Liz Clark is a US and Ireland based singer-songwriter with an infectious personality, and charismatic stage presence that shine her poetic rock and folk songs. Raised in Denver, CO on a strict diet of classic rock & roll and folk music, Liz taught herself the guitar so she could play songs by her favorite band, the Beatles. By 14, she was playing those songs at a local pub every week. She self-released and toured her first record “Love and War” in her later teens, which sold nearly 3,000 copies. Two records, multiple tours, and plenty of accolades later, she plays stages in venues on both sides of the Atlantic relentlessly and is putting the finishing touches on her fourth studio album, “Lonely and the Moose”.
In 2003, Liz Clark moved to Brooklyn, NY and carved her spot in the New York singer-songwriter scene. Playing venues like The Bitter End and The Living Room, as well as multiple residencies at Rockwood Music Hall. She released her second album “Hand on the Stove” in 2006, and the video for the single “Who’s Your Angel?” rose to #3 on MTV’s Logo Network. The album, a collection of pop songs, showed Liz’s ability to write radio and TV friendly tunes and led to placements on shows like “The Hills” and “The Real World Manhattan”.
Shortly after her second release, Liz began to spend more time in Ireland with her partner, Irish singer-songwriter, Tessa Perry. She explored the opportunities of touring in the UK and found them to be very promising. She came back to the states to record and release her third and most honest album to date, “Pursuit” (2008), selling 200 pre-orders strictly through fan contributions. Liz says that, “A lot of the content evokes that fragile feeling of being in-between, un-sure, and on the brink. But, also feeling happy with where you are, at that moment. That maybe there's no better place to be than unsure.”
In the summer of 2010, Liz Clark won the Ourstage.com competition, which landed her an opening slot for Sarah McLachlan and Emmylou Harris on the Denver date of the Lilith Fair Tour. She’s also completed U.S. tours as part of Common Rotation (Adam Busch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Girl Parts (with Melineh Kurdian and Julie Loyd). In 2011, she embarked on her second European tour in support of “Pursuit” playing gigs in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Latvia, and Lithuania to rave reviews. She also launched “Beat Roots”, a food and music house concert series with partner/chef Tessa Perry.
Her fourth studio album, “Lonely and the Moose”, is a concept album with the theme of two lovers separated by distance. It’s set to be released in the Spring of 2012 and was written and recorded with Tessa Perry, and produced by Mark Marshall (Abbie Ahmad). It will complement her earlier records, “Pursuit”, “Hand on the Stove” and “Love and War”, to round out a growing catalog of distinctive, rock and folk, poetic songs.
Liz divides her time between a horse ranch in Colorado and a coastal town in West Cork, Ireland where she lives on and helps maintain an organic farm and restaurant called the Glebe with her partner, Irish singer-songwriter, Tessa Perry. She tours extensively on her own, with Tessa Perry, as well as a member of Girl Parts (with Melineh Kurdian and Julie Loyd), a three part harmony trio which raises money for Domestic and Sexual Violence awareness. She has shared the stage with Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Sarah Mclachlan, Emmylou Harris, Linda Perry, Bob Schneider, and The Counting Crows, to name a few.