Liz Longley | Somewhere In the Middle

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Somewhere In the Middle

by Liz Longley

A rare find with phenomenal vocal ability, tone and performance. Longley’s lyrics have the spark and spunk of Patti Griffin, her voice has the eloquence and mastery of Alison Krauss.
Genre: Pop: Pop
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1. When I See Your Face
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2. Rush
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3. Go On
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4. Almost Over You
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5. Goin' Where Leavin' Takes Me
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6. People Get Ready
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7. Overdue
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8. Lonely
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9. What Livin's For
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10. Somewhere in the Middle
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11. Ain't Too Good to Be True
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12. Queen
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13. Annabelle
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“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 performs throughout the Northeast as a solo artist, as a duo with Sarah Zimmermann, or with her band. Liz has played 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.


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Paul Price

A star in the making
I was lucky enough to see Liz in person at a tiny venue in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania in November. She had so much personality and vibrancy that literally defined the term "charisma".

Her song writing skills are unbelievable for someone so young and her voice is somewhere between Joni Mitchell's and Nora Jones', although with a style all her own.

If Liz Longley comes to your area see her NOW while you can still aford the tickets and the venues are small enough to get to know her without sitting hundreds of yards away. She is destined for full-blown stardom.

I'm going to see her next month in Philly at the Tin Angel on Jan. 13th. Perhaps I'll see you there.

patty M.

Somewhere in the middle
Liz Longley recently performed at Berklee college of music, for singers night! i was in awe! Her music, lyrics and voice blew me away!!! I love her writing skills! shes a beast!! Reviewing her album and her results from last nights show, Im a definite fan! Liz Longley will soon be on mtv and vh1!!! awesome!! keep it up!!

Jason Kulyan

Melodic Perfection
Liz Longley is often described in terms of the high-profile venues at which she has performed or in relation to some of the artists with whom she has had the opportunity to collaborate. However, none of these benchmarks accurately differentiates Liz and her music. Who does Liz Longley sound like? She sounds like Liz Longley, of course! That is to say her musical style and her melodic voice are entirely unique. Normally, as one listens to a solo artist performing, one song tends simply to blend into the next, with the result that all the tracks begin to sound the same after a little while. Liz’s music, especially Somewhere in the Middle, does not fall into this category for two important reasons: First, throughout each and every song we experience a different part of the emotional spectrum. Second, as we listen to tracks from Somewhere in the Middle, we become more familiar with Liz herself. Each song, each measure, and indeed each note teaches us more about who this artist is and what makes her so unique. On the surface you have only a girl and her guitar—and the occasional piano for good measure—but there is so much more. Somewhere in the Middle evokes the giddiness of that first time we fall in love; the contemplative moments spent quietly musing whether our decisions about life and love are the correct ones; the heartbreak that comes with taking risks to become who we need to be; and the stark and joyous realization that the friends and choices we make along the journey of life have as much to do with who we become as do the end results of our actions. This latest album eloquently blends Liz’s unique artistry and passion with the thoughts and feelings of her audience—and in the end, we find ourselves in the midst of a perfect balance: somewhere in the middle.

Liz Longley

Somewhere In the Middle
Just a great album! Her songwriting ability added to her lovely voice and soaring range mean that Liz will be around for a long time. That's a great thing. Keep it up Liz, hugs from Clare.

Carolyn Capistrano

Somewhere in the Middle by Liz Longley
This girl is amazing! Her rich vocals are a joy to listen to. Her songs are so well written. " Almost Over You" is my favorite - just gorgeous. "Queen" is mesmerizing and one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. I play her cds in my store which is in the largest mall on the east coast. When people hear her voice, they are amazed and always ask where they can buy her cds. Her voice is just so rich and beautifully controlled.

Gopher13

About as good as they come
As a long time singer/ songwriter fan you can't help but hear a lot of music some good some bad. Liz is one of those artists that grabs your attention and makes you wonder how you didn't hear of her before - she's that good. I heard her for the first time with Livingston this summer and I had both her CD's by the end of the week. Reward yourself and buy this one.