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 with Hannah Sanders, Long Time Courting, EVA, 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 guest musicians such as dobro phenom Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters), pedal steel legend Pete Grant (The Grateful Dead), cello virtuoso Natalie Haas, and her Low Lily bandmates Lissa Schneckenburger and Flynn Cohen, among many others. Though it was released in 2021, she’s only now touring the record due to pandemic-related delays.
Liz will be joined by Berklee graduate and Rochester native Casey Murray (of the band Corner House), a virtuosic and versatile cello player and educator. Casey’s musical passions find roots in many diverse styles including Celtic, Old Time, New England contra, folk, classical, and improvisation.
Doors @ 7pm | $20 general admission
Show @ 8pm