Hot in Vegas (Nash) and DC in the Fall!
July 1, 2007
Aahh heat and humidity. At least the veggie garden is cranking out the eggplant, cukes, zucchini and squash. Yum! And the deer like it too.
Good stuff happening this month so check out the shows. I'm excited to play the Chicks with Picks series hosted by Sabrina and Roxie as well as return to the Bluebird for their Sunday writer's night. And best of all is my return to the NoVA/DC area for the Burke Center Fall Festival. Can't wait.
peace and love,
Lianna on Jack FM!
February 1, 2007
I'm honored to have been selected as one of the February artists in Podcast Episode 1 of 96.3 Jack FM's Music City Unsigned. My song "Everyday" is featured. This is a huge opportunity for exposure so I hope you'll check it out!
Hugs and love, Lianna
Singing like a bluebird?
January 1, 2007
Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support at my Bluebird Cafe debut! It went great, and the kid slept through the entire show, so I was able to perform and catch some great performances as well! I can't think of a better way to start the year!
I also want to tell you about a great organization called the Music City Co-op. Performances are free on Thursdays at Lyrix from 6-8pm and you are encouraged to bring a canned good for the Second Harvest food bank.
Hugs and love, Lianna
December 1, 2006
Well, we couldn't have asked for a better Christmas than to celebrate it as a family! We welcomed our little girl into the world on December 18th! Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support! Now I'm practicing to get ready for my debut performance at the Bluebird Cafe on January 7th!
Hugs and love, Lianna
SUMMER AND VA!
August 1, 2006
Well it's hot here in Nashville so I hope it's cooler where you are! I've had a great time playing shows with talented folks including Sabrina, Roxie Randle, and Donny Brazile and more!
Also, I've been co-writing and enjoying the challenges and joys of that process. I'm also excited to return to the DC/VA area 9/9 for the Burke Conservancy Fall Festival and on 10/1 for the Welcome Back Weekend at the Arlington United Methodist Church. Be sure to check the Upcoming shows info on the right.
I hope you can make these shows as I'll be taking a little break for the birth of our first child due in December. I should be up and running again by the spring though so keep in touch!
Hugs and love, Lianna
SPRING AND SHOWS!
April 1, 2006
Spring is all in bloom here in lovely Middle Tennessee! Birds are singing, grillers are grillin' and I'm loving it all! I'm thrilled to be out of hibernation and hitting my guitar strings again. I'm performing at EXAM JAM at the University of Tampa, Cafe 138 and EXPRESS ARTS FESTIVAL so I hope you'll make it out to the upcoming shows. I can't wait to see ya'!
Peace and Grace, Lianna
NACA, THANKS & Fall!
October 28, 2005
NACA South and MidAtlantic were a blast! It was awesome to meet the students as well as musicians, Joe Faulder, Rebecca Loebe, and Jen Wallwork Dominguez and more!
Also, HUMONGOUS thanks to everyone that came out for our farewell show at Bistro Europa. It was an amazing night (even though I was sick with bronchitis!), and we were humbled by the show of support from fans, local musicians, and friends. Mwah! Ya'll know who you are. And I didn't even cry. Well, not until I said goodbye to the fellas. But I'm really excited about what this next phase in music holds! I'll be playing writers' nights and solo shows, as well as touring colleges in the spring, and will be sure to keep you posted. Also, look for a little revamping on the website as it will focus more on me as a solo artist/songwriter.
I hope the weather where you are is as beautiful as it is here in Nashville! Fall is my favorite time of year, partly because it's when all the leaves uniquely express their individual selves, and because it's a time of closure in preparation of new beginnings in spring!
Hugs and love, Lianna
October: FAREWELL TOUR!
October 3, 2005
Well it has been an AMAZING 2 years as a member of LIANNA the band. I still remember the first practice and every wonderful moment since! Given my relocation to Nashville, Booty Dave's relocation to Hartford, CT and other factors, we have decided to disband this version of LIANNA. I'll be working to put a new band together in Nashville while touring solo in colleges, clubs, and festivals. I'd get all mushy here and take a moment to tell Arch, Seth & Dave how much I love them (and their gals), and how humbled I was to play with them, and, most importantly, how blessed I am to have their friendship, but then I'd sound like the softy I really am. So instead I'll say THANK YOU for everything Fellas! And I'll add a thank you to all the good promoters, fans, musicians, and radio and press peeps who believed in us and gave us a chance.
