4.22.22 Ballad Night at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, John. B. Stephenson Hall, First Floor205 North Main Street,Berea, Kentucky. 7:30 P.M. For info contact
4.1.22. Liza leads the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble in their annual spring concert. Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall. For info contact
3.25.-27.22 Liza goes on tour with the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble to parts of the Southeastern U.S. More info to come.
1.28.22. Songwriters Night at Berea College. Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, John. B. Stephenson Hall, First Floor
205 North Main Street,
Berea, Kentucky. 7:30 P.M. For info contact email@example.com . Open to the public.
1.22.22. Liza & A.J. in concert, Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea College. 8:00 P.M. Free. Contact for more information.
12.3-12.4.21 Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble at the annual Berea College Christmas celebration, expected to be LIVE at Union Church, Berea, KY. 7:30 P.M. For info contact
10.14–10.17.21. 48th annual Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College, directed by Liza. Clear your calendar and come to Berea! We expect to be LIVE this year! Vaccinations and masks likely to be required for audience members. Performers TBA. Info at
10.13.21 Mountain Day at Berea College. Liza and A.J. lead and accompany student ensembles all day at the Pinnacles!
9.17.21 Liza & A.J. LIVE in concert at the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, 160 Paterson Drive, Lexington, KY. 12 P.M.–1 P.M. More info at
9.16.21 Liza lectures LIVE at the Scott County Historical Society., Georgetown, KY. We expect this to be live. 7 P.M. More info at
9.10.21. Liza gives LIVE lecture/recital at Berea College in celebration of the completion of the Katherine Jackson French trilogy! Details tba. LIVE!!! More info to come.
8.19.21. CELTIC FESTIVAL, BEREA! Liza & A.J. join other musicians in a showcase performance. Time and place TBD.
7.5-7.16.21 Liza & A.J. teach at the wonderful folk arts school Common Ground on the Hill. Virtual. Attend from your living room! Virtual this year.
6.5.21 Liza delivers lecture/performance on Dr. French for the Berea Dulcimer Gathering. Live.
5.23.21 Liza & A.J. at Union Church, Berea, for Pentecost service. 10:30 A.M. FIRST LIVE SERVICE SINCE THE PANDEMIC. Please wear a mask. 200 Prospect St., Berea, KY. 10:30 A.M.
5.7.21 Liza in lecture at Kentucky Historical Society. 12-1 P.M.
3.30.21 Liza in a lecture at the Filson Historical Society. 6:00 P.M. https://filsonhistorical.org/events/ 6 P.M.
3.29.21 Liza in lecture for the Midlands Network of Popular Culture, England. 2:00 P.M.
3.12.21. Ballad Night at the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center. 7:30 P.M. Hosted by the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble (Liza directs) https://berea.zoom.us/j/98850372341
3.11.21 to 3.14.21
Liza and A.J. perform ballads of Katherine Jackson French at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference. Hosted by the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble (Liza directs) http://appalachianstudies.org/annualconference/ Date and time TBD
2.19.21 Songwriters Night at Berea College! 7:30 P.M. Open to the public. .https://berea.zoom.us/j/98850372341
2.16.21 Liza guest lectures at McDaniel College. Private.
1.20.20 Liza and the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble perform at Martin Luther King Day at Berea College, the first integrated college in the South, 11:00 A.M., First Christian Church, Berea. For more info including the day's schedule see
Liza and the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble host Songwriters’ Night. Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea, KY. 7:30 P.M.
Liza and A.J play the Lexington Contra Dance with Illegal Contraband. Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St, Lexington, KY, 8:00 P.M.
Liza and A.J. play the annual Valentine’s dance. Spotlight Theater, 8:00 P.M.
Rep Your City - A.J. plays for Berea College dance groups. Seabury Center, Berea College, 8:00 P.M.
Liza and A.J. are joined by fiddler Tom Cunningham and banjoist Deb Thompson in a private reception for the Sawyer exhibit at the Kentucky Historical Society. Kentucky Historical Society. 5:00-7:30 P.M.
Liza lectures on Katherine Jackson French at the P.E.O. Women’s Club, Richmond, KY. 6:30-8:30
Arpi plays for Mountain Folk Festival
Liza tours with the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble tp Hindman, KY and Black Mountain, NC. CANCELLED
Liza and A.J., with fiddler Tom Cunningham, play for the Lexington Vintage Dancers. 128 North Broadway, Berea Kentucky. 8:00 P.M. CANCELLED
Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble in concert, Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea, KY. 8:00 P.M. CANCELLED
A.J. plays with different dance ensembles at Kinetic Expressions, Seabury Center, Berea College. 8:00 P.M.
Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble in Ballad Night. Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center. 7:30 P.M. CANCELLED
Liza & A.J. play Willow Valley Resort. FACEBOOK LIVE
Liza & A.J. teach and play at Star Arts Retreat, Star Star Island, Isles of Shoals, NH. CANCELLED
7.11.13 Common Ground on the Hill, Festival of American Music and Dance, Carroll County Fairgrounds, Westminster, MD. 10:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M. CANCELLED
Liza & A.J. teach and perform at the wonderful Common Ground on the Hill Folk Arts School, Westminster, MD. ONLINE! THIS IS ON! See for classes at this wonderful school/camp.
