The trio’s 7 p.m. show will be as a GNWCA coffeehouse concert, performed in the intimate setting of the Tillotson Center’s gallery. The group will be performing selections from its new self-titled album, “Low Lily,” which brings their influences together in a collection of songs which includes original and traditional material on three voices, guitars, mandolin, fiddle and more.
All three musicians are recognized in their own right as New England-based performers much in demand among their peers. Liz grew up listening to her mother sing traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America, as well as the New Orleans brass music her father plays. Since then, she has developed a unique vocal and guitar style that draws from her musical history in folk and ballad traditions as well as the sounds of contemporary folk music, and she has also become a respected songwriter. She is a graduate of Goddard College (2005), where she studied American vernacular music of the 1920s and 30s. She also performs with the all-women group EVA, who can be seen onstage regularly alongside Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and Melanie. She has performed with Long Time Courting, the John Whelan Band, Hannah Sanders, North Cregg, The Sevens, and Southeast Expressway. Her singing is featured in the film “Time and Charges”, written and directed by Grammy and Emmy award winner Ernest Thompson.
Acoustic guitarist and mandolinist Flynn Cohen has performed all over the world with many notable acts in traditional and contemporary acoustic music. In addition to performing with Low Lily, he can be seen on concert and festival stages with legendary Irish Accordion player John Whelan, modern bluegrass band Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway, and in his own solo project.
Fiddler and singer Lissa Schneckenburger grew up in Maine as an active member of the folk community where she learned to play at the feet of some of the most venerable musicians in New England, and now she is one of the most well-respected versatile fiddlers in the northeast today. Lissa is a graduate of The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts (2001), and has played all over the world, including appearances in Russia, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, and the United States. In addition to her own solo show, Lissa has performed with Solas and Childsplay, and was a founding member of the fiddle group Halali.
Tickets for the concert are on sale at Fiddleheads on Main Street in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the concert. For information on this and other upcoming GNWCA events, call 237-9302 or 246-8998, visit www.gnwca.org or visit the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts’ Facebook page.