Lectric Liz & LiveWire
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Lectric Liz & LiveWire

Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States

Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States
Band Blues Rock


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"King Biscuit Time Magazine-August 2003"

Imagine Marshall Chapman hooked up to a stun gun. [Liz is] updating "hot mama" blues of the '30s in a vocal delivery that slips over the edge of civility and technical "accuracy" with the regularity of an anorexic on Ex-Lax..... "After The Show" is the last cut on Bridgin' The Blues. It lives up to the lyric, "Take me down slow, daddy, slow and sleazy." You can just imagine her singing this at 2:30 in the morning with cigarette smokey eyes, a buzz that's turned into a keening whine and an attitude that's more than a bit dangerous. Jerry Lee, where are you when we need ya? Cedell Davis and R.L. Burnside would feel right at home here. - Don Wilcock

"Morning News of Northwest Arkansas 5/19/03"

"...[H]onest, bluesy delivery of the female perspective... there's the flirty, come-hither, 'Put Your Best Foot Forward' and 'Well Well Baby', and then there's 'She Do', a song that celebrates a woman's prerogative to change her mind. There's also the funny but biting 'You Don't Know Me,' wherein Lottmann delivers zingy comebacks to the come-ons she's heard through the years. While 'Bridgin' the Blues' certainly includes several genres, they are all fused wiht LiveWire's signature blues style. The band still delivers plenty of cryin'-in-your-Cosmopolitan-love-me-slow songs like Jimmy Thackeray's 'If You Go' and Lottmann's own 'After The Show." - Amy Cotham

"All About Town (Fayetteville, Ark.) Vol5,#1,May2003"

It is very difficult to capture the sound and energy of a live show when recording, but Liz, the band and Eric Schabacker of Winterwood Studios in Eureka Springs have managed to do just that. Liz’s vocals mimic her stage performance so closely that if the listener were to close his or her eyes (while drinking a beer) it would be easy to imagine oneself at George’s Majestic Lounge on a Friday evening. The CD begins and ends with Lectric Liz’s own tunes, two songs that typify her style: brave, strong and honest. The opening song, “You Don’t Know Me” is her answer to the cheesy pick-up lines and presumptuous advances she has endured. The tight musicianship of the band is evident on every cut, but never more so than the ballad “If You Go”, a Jimmy Thackery cover. That song alone is worth the price of the CD. Songs such as “Justify” allow Lottmann to demonstrate her ability to rock out; despite her blues roots, she often sounds more like Pat Benatar than Etta James. The end result is a very well-done collection of ten songs that represent LiveWire’s ability and Lectric Liz’s depth and personality. - Betsy Finocchi


"Bridgin' the Blues" -- CD released in May 2003. Tracks can be heard at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lectricliz



Over a 35-year career, Liz Lottmann’s brassy, sassy, high-energy blues performances have earned her the respect of musicians and audiences alike. She has performed in blues and jazz clubs in the U.S., Europe, Japan, South and Central America and Canada. While touring with her own bands, she also frequently sang with Donn McMinn’s Memphis Blues Review, whose players included Jeff Davis and Billy Earheart of Amazing Rhythm Aces, and Willie Hall of The Blues Brothers. She has shared the stage and jammed with artists such as Taj Mahal, the Nighthawks, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, and Spyro Gyra.

Liz is proud to be born-and-raised in Northeast Arkansas. While still in high school there, she began composing and performing her own special brand of “barbed-wire” folk. She was a solo artist at Memphis coffeehouses and soon attracted the attention of Jud Phillips, who produced an album of her original songs at Sun Studios in midtown Memphis (as Liz Greene). When Jerry Lee Lewis heard rough mixes of her songs, he encouraged her to reach out toward the blues. At that time, Furry Lewis, the legendary “country bluesman,” was working the Memphis area, and each time they’d run into each other, Liz pestered him to show her a few licks on guitar. Furry’s brief lessons allowed her to glimpse the backbone of the blues, and she’s never lost sight of it.