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  • Lizz Wright (2017)

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    (Photo by Rene Renard)

    Singer-songwriter Lizz Wright was born in a small town in Georgia, the daughter of a minister and a musical director. As a kid, she started singing gospel music and playing piano, and got interested in blues and jazz.

    Lizz attended Georgia State University to study singing, and then her love of music took her to the New School in New York City, and on to Vancouver, BC.

    Having signed a contract with Verve records in 2002, Lizz's first recording, "Salt", came out the next year. Then followed "Dreaming Wide Awake" in 2005, "The Orchard" in 2008, and "Fellowship" in 2010—each one critically acclaimed. With each recording, she explores anew her roots—gospel, contemporary R&B—remaining true to the story she tells.

    Lizz is no one- or two-trick pony: she's also a great cook. She went to culinary school, and her sound is akin to the conjuring of a great recipe: she knows what to add and what to omit to make the best soul food.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace Wholly Holy Atlantic
    # 2 Miles Davis Kind of Blue Blue in Green Columbia
    # 3 Cassandra Wilson New Moon Daughter Harvest Moon Blue Note
    # 4 Aaron Parks Arborescence Asleep in the Forest ECM
    # 5 Al Green Let's Stay Together How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? Hi Records
    # 6 Alabama Shakes Sound and Feeling This Feeling ATO Records
    # 7 Nick Drake River Man River Man Island Records
    # 8 Sweet Honey in the Rock In This Land I Be Your Water EarthBeat!
    Book Gabriel García Márquez, "Love in the Time of Cholera"
    Luxury Item "My truck and my dogs"
    Castaways by date
    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Matt Eakle
    15 Dec
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Mike Galisatus
    03 Nov
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Tamir Hendelman
    13 Oct
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Dan Montgomery
    06 Oct
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Jayn Pettingill
    17 Nov
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    Don Randi
    20 Oct
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Eric Whittington
    29 Sep
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun