Lizanne Knott's SOUTH OF GRACELAND album released in the UK on Proper Music Distribution
Lizanne Knott's SOUTH OF GRACELAND album entered Amazon's UK charts at number 7, above Taylor Swift this past week. SOUTH OF GRACELAND is being released in UK, Ireland, and Scotland on October 5 through Proper Music Distribution.
Lizanne's music was first introduced to British audiences through BBC-2 radio host Bob Harris and through her first UK tour in 2006 when Proper released her album, UNDER THE BURING SKY, with it receiving rave reviews.
She will also be returning to the UK and Scotland for a tour in June 2010. The tour is being booked by Stoneyport Associates. Please keep checking Lizanne's site for updates, as well as http://www.stoneyport.co.uk/artists/docs/lizanneknott.html!
The music of Pennsylvania-based singer-songwriter Lizanne Knott is natural, featuring captivating melodies and deceptively simple lyrics that resonate deeper insights in repeated listening.
SOUTH OF GRACELAND's roots-driven folk and dark, poetic ballads weave tales of life, tragedy and the search for redemption. Lizanne's signature sound is vocals infused with infinite warmth, and it takes flight again in this fourth collection of songs. The CD, produced by Grammy-winning Glenn Barratt (Elton John "Aida," Melody Gardot "Worrisome Heart") brings together some of the most sought after musicians from the United States, including; Jef Lee Johnson (George Duke, Billy Joel), John Doyle (Solas, Joan Baez, Mick Moloney), Chico Huff (Solas, Kate Taylor), Joel Bryant (Philadelphia International Records), Grant MacAvoy, Ed Wise and some special guests. Together, they merge Lizanne's delicately soulful sound with innovative riffs over infectious melodies, creating songs that will stay with you long after you turn off the radio.
"My Little Town" paints images of a town with its dog parade, gentle winds, and also the undercurrent of personally great loss and the dust on picture postcards. Such is Lizanne's gift in writing--both light hearted and happy while taking unexpected turns into deeper, contemplative places. "Too Much Love" starts out with a reference to Elvis Presley and gives mention to Bob Harris, "Everyone has something, and sometimes it's enough...but no one's getting too much love." Whether a bluesy fun remedy "Why Baby Why" or her melodic and metaphoric "Kill the Crows" there is something very worth listening to by everyone.
Confirmed Tour Dates for Lizanne Knott,
please visit lizanneknott.com for updates.
Oct. 7: ABC Special “Tune In” Taping, Oct. 7: "ABC Tune In Taping" Brittinghams Lafayette Hill, PA
Oct 10 The Eclectic Cafe Bay Shore, NY
Oct 17 Kennet Flash Kennett Square, PA
Oct 30 The Record Collector Bordentown, NJ
Nov 5 Clear Conscience Cafe Cambridge, MA
Nov 13 The Bluebird!! Nashville, TN
Nov 18, 19 NYSC Contest Finale New York, NY
Nov 20 The Kimmel Center! Commonwealth Plaza Stage Philadelphia, PA
Nov 21 Arts Against Abuse Presents In Concert Media, PA
Nov 28 Burlap and Bean Newtown Square, PA
Dec 1 Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA
Dec 10 Lansdowne Folk Club - Minas Anniversary show! Lansdowne, PA
Dec 11 WXPN Presents: Philabundance Benefit 4th Annual! - Lizanne and Friends
Dec 17 Sellersville Theater - Annie Haslam and Friends Holiday Concert! Sellersville, PA
June 12 Concert @ Turners Hill West Sussex, London
June 14 BBC2 - Live show taping London
June 16 Edinburgh FC TBA Edinburgh, Scotland
June 17 Live at The Star Glasgow, Scotland