NEWPORT, R.I. – Singer-songwriter Liz Longley, who has opened shows for established artists such as Mindy Smith, Nanci Griffith, Paula Cole, Livingston Taylor, Amos Lee, Shawn Colvin, Colin Hay and America, will perform in a special fundraising concert from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Hotel Viking.
Longley’s performance has been organized by Salve Regina student tour guides as part of a fundraiser to feed a local family in need through St. Joseph’s Church. Salve Regina students, faculty and staff are invited. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by e-mailing Brian Shanley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the short time since her graduation from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, she has quickly built a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music.
In 2010 alone, Longley took home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country; the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.
Most recently, executives at Sirius XM caught wind of Longley’s cover of Van Morrison’s hit “Moondance” and added it into regular rotation, along with her award-winning original song, “When You’ve Got Trouble.”
Longley is currently touring the country in support of her latest album, Hot Loose Wire, and preparing for a move to Nashville, Tenn., where she hopes to write and record in collaboration with other significant artists.