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"In an age of saccarine sentimentality and willowy vocals, Liz Frame
offers a mature alternative.
songs are soaked in the brine of experience, and she
can knock down walls with her
powerful far-ranging voice."
- Sing Out!
is one of the most compelling, interesting, and emotive voices I've heard in a long, long time, with a solid and soulful personality to match.
band is the perfect complement and foil for her
quirky, funky Americana in their own very original way; to me, she's
a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, and a whole lot Americana."
-MARIAN LEIGHTON-LEVY, Rounder Records
first song at age nine, and has been performing her
own brand of rootsy Americana music since her
childhood listening to the artists her
parents loved Jimmie Rogers, The Weavers, B.B. King, Elvis Presley to name just a few, absorbing their sounds and ultimately allowing them to influence her
At fourteen she
picked up the guitar and has been hooked on the process of making music ever since.
In the early 1980's, after years of travel with her
family that allowed Ms. Frame
to see dozens of US states and several continents, she
family finally settled outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Shortly thereafter, she began seriously pursuing a career in music, becoming an active member of the country music/rockabilly scene in the city during the eighties and nineties.
own band, she
garnered serious interest from both major and independent record labels during this time, but ultimately decided against the rigors of the business to concentrate on family.
Now that her
daughter, a gifted working musician in her
own right, is grown, she
is once again free to pursue what she
loves most making infectious, heart-felt and at times raucous music that appeals to everyone from eight to eighty!
While Ms. Frame
delivers her songs with strong, distinctive vocals that fall somewhere between Dwight Yoakum's twang and k.d lang's soul, one can't listen to her music without also hearing the influences of people like Merle Haggard or Johnny Cash.
A prodigious writer, Ms. Frame released her first full-length recording, "Sooner," a collection of ten original songs that feature playing by some of the cream of the crop session players, including Bobby Keyes, Duke Levine and Kevin Barry.
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