Liza & A.J. play for the longest-running folk radio show in the country, "Bound for Glory" with host Phil Shapiro. Anabel Taylpr Hall, Cornell University, 8:00-11:00 P.M. CANCELLED
Liza & A.J. play virtual TradMad through the wonders of The Folk Notebook. See http://www.tradmadcamp.org/ for full lineup.
The Kentucky launch of Liza's book Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector. Lunch at the Library at 11:45-1:00 (lunch provided); ballad concert at 8:00, Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall. CANCELLED
Liza, with A.J., perform the ballads of Katherine Jackson French for the John Jacob Niles Center for Traditional Music, Appalachia in the Bluegrass series. https://finearts.uky.edu/music/appalachia/liza-disavino Noon.
Liza gives a convocation performance for Centenary College, Louisiana. 7:00 P.M. https://www.centenary.edu/news-media/story/virtual-convocation-to-highlight-work-of-former-centenary-professor-katherine-jackson-french/
Liza & A.J. in a Christmas concert for Willow Valley Communities. In house, virtual.
"A Cozy Christmas," Liza & A.J. in a Christmas concert for the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta, https://www.firstumc-oneonta.org/ 2:00 P.M.
Old Christmas. We get to take part in the Ritchie Nieces’ family tradition of “breaking up Christmas!” We'll honored to be guests, along with other Berea and environs musicians. Concert benefits a local animal rescue league. Ya'll come and bring your voices! Berea Arena Theater, 7:30 P.M.
Liza and A.J. in concert at Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea College, Berea, KY. 8:00 P.M. Admission free.
Liza and the Folk-Roots Ensemble lead Songwriting Night, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College. 7:30 P.M.
Valentine’s Day Dance. Alumni Hall, Berea College. 8:00 P.M.
Liza and A.J. on the Berea College Festival of African-American Spirituals. time tbd. Union Church, Berea, KY.
A.J. goes on tour with the Berea Country Dancers to St. Louis.
Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble on their spring tour, this time to Maryland to open for a couple of Grammy winners. Friday March 1st, the group opens for Tom Paxton at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street. Baltimore, MD. Saturday, the group opens for Guy Davis at the Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster, MD. More info: Both concerts start at 7:30 P.M.
Liza performs as a Spoken Word category winner for the Women of Appalachia Project 10th Anniversary Gala at the Baker Theater, University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio. 6-9 P.M.
Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble in their spring concert! Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea College, Berea, KY. 8 P.M.
Liza and the Folk-Roots Ensemble lead Ballad Night. Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College. 7:30 P.M.
Liza performs as a Spoken Word category winner for the Women of Appalachia Project. Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College. 1-3 P.M.
A.J.'s setting of "Epitaph,” based on a Rudyard Kipling poem, is premiered by the Berea College Concert Choir. Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea College, Berea, KY. 3:00 P.M.
Liza & A.J. at the EKU Crabbe Library Reading Room performing a program of ballads, North and South. 5:30.
Liza is the keynote speaker at the Centennial Celebration of the Women’s Department Club of Shreveport. She will be speaking on the club’s co-founder, Katherine Jackson French. Time tbd.
Liza and A.J. play Willow Valley Communities, Lakes. 7:30 P.M.
Illegal Contraband plays Willow Valley Communities’ first contradance! The Pavillion, time tba.
Liza and A.J. play Willow Valley Communities, Manor North. 7:30 P.M.
Liza and A.J play Traditions week 3 at Common Ground on the Hill – our 18th season! Come! Music, visual art, and dance from all over the world in one big loving community.
Liza and A.J. play the Festival of American Music and Dance at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, wrapping up Common Ground on the Hill.
Liza and A.J. at their first TradMad Festival! Sponsored by the New York Folk Music Society, the Country Dance and Song Society and many others! Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA
Liza and A.J. at the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta, 2:00 P.M., 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY. Snow date 12/14 2 P.M. (607)432-4102.
Liza and A.J. at Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, PA, Christmas show. Manor North. 7:30.
Liza and A.J. at Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, PA, Christmas show. Lakes. 7:30.
Liza and A.J. at Second Baptist Church, 62 Main St., Worcester, NY. Christmas Eve service. 7:30. 607- 397-8353.
Breaking Up Christmas, hosted by the Ritchie Nieces We are honored to be invited to be part of the Ritchie Family's celebration of the Appalachian custom, of "breaking up Christmas." We'll be guests, along with other Berea and environs musicians. Concert benefits a local animal resuce league. Ya'll come and bring your voices! Berea Arena Theater/ 1835 Big Hill Rd. / Berea, KY. 7:30 P.M. Reservations: Pamela Corley at .
A.J. and Liza play at TGIF, in a program about the Berea Festival Dancers' trip to China. Woods-Penniman Hall, Berea College. 12 noon.
A.J. and the Berea Country Dancers kick up their heels at the Carter G. Woodson Center, Berea College, 8 P.M. 859-985-3431.
