Fri, May 8 Lizzy Diane w/ Karen Wheelock - $6
About Lizzy: Alternative singer-songwriter Lizzy Diane was born and raised in Sheboygan Wisconsin. She began taking classical violin and piano lessons at age 5, and eventually took up the oboe, guitar, and bass guitar. She was also a competitive figure skater and was regarded for her elegance and flow to all types of music. As a young adult, Lizzy battled a debilitating case of chronic Lyme disease and spent much of her time writing poetry and composing music during treatment. Songwriting became such a source of self-discovery and healing that she began to pursue a music career, releasing her first EP “Encompass Rose” in 2013 and her first LP “Otherkin” in December of 2014, which features Grammy nominated flautist Peter Phippen. Lizzy is known for her uniquely haunting vocal style, nuanced songwriting, and ethereal tone. She is currently touring the midwest and the nation with her new album as well as working on new compositions for future releases.
Reviews: “This melancholic enchantress from Eau Claire just released her debut album late last year and it is amazing... It will tickle your fancy whether you are into metal, folk, or anywhere in between. She brings elements of folk and alternative and adds her unique vocal style to the mix...” - Midwest Mayhem Promotions and Booking
“I find the haunting vibe of “Otherkin” to be a thoroughly humanizing experience...Upon first listen to “Lo and Behold,” the first track on the album, I was immediately taken in, swept away by the instrumentation, emotion and dreamy feel of the song.From the get-go, Lizzy Diane invites listeners to engage with their emotions, intellect, and spirit. Again, she invites us to engage with those things that are integral to what it means to be human.” - Ed Hudgins, “Volume One.org” - December 10, 2014
Karen Wheelock was born and raised on a farm in small-town, Wisconsin. She has always had a passion for music, and only recently began writing on her own.
Though known for her giggle, Wheelock often writes about heartbreak and other more serious subject matters. Her smooth melodies and simple guitar are complemented by her often metaphorical and poetic lyrics.
Wheelock has performed many times around the Madison area, and last year won a Madison Area Music Award for Compilation Album of the Year, and was a finalist for a MAMA in the Folk Song of the Year category. She is currently a finalist in five MAMA categories. Wheelock released her debut EP, "Imaginary Girl", on December 16, 2014.