Liza Marie B. Sparks - WCS Award Winner Best Song and Best Performance 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Liza has been writing since grade school, & winning poetry contests & short essays. Diagnosed in 1992, Liza Marie battles autoimmune illness, Systemic Lupus and Systemic Lupus Nephritis. In August of 2007, Liza Marie suffered a stroke which awakened a part of her brain to music. Writing & creating music has been such a huge part of her recovery January to April 2009, Liza Marie was hospitalized.
“Dialysis was part of the treatment as well as others that were painful & unpleasant. You do what you do in the face of adversity. I saw my loving husband's & brave son's faces when they came to visit me in the hospital. Long lonely hours of labs, pills, exams, treatments, IV's, busted IV's, painful infiltrations & other mind melting things being in a hospital can do. My husband brought me pad, pen, & my travel guitar. What a savior that was for me to have. I was able to bring out some of my frustrations. I got better & I am home now with some very nice songs. Family and friends keep me whole and fills my life and heart with song, and I am so very grateful for these gifts.”
Liza played live on Napa’s radio station 99.3The Vine with host Bob St. Laurent.
2014 - Liza created the voice trailer for the movie pitch “Lancer Glactic and the Quest for Beer”
A Member of West Coast Songwriter since 2009
2015 - Artist Coordinator & Co-Event Manager for Ngamba Island Benefit Concert with Chris Austria at The Fenix in San Rafael, CA
2015 - BAPC Media Outreach - Bay Area Producers Conference held in Emeryville, CA
Mother, Wife, Songwriter