"With a wealth of individual talent on displayand so much to absorb, there is no doubt that[Annalivia] will be listened to again andagain." - Irish Music Magazine
"Beautiful vocal tones and masterful stringwork..." - Cover Lay Down
Annalivia's latest release "The Same Way Down" captures the band's innate connection with American roots music. The album features traditional songs and fiddle tunes alongside stunning original pieces, presented with the band's unique style and inspired arranging sensibilities. This album debuted at #7 on the international Folk DJ charts, with "False Sir John" as #1 played song, and in the Massachusetts Roots Music Report as #1 played artist.
At the cutting edge of acoustic and traditional music, Annalivia fuses old and new world sounds to create an authentic new sound, both steeped in tradition and alive with new energy, innovation and originality. The members of Annalivia - Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, Emerald Rae and Mariel Vandersteel - are all virtuosic on their instruments and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, Norwegian and Old Time.
These styles play a large role in the interpretations of their material, which include inventive, quirky fiddle tunes and lushly arranged songs. Their unique style has a distinctly American flavor, yet with the detail, precision and energy of their bluegrass and Celtic backgrounds.
The members of Annalivia are all seasoned musicians, and have toured with the likes of Cathie Ryan, John Whelan and Adrienne Young.