Lianna's faith, hope shine, Washington Times
A Life in Verse, Elan Magazine
Grab Bag [excerpt], Music Monthly
Top Pick: One Name, One Focus, WashingtonPost.com/MP3
Artists Share Advice on DC Music [excerpt], Voice of The Hill
Ear Candy of the Week: Lianna - From Here, Wilmington NC Music
Fourplay: Four artists that should be on your radar, calendar, and CD player [excerpt], On Tap Magazine
Lianna's 'Walk In My Shoes' is must-have debut, The Pendulum Online
"Singer Lianna moved to DC from North Carolina in 2002, bringing with her only one name but a talent for sweet, catchy folk-rock. To her solo act she recently added three musicians, and the band is coming out with their first disc together, From Here."
— Music Picks, On Tap Magazine
"One of the highlights of From Here, the Northern Virginia band's just-released new album, is this up-tempo, hooky number with a catchy vocal from the band's namesake singer."
— song "I'm Free" as Editor's Pick, mp3.washingtonpost.com
"Fronted by singer-songwriter Lianna, the band features her rich vocals and heartfelt lyrics, complemented by three-part harmonies, tasteful electric guitars, and a kick-start rhythm section."
— The Reston Observer
"Not just another sensitive girl with an acoustic guitar, Lianna thankfully takes neither the Jewel or Indigo Girls path with her music. Instead, she hews to the simple melodic pleasures of other southeastern acts like Beth Wood or Cold Coffee. Lyrically, she's still of the "pages from a diary" school of writing, but the lack of a derivative musical sound makes up for any overly precious messages. Lianna's CD, Walk In My Shoes, has a local connection to Columbia. Recorded at Gothic Studios, the drumming duties were handled by Gary Greene of the Ultraviolets and Hootie percussionist fame. On the title track, Hootie's Dean Felber and Mark Bryan pitch in on bass and mandolin."
— Free Times
"Her acoustic-driven music sidesteps the suicidal tendencies of the coffeehouse set for a more user-friendly, upbeat approach..."
— Free Times
"While she sings as sweetly as a schoolgirl, don't expect any Julianna Hatfield "I'm so cute" songs.... Although I'm hesitant to make comparisons, I'll say that if you like Lisa Loeb, the poppier side of Sheryl Crow, or the Indigo Girls, you'll enjoy Lianna. She sings catchy, melodic, solid pop songs.... Have a drink, an appetizer and a night full of hometown heroine Lianna."
— The Outrider
"Lianna soothes the audience with catchy, soulful tunes backed with emotion that is sure to catch your attention.... Make sure you don't miss this one."
— The Outrider
Bluebird Cafe Songwriter Series, Hillsborough Rd, Nashville, TN
solo, all ages, free.
See Shows for full schedule details
Buy the CD
Lianna's latest CD, From Here, is now available at shows and in the Shop section. Buy it now!