A worldly soul with an unusual childhood, Lizanne Richards grew up with missionary parents on the edge of the Sahara in Niger, Africa. Lizanne fondly recalls joining local women at church to help sing gospel songs and play traditional clay drum rhythms as accompaniment. Her bluesy rhythmic alt-folk songs sparkle, and are delivered with intensity and soul. Part Feist, part Gillian Welch, part Portishead, Lizanne inhabits complex yet somehow spacious liminalities of both style and emotion. Her harmonies, for example, clearly scale the walls of conventional folk cadence, yet there is more than a hint here of Nordic discordance. Most captivating about the listening experience is the distinctiveness and quality of the songs themselves.
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