine Jackson French.

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

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We are currently booking Liza & A.J. virtual performances for  Winter 2021 and tentatively scheduling performances, lectures, workshops, festivals, events, house concerts, and concerts for Spring and Summer 2021.

Holler at us if you’re interested!

STAY HEALTHY, FOLKS!

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

Liza & A.J.

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RECORDINGS

My Lord, What a Morning is expected to be released by October!   This is a collection of lovely folk hymns in mostly instrumental arrangements, recommended as a soothing balm for these troubled times.

Please note:  HALF OF ALL PRE-ORDER MONEYS WILL BE DONATED TO THE CAMPAIGN OF AMY MCGRATH, WHO IS RUNNING FOR SENATE AGAINST MITCH MCCONNELL IN KENTUCKY.

Please peruse our "Music" page and feel free to purchase early and often.  All four of our albums (the fifth is out of print) are for sale here at our website. 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, are offered here for the first time ever, as is Liza's book on this amazing woman, Katherine Jackson French:  Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector.  

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2017 Liza DiSavino and A.J. Bodnar