liz and aj nance
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liz and aj nance

Bryson City, North Carolina, United States | SELF

Bryson City, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Band Folk Acoustic


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"Library Hosts Evening of Music"

Nance has been playing music since she was 13 years old, when she took up the bass guitar to play along with her aunt and uncle. It wasn’t long before she started playing the guitar and by the time she was 18 she was writing her own songs. Nance moved to Bryson City in 2004. She has played music across the region for years now and has recently partnered up musically with her husband, A.J. - Smoky Mountain News


We are currently recording our first cd as a duo at Lakehouse Music in Asheville, NC. The release is set for early June.

Liz Nance (then Liz Petty) released an independent album in 2006 entitled "Truth in Demo Sessions". It was self-produced and sold at a few small music stores throughout Georgia and Western North Carolina.



Liz is from a time and place in Georgia where women did what they were told and held back tears to hold families together. It didn't take her long to realize that just wasn't her. She started playing bass in a country band at the age of 13 and soon traded it for an Alvarez acoustic guitar given to her by her grandfather. Leaving behind the idea that you can't talk about the skeletons in the closet, she started writing to expose them in the form of song.

Aj grew up in Lexington, NC where he started working at the family sawmill at the age of 10. In 2005, Aj moved to Western North Carolina where he found himself in a mecca for folk and old time music.

Liz and Aj got married in 2009. Liz did not know what her music was missing until Aj started putting tasteful leads and runs to her songs. It wasn't long before they were writing together. In 2011, Liz and Aj started performing shows together, traveling all over North Carolina sharing their lives in the form of song.