The Shiz's taut brand of Roots Rock and Soul may be one of the most original sounds to come out of New Orleans in decades. From bluegrass to afro-punk, Shiz Rock is unexpectedly stirring... and a damn good time.
The Shiz is an almost all woman quartet founded in 2009 by its songwriters Lilli Lewis and Liz Hogan. Liz is a life-long multi-instrumentalist whose gritty songs have been inspired by truth seekers like Neil Young and Nina Simone. Lilli is an award winning singer/songwriter from indie rock mecca, Athens, GA with an arsenal of compositions celebrated by DIY scenes all over the US and abroad.
Liz and Lilli have been traveling and making music together since they met in 2004. Their screamin' harmonica and relentless keys are joined by Mel McElveen and Wade Hymel on drums and bass. The fated four skillfully balances expansive rock grooves without losing sight of the anatomy of a great song, yielding easy tunes with a message and an edge, drenched in the soul of the south. www.shizrock.com