liztormes Liz Tormes Brooklyn The story of Liz the musician is born with her arrival in New York City, the place she now calls home. She unexpectedly found herself playing rhythm guitar in a dive bar called 9C in East Village. Unexpected--because she was not a musician. She had been recruited to play a weekly gig in the unorthodox string band, The Alphabet City Opry, because of her innate sense of rhythm. Not knowing how to finger chords, she stuck a playing card under the strings of an old junk-store guitar to lay down a raw backbeat. After this brief stint ended, Liz was inspired to teach herself how to play the guitar. She began singing and writing songs, catching the attention of Wilco's Ken Coomer, who produced and played drums on her first demos. She quickly demonstrated a talent for creating haunting lyrics and intricately textured soundscapes, and went on to self-produce her critically acclaimed debut album, Limelight. You may have heard her songs on the Emmy award-winning legal drama Damages, on NBC's Windfall or seen her opening shows for artists such as Neko Case and Ollabelle. She has toured the UK and Ireland, opening for Teddy Thompson, and is currently working on the follow-up to Limelight.