“This voice won’t stay small long”, observed the The Washington Post Express. “Longley… seems destined for a bigger audience.” Even music icon John Mayer, who surprised Liz and fellow Berklee music students when he broke into an impromptu rendition of Liz’s song ‘Queen’, has described her music as “Gorgeous…just gorgeous!”
The internet has been equally effusive about Longley’s music. Liz was voted the No. 1 all-time female vocalist on Garageband.com in both acoustic and folk categories.
During the past year, recognition of Longley’s songwriting has been building. She was selected as a New Folk Finalist at the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival competition in Texas. The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival invited her to be a part of their Emerging Artist Showcase. Her song "Rush" took first place in Berklee's annual songwriting competition and she was awarded Berklee’s top songwriting honor, the Scott Benson Scholarship. Longley was also asked to represent the college in a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Liz can be found performing throughout the Northeast as a solo artist, as a duo with Sarah Zimmermann, or with her band. Liz has performed at the Philly Folkfest, Club Passim’s, Tupelo Music Hall, Philly’s World Café and the Kennedy Center. She has shared the stage with Nanci Griffith, Kenny Rankin, Livingston Taylor, Jonathan Edwards and Jesse Colin Young.
This summer Liz is releasing her 2nd full length CD, Somewhere in the Middle, produced by Grammy Award winner Glenn Barratt at Morningstar Studios.