Festival of African-American Spirituals/3 P.M./ Union Church,/Berea, KY. Liza & A.J. will perform, along with the Berea College Folk Ensemble led by Liza, the Berea College Black Music Ensemble, and many others. / Info: 895-985-3466.
A.J. plays with the Berea College Jazz Band, and Prof D. makes a guest appearance with the Wind Ensemble. Gray Auditorium, 7:30 P.M. 859-985-3466.
A.J. goes on tour as accompanist for the venerable and internationally known Berea College Country Dancers. To points in Ohio. 859-985-3431.
A.J. accompanies the Berea College Country Dancers in their Convocation performance. Liza makes a guest appearance. Seabury Center, Berea College, 7:30 P.M. Free and open to the public
Liza goes on tour with the nationally known Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble. They'll be playing at the legendary John C. Campbell School (founded by Olive Dame Campbell) in Brasstown, NC Friday at 7:30 , and at Highland Farms in Asheville, NC at 3. . 859-985-3472.
A.J. plays for the 85-year-old Mountain Folk Festival, Seabury Gym, Berea College. Contact for details
Liza directs the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble in their spring blowout/8 P.M./Gray Auditorium/Presser Hall/Berea College/Berea, KY. 859-985-3472. See for more details
Liza and the Folk-Roots Ensemble hosts Ballad Night . Loyal Jones Appalachian Center/Berea College/Berea, KY. 7:30. Free.
Liza & A.J., with guests, play the Berea Danish-American Dance/9 P.M./Berea Folk Center/Jefferson St./Berea, KY/ : 859-986-7584. See
Email: info @ berea -folk-circle.org
Liza & A.J. concert. First Christian Church/ 206 Chestnut St. / Berea, KY. 3:00 P.M. , (859) 986-4553 THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND IS BEING RESCHEDULED.
Liza & A.J at PINEWOODS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FESTIVAL/ Hudson Valley Resort and Spa/Kerhonkson, NY. Sponsored by the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club. Come sing, dance, play in the beautiful mountains of Upstate New York.
Liza & A.J at Lakes, Willow Valley Communities/Lancaster, PA. 7:30 P.M.
Liza & A.J at Bound For Glory, WBVR, Anabel Taylor Hall/ Cornell University/ Ithaca, NY. 8:00-11:00 P.M.
Liza performs "That Esau Bed" in an evening of spoken word and musical performance in a juried program entitled "Women Speak" on September 21, 6-9 PM at Northern Kentucky University in Fort Thomas, KY. Sponsorsed by the Women of Appalachia Project.
Liza at First Christian Church, Berea, 8:40 and 10:30.
A.J. goes on tour with the internationally known Berea Country Dancers.
Mountain Day, when the college closes and everyone goes to the mountain. Liza will be leading the Folk-Roots Ensemble; A.J. will be playing for the Country Dancers. Allllll day, at the Pinnacles, Berea, KY
Liza leads the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble at the Celebration of Traditional Music, Phelps-Stokes Chapel, Berea, KY, 7 P.M.
Yes, indeed, that's right.
Liza and A.J. at First Christian Church, Berea. Services at 8:40 and 10:30.
11.30 & 12.1.18
Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble at the annual Berea College Christmas celebration. Union Church, Berea, KY 7:30 P.M.
Roots Liza plays for the Women of Appalachia Project as a Spoken Word winner at the University of Northern Kentucky, Fort Thomas, KY. 6-9 P.M.
Liza and A.J. at the Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Manor North. Christmas show. 7:30 P.M.
Split bill with Robinson and Rohe. Jean Rohe is best known to the Berea Community as the composer of "Arise, Arise," featured at the college's opening convocation in 2014. Come for a night of double duos!/Loyal Jones Appalachian Center/Berea College/Berea, KY. 859-985-3140. Free. Sponsored by the Loyal Jones Appalchian Center and the Music Department. 7:30 P.M.
Liza performs Appalachian ballads in celebration of Richard Underwood's new book: "Murder Ballads: True Crimes from Southern Murder Ballads." Eastern Kentucky University/ Grand Reading Room/Crabbe Library/Richmond, KY/5:00 & 7:00/
A.J. tours with the Berea College Country dancers.
Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music. Liza will be presenting on "Lasting Impressions from English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, 1917." Liza & A.J. will be hosting the tv show "Head of the Holler" and interviewing Alice Gerrard. The Friday evening show, featuring the Folk-Roots Ensemble (directed by Liza) will also feature Alice Gerrard. /Loyal Jones Appalachian Center/Berea College/Berea, KY. 859-985-3140.
A Celebration of Christmas at Berea College,/ Union Church/Berea, KY. 859-985-3666. With groups from Berea College. 7:30 P.M.
Christmas Concert CANCELLED. We'll be there in the spring.
As Illegal Contraband, dance at the Carlbergs, over the Fudge Shop in Old Towne/128 North Broadway/Berea, KY./ 8:00 P,M.
House Concert/Berea, KY /3 P.M/ Call 607-434-1164.
House Concert/Berea, KY /8 P.M/ Call 607-434-1164.
Concert | Lakes/ Willow Valley Communities | Lancaster, PA. 7:30 P.M.