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Liza & A.J. will be performing at _______________, ________________.The concert will begin at --------------. 

 

Liza & A.J. join audiences together in community through the shared experience of deeply moving songs and impressively blazing instrumentals.  Their multi-faceted and engaging repertoire, exemplified by their five albums, draws on multiple musical traditions and utilizes over 20 instruments. 

Songwriters as well as songcatchers, they firmly root their style in Americana with accents of jazz, creating well-crafted songs that tell great stories, insightfully explore social issues, and bear witness to the impossibly redeeming power of love.

Liza & A.J. have shared their unboundaried love of music with audiences for 21 years. They are award-winning performers and researchers, and have played venues and festivals in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, the Southwest and throughout Appalachia.   Awards won by them individually or as a duo include the New Folk Award from the Falcon Ridge Festival, the American Songwriting Competition Award (runner-up), a grant from the Puffin Foundation, and two fellowships from the Hutchins Library Sound Archives at Berea College in Kentucky.

 

​ In addition to their performance schedule as a duo and as folk dance musicians, the two work at Berea College,  where A.J. is the accompanist for the 75-year-old Country Dancers (with whom he recently toured China).  Liza leads the college Folk-Roots Ensemble and teaches classes in Appalachian music and songwriting.  Both Liza & A.J. appeared on the college’s nationally CBS broadcast Christmas special, "Listen:  A Celebration of Christmas at Berea College," and Liza and the Folk-Roots Ensemble have opened for Vince Gill and have appeared  with the Chieftains. 

 

They are currently in post-production with their sixth release, "My Lord, What a Morning."

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2017 Liza DiSavino and A.J. Bodnar