Low Lily - "Sitting on the Ridge", Annalivia
"Sitting on the Ridge", performed by Annalivia (www.annaliviamusic.com)at the Institute of Musical Traditions (www.imtfolk.org), Takoma Park, Maryland, USA on November 7, 2012.
At the cutting edge of acoustic and traditional music, Annalivia fuses old and new world sounds to create an authentic new sound, both steeped in tradition and alive with new energy, innovation and originality. The members of Annalivia - Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, Emerald Rae and Mariel Vandersteel - are all virtuosic on their instruments and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, Norwegian and Old Time.
These styles play a large role in the interpretations of their material, which include inventive, quirky fiddle tunes and lushly arranged songs. Their unique style has a distinctly American flavor, yet with the detail, precision and energy of their bluegrass and Celtic backgrounds.
Tom Nelligan of Dirty Linen Magazine says, "Lead vocalist Liz Simmons has a sweet, clear voice that captures the underlying lonesomeness in ballads like "When I Was In My Prime" and sparkles in an uncommonly delicate arrangement of Richard Thompson's "Walking on a Wire," while singer/guitarist Flynn Cohen provides both rhythmic drive and succinct picking."
Sound: Dave Eisner, Dave Richardson
Camera: Laura Christoplos, Dick Tufts, Jim Ralph
Editing: Ralph Lillie
© 2012, Institute of Musical Traditions