An Evening With Liz Longley & Max Gomez

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Two great singer-songwriters join together to bring you a night of music that you will remember forever.

Liz Longley's self-titled Sugar Hill debut is the recording that should make the rest of the country aware of what East Coast audiences have known for a while: that she's a savvy singer/songwriter whose work is as well-crafted as it is intimate and direct. The album was originally funded by a Kickstarter campaign whose end result far exceeded her expectations.

Recorded in Nashville (where she now lives) at Ocean Way with producer Gus Berry and remixed by Gary Paczosa, the 11-song set was authored almost exclusively by Longley — save for "This Is Not the End," co-written with a handful of other writers including Shannon Wright. Her cast of top-notch Nashville session players may provide polish, but, if anything, they highlight the kind of discipline and focus Longley displays as a songwriter — especially when writing a full album of love songs (mostly written in the rearview mirror from a relationship's other side).

This meld of contemporary country, folk, Americana, and pop shines in tracks like the opener, with its ringing guitars underscoring the determination of the protagonist to exorcize a former lover from her life. It's not bitter; it's vulnerable but steely in its determination.
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By: The Kessler

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