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 27 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 84-year-old Country Dancers (with whom he recently toured China). Liza leads the college Folk-Roots Ensemble, teaches Appalachian music, and directs the Celebration of Traditional Music, now in its 48th year. 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.
In addition, Liza's scholarly work on Appalachian ballads has the Kentucky History Award and been featured on "All Things Considered" on NPR and "Studio 360" on PRI.