And we invite you all out to our last run of shows starting October 11th at Vermillion and ending with the full band show at Bistro Europa in Old Town Alexandria, Friday, October 14th. We open for our good friends Brother Shamus and couldn't think of a better way to go out. Unless it was a triple bill with Wes Tucker and the Skillets.
Hugs and love, Lianna
September: Now that's a tour
September 28, 2005
Thanks to George Mason for a great solo show and HUGE thanks to Paul Frields (Leah Morgan band, among others) for bringing the bass groove to the band shows at Bistro and the Tarara Wine Fest. And even bigger thanks to the folks who bought CDs. This tour we pushed, I mean sold, over 28! (It's the little things you know!) Now I'm off to the NACA South (Chattanooga) and Mid-Atlantic (Lancaster, PA) conferences to hopefully win over some programmers!
August: Hot & Humid but Groovin'
August 15, 2005
It was an awesome second return trip! Thanks to my women's group and the Swarthmore Drive Social Club for bringing the partaaaay to the Evening Star show. And thanks to Rob and crew for rockin' with us at Bistro even though we played as the power trio!
July: Nashville, Festivals and Booty
July 4, 2005
We arrived to Nashvegas just in time to see the 3rd largest fireworks display to celebrate independence day! WOW! Looking forward to returning to DC for the Reston Festival and other gigs. It will be bitter sweet as our bassman Booty will lay the groove and then move to Connecticut for a swell job. Good luck Booty! We'll miss you!
Lianna featured on Z104's Capital Scene
June 12, 2005
Lianna was the featured artist on Z104's Capital Scene local music show hosted by Jenni Chase. In addition to an interview, the band performed a live acoustic version of "Better Than I," and Jenni played "The Lie," "Nothing Changes," and "Everyday" off From Here.
Nashville Bash thanks
May 26, 2005
Thanks to all the folks who came to IOTA for our show celebrating Lianna's move to Nashville. She's back for shows this month — see the Shows page. Thanks also to Eric Hutchinson for an excellent opening set.
Rockin' the Casbah ... actually, the Bistro
May 20, 2005
We had an AMAZING show at Bistro Europa in Old Town Alexandria. It felt like a crazy rock show from the '70s, with folks singing along, dancing, and even falling over and trashing our gear! YEA! Thanks to Alec Gross and the Districts for their fine opening set of oak-barrel aged whisky rock, which we suspect set the stage for the rest of the evening's debauchery.
May 19, 2005
Thanks so much to Mark Bisnow and the gang on WMET 1160AM's "Bisnow Live" show, who invited us to play live in the studio during morning drive time. We had a blast! Listen to the segment in the Audio section.
Sweet Town thanks
May 9, 2005
Many, many thanks to all of you who caught our set at the Sweet Town Music Festival and gave us such a warm response! It was a fantastic time for us, at what we think is a great new music venue in Alexandria, the Old Town Theater. Special thanks to those who also bought our CDs at the show! A very special thanks to Dave Greksouk of The Reserves, who put the festival together and made sure it was a spectacular experience for the performers as well as the audience. It was a pleasure to work with him and we hope to do it again soon.
Birthday Bash thanks
April 28, 2005
Thanks to all the folks who came out to Staccato to celebrate Lianna's birthday, and thanks to Patrick and Todd of Broken Tailight for opening the show with a sweet set.
Thanks for a weekend of great gigs
April 16, 2005
Thanks to Heidi, Lauren and Patriot Harley Davidson in Fairfax for booking us to play at their Spring Rally. What a great crowd! Super special thanks go to Dan and Mike of That Guy for doing an awesome job on sound. Also, thanks to James Stevens for a great opening set at Bistro Europa and to all the folks shaking your groove thangs to our originals!
Washington Times press
April 14, 2005
Thanks to Paul Stelter for doing a fine write up on the band in the Washington Weekend section of the Washington Times. He wrote about Arch's "gurgling, chiming guitar work" and Seth's "jazzy brush drumming." Read the full article.
Two great press pieces
April 1, 2005
Thanks to Greg Yost, who wrote in the April Music Monthly issue that "one of the freshest voices in the local pop music scene belongs to Lianna — both the person and the band." And to Amy Rogers Nazarov, who wrote a wonderful piece on us entitled "A Life In Verse" which was published in the April issue of the wonderful Fairfax County magazine, Elan. Read the articles in our Press section.
