Voted the Falcon Ridge Festival’s “Most Wanted” band of 2016, the Brattleboro-based trio LOW LILY explores the roots and branches of American folk music, creating a unique brand of acoustic music that is rooted yet contemporary. Low Lily is Liz Simmons (vocals, guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals, fiddle). They are masterful players, composers and arrangers with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian sounds. Born in San Francisco to musician parents, Liz has a unique vocal and guitar style that draws from her musical history in the folk and ballad traditions of Ireland, Scotland, England and America as well as contemporary folk music. She has toured with John Whelan, Long Time Courting, Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, and more. Flynn has traveled worldwide with numerous notable acts in Irish and American music, including John Whelan, Cathie Ryan, Aoife Clancy, and Ruth Moody. Lissa grew up in Maine as an active member of the fiddle community, graduated from The New England Conservatory of Music and has performed as a solo artist and with Solas and Childsplay, among others. Together as Low Lily, these seasoned musicians bring their considerable strengths, experience and history together to create an undeniably rich and versatile musical palette.
“(Low Lily) takes roots music into areas that have not been explored fully and it sounds exceptional and refreshing…” –No Depression