Liz Frame wrote her first song at age nine, and has been performing her own brand of rootsy Americana music since her early teens. She spent her childhood listening to the artists her parents loved – Jimmie Rogers, The Weavers, B.B. King, Elvis Presley – to name just a few, absorbing their sounds and ultimately allowing them to influence her own. At fourteen she picked up the guitar and has been hooked on the process of making music ever since.
From the start, Frame has had the privilege of long and fruitful working relationships with the best -- including Grammy Award winning engineer and producer, Ducky Carlisle, and Stan Martin, the highly respected one-time lead guitarist for iconic honky tonker John Lincoln Wright. And while she’s never lost sight of the importance of it all, it wasn’t until after the death of her beloved mother, in 2007, that she felt herself more focused and devoted to her craft. Thus, her more recent efforts have begun to pay off in new and exciting ways -- nights in prestigious rooms and strong praise from highly respected sources -- as she wins the hearts and minds of audiences and industry professionals alike. Giants like Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt have been evoked while describing her voice, and her writing has been compared to acclaimed veterans like Dolly Parton and Lucinda Williams, among others. Today she is backed live by her band, the Kickers -- Pat Chamberlin on lead guitars, Lynne Taylor on bass and Pete Walsh on drums -- a group of talented friends whose raw sound and sweet harmonies help to deliver her material with distinction. Together, they play regularly around New England and recently completed a successful three-week mid-Atlantic tour that saw them wowing audiences in reknowned rooms like The 5 Spot, in Nashville, and The Purple Fiddle, in Thomas, WV. She and the band have had the pleasure of playing fests like Rhythm ‘n Blooms, in Knoxville, TN, and The Kent State ‘Round Town Music Fest, in Ohio, where they opened for Dawes and Good Old War. A prodigious writer, Ms. Frame released her first full-length recording, Sooner, in 2011 that features playing by some of the area’s cream-of-the-crop session players, including Bobby Keyes, Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. She is back in the studio recording her sophomore effort of all-new material, and the band will be back out on the road in the summer of 2014.