liz stahler

liz stahler

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Handed down from the tradition of writers like Patty Griffin Liz Stahler's songs have appeared in the hit shows "The Unit" and "The Ghost Whisperer" "Stahler seems to be your average girl who happens to be blessed with gold for a voice and a penchant for songwriting..." -Northeast Performer

Biography


Liz Stahler's debut album, "Stitches In My Sleeve," entices listeners with what Deb Talan (The Weepies) calls Stahler's "achy bird voice," and her ability to write lyrics with lines that linger for days. Handed down from the tradition of songwriter's like Patty Griffin, Stahler utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty audiences quickly embrace. Since releasing her album to a sold out crowd at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, Stahler has toured aggressively through the United States garnering fans with her heart breaking songs, and candid story telling. With the support of producer Jason Petrin, and Stahler’s backing band, “Stitches In My Sleeve” has the unique ability to translate the emotion of Liz's writing into full band arrangements highlighting extraordinary musicianship and memorable musical hooks.

• Performing Songwriter Magazine writes, “Stitches is a strong first offering…(Stahler’s) dark, contemporary folk-pop sound is nicely complemented by twangy electric guitars, and Stahler’s husky, road-wizened voice.”
• "Not That Easy," the first track released off of Liz's album, landed spots on two CBS Prime Time television shows, "Ghost Whisperer," and "The Unit.
• Winner of The John Lennon Scholarship Songwriting Contest.
• “Wishing Well” and “Not That Easy” have spent 14 + weeks on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hot 20 chart.
• Northeast Performer Magazine writes, "Stahler is blessed with gold for a voice and a penchant for songwriting…she can seemingly tell a story with one syllable.”
• Top ten finalist in the New England Mountain Stage New Song Contest.
• Third place WINNER at the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.
• Top 5 finalist in the Mid Atlantic Songwriting Contest.
• Has supported Girlyman, Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), Jeffery Gaines, Chris Pureka and Antje Duvekot in the last six months.
• Featured artist on Boston's 92.5 the River radio.
• The Boston Globe writes, "Stahler can write a break up song like nobody's business."

Management: Brotherly Love Entertainment / Lisa@BrotherlyLoveEntertainment.com (ph) 215.300.1662
Booking : Booking@LizStahler.com
Publishing and Licensing: Northstar Media / info@northstarmedia.com

Lyrics

Miles Left

Written By: Liz Stahler

I don't need sympathy
I give it to myself
Hearts don't break
They bend out of shape
and time can mend them well.

I've been blessed with this restlessness
and the hurt don't make me weak
This river's wild
I've got stones for miles
The heart of me is deep

I've got miles left in these shoes
I've worn in the soul
but it's just a bruise
Even the stones stuck in my chest
Don't make my heart beat any less
Miles left

I'm not ashamed of my mistakes
they're stitches in my sleeve
The winter's cold
but my sweater's been sewn
so don't feel bad for me

I'll find your sock in some memory box, and smile to myself
it's not a grudge, no, it's sweet like fudge
that I can can wish you well

I've got miles left in these shoes
I've worn in the soul
but it's just a bruise
Even the stones stuck in my chest
Don't make my heart beat any less
Miles left

I've got my heart in my hands
got me feet in the sand
It's a long road ahead
with your face in my past
it's not what you've lost
it's all you've got and I've

Got miles left in these shoes
I've work in the sole
but it's just a bruise
and even the stones stuck in my chest
don't make my heart beat any less
miles left.

Long Ride

Written By: Liz Stahler

I loved my bright red shoes
Till they made me think of you
They made my feet ache black and blue
I hate and love you too
I love you too

So I tried to clear my mind
Just me and some red wine
together wasting lots of time
pretending we feel fine
but we're not fine

So I tore you off my walls
and I burned your box of cards
I don't know why it's been so hard
But it's time to say goodbye
I've wasted too much time
it's time
goodbye and so long
it's been a long ride
it's been a long ride home

Wishing Well

Written By: Liz Stahler

Meet me by the wishing well, There I’ll wish you well
Got a quarter in my pocket I emptied all my shelves, I’m

Leaving tomorrow I have to go alone
I’ll be carrying my wishes, thought I’d let you know before I go

Sorry my love from this empty aching heart
There’s so much I want, and you’re all that I’ve got
You’re all I’ve got

Meet me by the wishing well
Before the sun goes down
Meet me in the lonely spot
Where the earth’s still brown and

Don’t tell anybody else
Exactly where we’ll because
I want to say goodbye
when it’s only you and me
You and me

Sorry my love from this empty aching heart
There’s so much I want, and you’re all that I’ve got
You’re all I’ve got

I’ve been weeping like a willow tree
Hanging to the ground
I tried and tired to tell you
But I could never make a sound

You know that I love you
And I’ll always wear your wring
But I’ve been throwing quarters
Instead of chasing dreams
Chasing dreams

It’s lonely as hell living by a wishing well
So I thought I’d bring you here, and it’s here I’ll wish you well
I wish you well, by the wishing well, it’s lonely as hell and I wish you well

Meet me by the wishing well, and there I’ll wish you well

Discography

"Stitches In My Sleeve," 2007 (debut full-length album) CD Release at CLub Passim in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, September 27th
"A Quarter In My Pocket," 2005 (limited edition)
"Turn The Lights Down," 2004 (available at CDbaby.com & FolkWeb.com)
"Awake at Dawn," 1999 (available by request)

Set List

Liz plays original sets that last from 40-60 minutes. She can also play longer sets when required which include both originals and covers.