Liz Mandeville’s latest CD, RED TOP, shot to #3 in the Roots Time Radio Charts bumping her crown against fellow musicians Buddy Guy, Willy Nelson, and Sonny Landreth. Red Top, like Liz’s other 3 CD’s, has been included in numerous “Best of” lists. The petite redhead was nominated “Blues Songwriter of the Year 2008” by the American Roots Music Assn. She won the 2005 USA Songwriting Contest for her humorous ballad, “He Left It in His Other Pants” recorded for her 2000 CD release READY TO CHEAT. Liz has been described as a “smart, sassy songwriter” with an ability to “build sensitive snapshots that related to the universality common in the human condition.”
She published her first story at 3 & wrote her first songs soon after. Family auto trips through the South exposed young Liz to the many flavors of Roots music from Appalachian Bluegrass to New Orleans jazz & all points in between. Her first gigs were in coffee houses playing songs she’d learned at home. Liz still plays solo gigs. She has developed a guitar style that tips its hat to her oldest influences, Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Muddy Waters while blending in Jazz sensibilities from Jobim to Satchmo. With a sense of humor that shines through her impassioned performance, Liz is a polished, consummate entertainer, not to be missed!