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Lizanne Knott

"Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as we've had for Lizanne Knott" (Bob Harris - BBC Radio 2).

An award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA, USA Lizanne Knott has been captivating audiences throughout the States and garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues in the USA steadily gaining ground wherever the road takes her.

Lizanne is making her mark on the AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Americana scene sharing the stage with the likes of: Graham Parker, Shawn Colvin, Tommy Womack, Roger McGuinn, Jimmy Webb, Eric Bazilian, Maura O'Connel, Melody Gardot, Lucy Kaplansky, Phil Roy ... and a long list of other notables.

"Lizanne's voice is sweet and emotional - you feel every word she sings. Her vocals have an almost hypnotic quality and her writing is exquisite." (Dena Marchiony: Philadelphia Songwriters Project)

Lizanne's album "South of Graceland" (2010) rose to be #6 on Amazon UK for Hot Bestsellers, New and Pre-Release (Country/Americana) putting her on the same page as such luminaries of the genre as Rosanne Cash and Taylor Swift.

Lizanne has performed at numerous prestigious listening venues in the United States including: The Kimmel Center, World Cafe Live, Sellersville Theater, Media Theater, Sedgewick Performing Arts Center, Tin Angel, Chris's Jazz Club, Steel City CH, Chaplins Music Cafe, Club Passim, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, as well as at Philadelphia Folk Festival and ASCAP Showcases, Sundown Concert Series and many more.

Her new album, "Standing in the English Rain", will be released in the UK in autumn 2012. Recorded both at her Grammy Award Winning Morning Star Studios where she's managing partner, and at the legendary Quad Studios in Nashville, the CD will include vocals and instrumentation by Janis Ian, a recent convert to the Knott cause who offered her talent to the project.

"Standing in the English Rain" will boast some of the most sought-after session players around as well as duets with popular songstress and Lizanne's friend, Melody Gardot (see http://www.melodygardot.com/#) and renowned hit songwriter, Craig Bickhardt (ref: Allison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood, The Highway Men, The Judds and many more). Also taking part are Ken Pendergast, Melody Gardot's music director and arranger, who is arranging some tracks and playing upright bass, and Jerry Marotta (ref: Peter Gabriel, Sarah Mclaughlin, Indigo Girls and many other famous artists) who plays drums and, " . is helping out wherever he can".

Lizanne is a frequently featured artist on BBC Radio 2's acclaimed Bob Harris show and on numerous European stations. She receives wide airplay on AAA radio throughout the US - she's a local favorite on home-town Philadelphia's station WXPN. Lizanne's music has been used in independent films, TV movies, documentaries and by national non-profit organisations.

What is so compelling about Lizanne's music is her innate ability to capture little snapshots of life with vivid imagery, understated music and a voice that resonates with passion and soothes the very soul. Whether performing solo or with her "all star" band, she'll be sure to find you catching a breath, shedding a tear - and smiling like there's no tomorrow.

There is a large number of short and full length MP3's at http://www.lizanneknott.com/music.html including several from her current album, South of Graceland - that's some great free listening!

Also, have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzveKgyJAmk ("Miss You") on YouTube

"Lizanne Knott is one of an increasing number of singer-songwriters that deserve to be household names." (Mik Gaffney - Properganda #6, Proper Records UK)

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UK Tour 2012
 
Fr 21 Sep 2012BASINGSTOKEAnvil Centre (The Forge)01256-84 42 44
Mo 24 Sep 2012CROYDONRuskin House0208-660 5919
Tu 25 Sep 2012COVENTRYTaylor John's House02476-23 06 99
We 26 Sep 2012LIVERPOOLLiverpool Philharmonic Hall0151-709 3789
Fr 28 Sep 2012MALTBYWesley Centre01709-58 59 77
Sa 29 Sep 2012EDINBURGHThe Studio0131 467 7028
Su 30 Sep 2012GLASGOWOran Mor0141-357 6200
Tu 02 Oct 2012NORTH BERWICKAbbey Church07771-54 07 72
We 03 Oct 2012EDINBURGHPleasance Cabaret Bar
Th 04 Oct 2012ST ANDREWSInn At Lathones01334-84 04 94
Sa 06 Oct 2012WICKLyth Arts Centre01955-64 14 34
Su 07 Oct 2012INVERNESSEden Court Theatre (OneTouch)01463-23 42 34