Liz Brasher (from the E.P. Outcast available on Fat Possum Records)
Liz Brasher and Memphis, Tennessee are kindred spirits. After recording her debut E.P., Painted Image, in the city, Liz packed up her home in Atlanta, Georgia and made the move to Memphis. Growing up in North Carolina in a multi-ethnic family (Dominican and Italian) a younger Liz was exposed to diverse array of sounds though her love for the music of the South developed when she went north to Chicago for college. Soaking up southern sounds from Stephen Foster to Delta Blues, Memphis was the first spot that musically showed as many influences as Liz Brasher, who states ‘I don't like rules, and I don't like to be put into a box. I make music that's garage rock meets the Delta blues meets gospel meets soul. It's southern music — my version of southern music’.
Her recent E.P. release, Outcast, was conceived and recorded in her new homebase. Liz Brasher sinks into the branded Soul of the city, slowing the groove and amping up the audio drama with organ swells, guitar chops, and accenting strings for “Cold Baby” as Outcast swoons on the ebb and flow rhythms of “Feel Something”. With vocals that walk the line between Soul and Rock, Liz Brasher balances the passionate grip of her vocal with subtle guitar work. A snaggling riff sets the pace and maintains the mood throughout the title track as Liz Brasher coaxes notes from her electric guitar, foregoing flash for moody melodics as she distorts thick surf-tinged guitar lines for “Body of Mine” and plucks sharp riffs on the punk gospel drive of “Come My Way”.
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