Aggressive urban folk musician, Liz Snavely, often accompanied by classical violinist, Steph DeJong, combine folk and classical music to create the unique sound that is LVNMUZIQ. LVNMUZIQ is urban folk with an edgy classical twist.
On the musical road of inspiration, shared by the likes of Tracy Chapman, Natalie Merchant, and Janis Joplin, you will find the steely reverberations of a self-taught, five foot four; barefooted ball of energy that is Liz Snavely of LVNMUZIQ.
Motivated by her own life, her original urban folk compositions speak directly to the hearts of all who listen, offering connection, understanding, and hope. Liz says “Her music is really meant to encourage and to bring folks together.” And anyone that has had the fortune to hear her play knows this to be true. A single soul of intoxicating rhythm and rhyme, audience members can not help but get caught up in the passion Liz has for her music.
Encouraged by her grandmother and motivated by her seventy year old babysitter, as a child Liz learned to understand music, dissecting each note in her mind and at the piano until she could master a song. It was this early lesson and technique that she later applied to the guitar, her now instrument of choice. “It’s like the guitar is apart of her,” quotes a show attendee.
Despite the youth of her career, Liz has already performed with talented artists such as Ellis, Pamela Means, Jennifer "JJ" Jones, Catie Curtis, Emiko, and Ask Me When.
"A cross between Tracy Chapman and Grant Lee Phillips, urban-folk singer-songwriter Liz Snavely, aka LVNMUZIQ, creates compelling, sometimes-introspective, sometimes-fiery acoustic nuggets on her second full-length CD. A powerful talent." (John Sinkevics - The Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, MI)
"Urban folk is the operative phrase when it comes to describing the music of LVNMUZIQ. Liz Snavely (a.k.a. LVNMUZIQ) has a distinct vocal sound that can warm up the chilliest spring morning and her songs have a way of working their way under your skin and making themselves a part of your being. "River," on which she is joined by violinist Steph DeJong, has a comforting flow, and the appearance of a harmonica on "Disappear" is a welcome addition. Snavely makes the void worth contemplating on "Contemplating the Void" and makes "Growing Pains" a painless experience." (Gregg Shapiro - Chicago Free Press - Chicago, IL)
"Liz is full of magic with her fingertips working the strings and her toes tappin' her way into our hearts. Even more stunning in person and full of energy that lives on after the show is over. Simply...I'm addicted and can't wait for the next time!" (Jamie - Indianapolis, IN)
"LVNMUZIQ (Liz Snavely "in real life") is AMAZING--a TRUE singer-songwriter. Her songs are intense--whether she's singing about lust, the past, love, a crush, or 9/11, she has an incredible communion with language and music, literally touching everyones souls that have heard her." (Linda - Ft Wayne, IN)