August 26, 2010
Liz Longley’s open approach to songwriting across several genres is not only why her music defies classification, it is also why music lovers seem so taken with her performances—they get to enjoy a little country, some acoustic pop, the blues, and even some jazz.
During the past year, Longley has received accolades and awards recognizing her as one of the finest new talents writing songs today. In 2010, she took the Overall Grand Prize, amongst 9,000 entries, in the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA). Last summer she garnered three of the top honors on the acoustic music scene: 2009 cowinner of the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, finalist in the 2009 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition, and grand prize winner of the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival’s Songwriter Showcase.
In addition to regularly sharing the stage with Livingston Taylor, Longley has opened for acclaimed artists Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole, Colin Hay, Nanci Griffith, Jesse Colin Young, and Jonathan Edwards.