Liza Anne is a rare gem. Not only is she talented and accomplished, but she pairs that with extreme humility and a charming childlike wonder. For someone who has already made a name for herself and has an international tour under her belt, Liza still manages to maintain a complete and utter sense of gratitude and bewilderment that this is happening to her. She seems to be unable to believe that she could be so lucky, and each new opportunity excites her more than the last.
That’s not to say that this career just happened to her. Liza is a true talent with a penchant for heartbreakingly honest lyrics and endearing relability, an unbeatable combination for a folk singer (though rumor has it, her new album will challenge her genre placement).
We commandeered a corner of Farewell Books in Austin during South by Southwest this year to chat with Liza about her first time at the festival, as well as her upcoming album Two and what is next for her.
Emily is an over-enthusiastic lover of music, books, movies, fashion, and culture in general. Her love of music spans across all genres (what is a genre anymore? she waxes poetic to herself), though she was nursed on true punk and will never understand “redneck country” music – tractors are not and cannot be sexy. Emily currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and considers herself to be a great wit, though she is still waiting on validation from a credible source.