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"Elizabeth Wills is one of those artists that you can discover over and over again and love her every time. She has the package deal all wrapped up, great songs, voice and instrumentation delivered with ease and grace. She will definitely be back to play our Festivals in Texas!"
(Oct 12, 2009)
- Kerrville Folk Festival


"The crowd was hers from the start...Her lush voice calls to mind female singer/songwriter greats such as Carly Simon, Shawn Colvin and Sarah McLachlan. " - Dallas Morning News


"Elizabeth Wills voice is at minimal angelic and can be best described as viscerally intoxicating."
(May 21, 2009) - The Bugle Boy, Founder


"Every time I hear Elizabeth Wills perform, regardless of the venue, I say to myself, ‘What the hell is she still doing playing here?’ She is one of those artists we all brag about eventually when we tell our friends, ‘Yea, but I heard her years ago.’ Don’t miss the opportunity to hear her now while you can afford it!"
(October 1, 2009) - Barker House Concerts


"Elizabeth Wills is a great listen when you are alone and need to unwind. She sings gracefully about love, romance, and being thankful for what you've been given. Most artists these days sing of misery and despair and it's nice to see the polar opposite of that. Finally, someone who sees the world as the glass half full."
(November 29, 2007) - Static Multimedia


"You know something is special when it breaks your heart and tugs at your fragile heartstrings, yet exquisitely captures your every emotion. This rings true for singer-songwriter Elizabeth Wills’ music."
(March 28, 2008) - Campus Circle


"...rich, wise vocal style"
(April 9, 2008) - Fort Worth Weekly


"Certain voices wrap around the listener's heart with instant familiarity and warmth, like a long lost friend you've been waiting to meet...that's what elizabeth wills' voice brings to mind. and in regards to her songwriting, her song " in the broken" captures the essence of everything a song should be: heartfelt, clarified intimacy delivered with sincere conviction needing nothing more than elizabeth's warm voice and acoustic guitar arpeggios." - Musician


Discography

love comes home
Rivers
call it what you will

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Elizabeth Wills is a confessional songwriter with a musical force that presses Americana pop music to discover its highest self. Her draw comes from her pure accessibility and the emotional connection she makes with her listener by delivering her songs through a voice that is at minimal angelic and can be best described as viscerally intoxicating.
"The crowd was hers from the start...Her lush voice calls to mind female singer/songwriter greats such as Carly Simon, Shawn Colvin and Sarah McLachlan. " - Jenny Block - Dallas Morning News

Elizabeth was born in Fort Worth, Texas and wrote her first song on piano at age 6. Once old enough, she began singing in both her church and school choirs. Elizabeth learned to play the guitar in her early teens and by eighteen she was playing open-mics, coffeehouses and bars in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. She recorded her first full-length album at 19 and has released a total of 5 to date. She recalls growing up listening to the music of Nanci Griffith, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, U2 and the Cure along with Joni Mitchell whom she considers her greatest influence.

Elizabeth's music is cultivated from a simple and organic place and she finds that art and expression of every kind have influenced it. Her moral compass rings true in every note and word of her music. Sheila Dichoso of Campus Circle after seeing one of Elizabeth's shows commented, "You know something is special when it breaks your heart and tugs at your fragile heartstrings, yet exquisitely captures your every emotion. Wills sang her heart out to a transfixed crowd, exhibiting introspective lyrics of wide-eyed honesty, acoustic melodies and an ethereal voice that will haunt you for hours..." "When I was first starting out," Elizabeth observes, "my music was folkier, so finding a deeper rhythm in the music -- finding the heartbeat -- became a real integral part of my musical expression". As a whole, she says, "her music is about spreading one's wings, coming into one's own and expressing from a higher place,” letting go of fear and expectations, and just allowing yourself to fly."

Awards, Accolades & Honors:
Bugle Boy Foundation Founder's Choice Talent Trust Recipient
B.W. Stevenson Songwriting competition
Female Vocalist of the year- Ft. Worth Star Telegram
Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition Finalist
Musical guest on the nationally syndicated PRI show, "What D'ya Know"
R&R Hot A/C Convention 2007
R&R Triple A Convention 2007
ACL Festival 2008
Radio shows from New York to San Diego

Performances of note:
South by Southwest
Kerrville Wine and Music Festival (main stage-2009)
Austin City Limits Festival (2008)
Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (2008)
The Backyard

Radio Support:
Regular airplay on XM radio College radio in the Northeast, West, CA, and Texas NPR affiliates in Austin, Dallas & Ft. Worth

Shared stages with:
Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Carolyn Wonderland, Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Vaughn, Sara Hickman, John Hiatt, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, Patrice Pike, and Matt Scannell from Vertical Horizon, just to name a few.