Thursday, March 08, 2012
Liz Green...live and un-Lizzed
Rising star of the alt folk scene, the distinctively voiced Liz Green, hits the road in support of her universally acclaimed album O, Devotion! and new single Bad Medicine. Spinning twisted tales seemingly beamed in from a dim and distant past...and world for that matter...she’s had reviewers scrambling for superlatives. Expect to see the words ‘haunting’ and ‘beautiful’ a lot too.
As for ‘Bad Medicine’, here’s Liz’s take on the track “This is probably my favourite song. It’s a different bag of badgers altogether from the first version of it. Me and Peri spent a long time trying to nail that trumpet solo. I eventually ended up playing it to him on a kazoo! Because I can’t afford to take a full band everywhere I go, I’ve built up a bit of a reputation for being a great mouth trumpet player".
"There is a simple story. The sad story of a man who is neglected by his fellow men. Punished by them for his difference. When I mention him walking like a Bible prophet I think of a man I used to see walking round Manchester, striding, head high, beatific smile. I haven’t seen him around for a while. I hope he’s still walking that way. The opening lines are how I felt when I first heard Son House. I think I’d not heard the rawness of emotion come through a recording so easily as it did with his recordings. That’s the aim isn’t it. To capture a little bit of soul.”
Liz Green dishes up the Bad Medicine across the UK from 22nd March onwards. Mouth trumpet-tastic!
Thurs 22 March Birmingham Glee Club
Fri 23 March Exeter Cavern
Sat 24 March Bristol Louisiana
Mon 26 March Glasgow Captains Rest
Tues 27 March York Duchess
Wed 28 March Newcastle Cluny 2
Thu 29 March Sheffield Riverside Free show
Fri 30 March Leeds Brudenell
Sun 1 April Norwich Arts Centre
Mon 2 April Brighton The Hope
Tue 3 April London Bush Hall
Wed 4 April Cambridge Portland Arms
Thu 5 April Manchester Deaf Institute