AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Upcoming Publication:  Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector,  University Press of Kentucky, spring 2019 (Liza).

  • Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women, to record the ballads of Katherine Jackson French. (Liza, 2019).

  • Spoken Word winner for the song "Esau Bed, Women of Appalachia Project (Liza, 2018)

  • Publication:  Poem, "Bread,"  selected for publication in The Paterson Literary Review  (Liza, April 2018).

  • Collaboration with "Mr. Appalachia," Loyal Jones, on his book My Curious and Jocular Heroes about Applachian ballad collectors Josiah Combs, Bascom Lamar Lundsford, Leonard Roberts, and Cratis D. Williams  (Liza, 2016-2017).

  • Hutchins Library Sound Archives Fellowship for  "Undoing the Tough Knots," a study and biography of the life of unknown early Kentucky ballad collector Katherine Jackson French, Berea College, Berea, KY (Liza, 2015).

  • Selected as Artist-in-Residence at historic Union Church in Berea, KY (A.J., 2015).

  • Hutchins Library Sound Archives Fellowship for "Mountain to Mountain: A Comparison of Music of the Catskill Mountains with that of Southern Appalachia,” Berea College, Berea, KY (Liza &A.J., 2012).

  • A Home in the Catskills album accepted into the archives of the New York Historical Association (Liza &A.J., 2010).

  • Puffin Grant for production of Alternative Medicine (Liza &A.J., 2007).

  • “Look Away” chosen as theme song for Unreported News on KPHX, Phoenix, AZ (Liza & A.J., 2006).

  • "Ain't We Got Enough," on Songs From the Garden StateFast Folk Musical Magazine (1992) released on Smithsonian Folkways (Liza, 2004).​​

  • American Songwriting Competition, runner-up (Liza, 1998).

  • Falcon Ridge New Folk Competition, winner (Liza, 1993).

  • Master Teacher designation, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation (Liza, 1993, 2000)

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2017 Liza DiSavino and A.J. Bodnar