Liz Simmons with Flynn Cohen
Thursday 20th July 2023
£13 Adv £15 Door
‘Poets’ after-CD-Release Tour
“An artist with full command of her voice, which she utilizes beautifully”.
-Red Guitar Music
Born in San Francisco to musician parents, Liz Simmons spent her early childhood traveling through the wilds of North America in a sky blue VW bus. Her parents were itinerant musicians, moving from California to Oregon, then to Alaska.
Inspired by her beginnings, and after a brief foray into classical music, Liz found her way back to folk and roots music, founding the bands Annalivia and Low Lily with husband Flynn Cohen, as well as performing in a duo with Hannah Sanders, and as a backing vocalist for Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Melanie, and others.
2021 saw the release of “Poets” (her first solo album in fifteen years) which has been lauded as “an ageless album” (Irish Music Magazine), “more than the sum of its considerable parts” (RNR Magazine), and “pure poetry indeed” (Goldmine Magazine). The self-produced album features the mixing talents of Ben Savage (Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage) and the mastering skills of Nick Cooke (Kate Rusby). Liz provides her own guitar and piano alongside guest musicians such as dobro phenom Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters), pedal steel legend Pete Grant (The Grateful Dead), cello virtuoso Natalie Haas, and British singer Hannah Sanders, among many others. Though released in 2021, she’s only now touring the record due to pandemic-related delays.
Liz will be joined by Ohio native Flynn Cohen, a virtuosic guitarist and mandolinist who spent three years at the Dartington College of Arts in Devon studying with John Renbourn, and who has toured the world with accordion champion John Whelan, among many others.