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Recording artist Liz Longley to perform at Busby Cellars

By From page B7 | June 06, 2014

Busby Cellars, 6375 Grizzly Flat Road in Somerset, is having a dinner concert featuring Liz Longley on Saturday, June. Dinner is from 5-6:45 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m.

In the short time since her graduation from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, singer and songwriter Longley has assembled an impressive résumé. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, she has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music.

In the past two years, Longley has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition.

New England named her the 2011 Female Performer of the Year, the Washington Post declared that she is “destined for a larger audience” and Dig Boston called her “a rising acoustic sensation.” Even John Mayer is a fan, calling her music “gorgeous, simply gorgeous.”

A Philadelphia native, Longley recently made the move to Nashville, Tenn. where she has quickly made her presence known throughout Music City. In addition to writing more than 40 songs with some of the best songwriters in the business, she has also managed to keep up her seemingly never-ending touring schedule, playing more than 100 shows in the last year.

Most recently, Longley’s music has taken center stage on a national level with numerous television placements and radio airplay. ABC’s critically acclaimed series “NY Med” featured her music throughout the first season and the 2012 season finale of Lifetime’s “Army Wives” displayed her towering vocals in an epic grand finale song.”

Executives at SiriusXM caught wind of her captivating cover of Van Morrison’s hit “Moondance” and added it into regular rotation, along with her award-winning original song, “When You’ve Got Trouble.” After an impressive response from listeners, she was invited to perform live in the SiriusXM studios in New York City and was named one of its Coffee House Discoveries of 2011.

Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 530-344-9119.

Democrat Staff

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