Ghost Brothers of Darkland Country

Are you sitting down? Are all the lights on? Maybe you should turn the page till it’s daylight ‘cause Lonesome Liz is going to tell you a ghost story… a vengeful one, full of hate… a tale of brother against brother and love gone wrong that oozes sticky, quick darkening blood… a tale thick with the…

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Lonesome Liz: The Seeger Songs

While writing for Northern Virginia magazine in 2007 I believe, an idea for a series of interviews occurred to me. The music industry was, at that time, at a peak of the shift from industry to DIY success. Why not, I suggested, talk with five Virginia artists, all at different levels of their career and…

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LL’s Top 10 Scenes From Nashville Kitchens

My Top 10 Scenes From Nashville Kitchens. All of which have taken place in sprawling homes that need to be and sometimes are sets of reality TV shows. They’re epidemic here.(Warning: Not ALL of these scenes took place inside… but most of them did.) 1. Telling a record label executive that he was destroying Country Music…

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Lonesome Liz: West Nashville Waltz

Lonesome Liz & The West Nashville Waltz with Cameron Bentley (guitar), Eric Mellencamp, (vocal input), Mary Leland Wehner (tamborine and commentary).   Some true stories are best sung.     LONESOME LIZ: West Nashville Waltz   Cameron Bentley (guitar), Eric Mellencamp, (vocal input, lol), Mary Leland Wehner, (tamborine and commentary)   I was tired of hidin’,…

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Lonesome Liz: Muddy Roots Photo Journal

I set out  for the third annual Muddy Roots Festival Thursday morning. Performers included many artists I’d performed with or opened for and dear friends including filmmaker Ron Smith,  (aka Cuzn Wildweed), The Goddamn Gallows,  J. B. Beverley,  Kara Clark,  Brooklyn Hellbetty, (Saving Country Music) (http://www.savingcountrymusic.com) and O’Death,  with whom I share a friend and collaborator in…

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Island Mojo: Travel Diary 2 Lonesome Liz

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Tybee is another juju-laden island off the coast of Georgia, Sapelo.  It is the fourth largest of Georgia’s barrier islands. The inhabitants of the island, called Gullah or Geechee,  are directly descended from escaped slaves who stayed in their own, independent society until today.  There, West African traditions have been…

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