"A band definitely on the up. Sweet harmonies... tight arrangements... divine." Fatea (UK)
"An energy that can only be described as contagious. In a word: charming." The Noise (Boston)
"Richly textured... Annalivia come across equally as slick as Alison Krauss and Union Station." Northern Sky Radio (UK)
"Beautiful vocal tones and masterful stringwork..." Cover Lay Down
Annalivia is an American 'roots and branches' string-band which draws from tradition and today to create their own brand of new acoustic folk music. The members of Annalivia – Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, and Lissa Schneckenburger – are all masterful players and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England and Old Time Appalachian music. This background, combined with each member's stellar compositional skills and cutting edge arranging chops, makes for music which sounds rooted yet contemporary.
Folk and string-band enthusiasts alike will be drawn in by the expert vocals and songwriting, excellent musicianship, and innovative approach. The members of Annalivia are seasoned musicians and have individually toured and performed with the likes of Ruth Moody, Cathie Ryan, John Whelan, Aoife Clancy, Adrienne Young, Childsplay and Solas, among others.
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 reaching the #1 played song on folk radio worldwide, and the band #1 played artist in the Massachusetts RMR.