Stitches in My Sleeve
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.'