'Liz Ryder uses her worldly experiences to create amazing musical compositions...she holds the rapt attention of audiences whenever she plays.' (Nusi Dekker, Local Music Vibe SF)
'Her voice certainly has a haunting quality typified by the likes of Joni Mitchell...' (Alex Lawson, Sandman Magazine)
'...hauntingly familiar but at the same time excitingly original.' (Sidmouth Folk Week)
‘When Liz Ryder plays her songs she sings as if her voice is coming from another place, and it’s a beautiful place. On the surface quiet and unassuming but the sound has a depth, it’s smouldering and full of passion. It’s a place everyone should visit more often‘. (John McConnachie, Two Rivers Folk Festival)
After years of study and practice, performance and teaching, and an international life, British/American singer/songwriter/composer/multi-instrumentalist Liz Ryder, now finds herself in her new home town of San Francisco, where she performs regularly at festivals and venues, and composes music for local theater. She has opened for Richard Thompson, Jez Lowe, and Eric Taylor, and has performed on main stages at festivals such as Sidmouth, Broadstairs, the Sacramento World Music Fest, and the San Francisco Folk Festival.
Her influences range from Tori Amos, Seth Lakeman, and Ani Difranco, to Palestrina and Beethoven. Along the way, she has received inspiring accolades including recognition as a semi finalist at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards (2002), winning a national composition competition at 16 for an a’capella choral setting, and receiving the undergrad prize for composition at University of Wales, Bangor.
Liz’s new EP, Second Sun (2012), is available now!
Her Previous albums include: Ghost Letters from the Sea (2010), Chrysalis EP (2007), Skyline EP (2005), On the Neon Highway (2003), and Sacramento Orange (2001).