"Better Than I" played on Z104's Capital Scene
March 27, 2005
"Better Than I," track 1 on our CD From Here, was featured on Z104's local music show Capital Scene, hosted by Jenni Chase. You can send a song request to Z104 — we have suggestions, but we'll leave it up to you.
March 18, 2005
Thanks to Brother Shamus for sharing the stage with us at Bistro Europa with an incredible stripped-down opening set. And thanks to the crowd for squeezing in and dancing! Check the Shows page for another co-bill soon.
Are we selling out?
March 13, 2005
Not quite... we were just 5 people short of selling out IOTA for our CD release! Thanks to everyone who made it an incredible night!
"The Lie" played on Z104's Capital Scene
March 6, 2005
"The Lie," track 3 on our CD From Here, was featured on Z104's local music show Capital Scene, hosted by Jenni Chase. You can send a song request to Z104 — we have suggestions, but we'll leave it up to you.
Featured Top Pick on Post MP3 site
March 4, 2005
Lianna was interviewed by the Post's Pete Glowatsky for a feature as Top Pick on the Washington Post MP3 site. Read the article in the Press section.
Lianna to participate in 2005 Six Points Music Festival
March 3, 2005
We received a slot to perform in this year's Six Points Music Festival, an Arlington-based festival co-sponsored by ArlingtonMusicScene.com and the Washington Area Music Association. This year Six Points features 40 local bands at various Arlington and DC venues from April 7-11.
"I'm Free" makes Post Editor's Pick
February 22, 2005
The Washington Post MP3 site chose "I'm Free," included as a bonus track on From Here, as one of five featured Editor's Pick songs. It's the second song from the CD, after "Nothing Changes," to be chosen.
Hitchin' a ride on the Last Train Home
February 20, 2005
While at IOTA catching a Sunday afternoon show by DC-area roots-rock faves Last Train Home, Arch was invited up to join the band on guitar for their two-song encore, getting a solo turn on "Finally" and trading back-and-forth solos with guitarist Jared Bartlett on "It Doesn't Matter." Many thanks to Eric Brace, Scott McKnight, Bill Williams, Martin Lynds, Kevin Cordt, Jim Gray, and Jared for giving Arch such a special Sunday treat.
CD RELEASE SHOW ON MARCH 13 AT IOTA!
February 1, 2005
Our CD release show will be at IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Showtime is 8:30pm with Wes Tucker & The Skillets starting off the evening. If you only make it to one show this month, this is the one to see!
January 21, 2005
The new website has finally arrived, coinciding with the completion of our new CD, From Here. We'll be offering song downloads, video clips, and more band photos, as well as selling our CDs directly through the site.
Austin city limited
January 18, 2005
Lianna and Arch participated in the 2005 SXSW Texas Roadtrip performing songwriter competition at the Austin Grill in Silver Spring, MD. The competition is sponsored by On Tap Magazine, Austin Grill, Bedrock Bars, Red Bull, Jim Beam, El Tesoro, Absolut, Tower Records, Z104, and Foggy Bottom Beer. The winner will be sent to play at the SXSW Music Festival & Conference in Austin, TX, on March 20. The duo put on a fine show, but lost to the talented Eric Hutchinson.
CD release show pending
January 1, 2005
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're planning to have our DC-area CD release party on Sunday, March 13. Further details will be forthcoming, so keep checking back with us!
"Nothing Changes" makes Post Editor's Pick
November 29, 2004
The song "Nothing Changes" from our upcoming CD From Here was selected as an Editor's Pick by the Washington Post MP3 site, which features artists from the DC Metro area.
Lianna appears on Artomatic 2004 CD
November 20, 2004
The song "Where You Are" from our latest CD From Here was selected to be on the Artomatic 2004 compilation CD. Artomatic is a month-long art and music showcase held biannually. 21 local bands and artists are featured on the CD.
The long and rainy road
November 12, 2004
We drove six hours through a non-stop torrential East Coast downpour to the Six String Cafe in Cary, NC, for the NC release party for the new CD, From Here. Many thanks to all those who made it out to the show, and especially to those who were among the first to buy the new CD!