Fresh from the heart of a burgeoning Cambridge acoustic music scene, Living in the Lowlands combines traditional American country style with a dash of English folk, in songs that tell stories about relationships past, present and future. Produced by Nick Barraclough with discreet supporting appearances from some of the most accomplished players in the East of England, it’s an album that sneaks up on you slowly, then sticks around forever.
‘An accomplished writer and vocalist… On the scurrying opener Leaving Like The English, it’s hard not to find yourself likening her to Thea Gilmore, a comparison that also holds true on the more trad folk and blues inclined One Thousand Times Untrue, which comes with unaccompanied intro. On the other hand, I Sing, a duet with fellow Woodberrys Sue Pomeroy, is very much in the vein of plantation songs like Shortnin’ Bread and English children’s folk tunes such as Froggie Went A Courtin’ while the poignant Red Headed Daughter, has all the hallmarks of classic Jackson Browne… potentially the start of a very fruitful solo career.’ (Folk Radio UK)
‘A pretty amazing first attempt… More in terms of achievement and promise than many a debut record conceived on a similar amount of experience… showcases Lizzie’s better-than-capable singing voice and aptitude for the rootsier side of the spectrum… crafted, lean with no padding, says what it needs to and then gets off-stage with no fuss – and there’s nowt wrong with that… I’m much taken with Lizzie’s music.’ (FATEA)
Leaving Like the English
One Thousand Times Untrue
In Your Loving Arms
Peter My Brother