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Roots Country and Blues artist Lonesome Liz was dubbed 'The Female Robert Johnson' by 'Southern Fried Magazine'; honoring both her sultry contralto and the Hellhound on her trail. Her performances are heavy with Southern Gothic undertones. A natural storyteller, her words shift to expose the seamy underbelly of the South, which she translates through a mystic veil of mojo; often drawing on history along with Hoodoo and other Folk traditions.

Her performances have included Drive-by Truckers artist Wes Freed, art revolutionary Molly Crabapple, Jesco the Dancing Outlaw and she's shared a stage with Timbuk III's Pat MacDonald, The Goddamn Gallows and the .357 String Band.

Featured in the upcoming Hasil Adkins documentary, 'My Blue Star' by Ron Thomas Smith, she has she has also appeared in and directed dozens of plays as well as in an award-winning independent film, 'Leon's Aspirations'. Also a playwright, she has written and produced adaptations of both 'Faust' and Sartre's 'No Exit'.

A multi-disciplinary artist, she is also a music and fine art journalist, published primarily in 'Outlaw Magazine', 'Fine Art Magazine' and GratefulWeb.net. She was the last writer to interview Mike Seeger before his death and her Levon Helm retrospective received praise from Bob Dylan himself.

She has also been tarot, astrology and mythology editor for BellaOnline.com and Suite101.com. Her writing and photography are featured in the best-selling 'Everything Ghost Hunting Guide'. She began writing in Chicago, when Slam was first emerging and her poetry as well as her lyrics have received praise from Beat Poets Charles Plymell and Robert Brannan.

Her strong, sultry voice and powerful lyrics are captivating. Though unquestionably feminine and alluring, she describes hangings, hauntings, reckonings and shoot-outs in a way that makes you think she was not only there but participated. One of Country's true Outlaw Women, Liz blasted the boundaries of Alt Country. However it's delivered, her sultry Southern vision takes you far from the expected. It's hard to resist the spell Lonesome Liz casts when her mojo's rising...

Submissions, Press, Etc: elizabeth.bissette@gmail.com

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* Great-niece of Norvell Page, one of Pulp's darkest and most prolific authors who wrote the precursor to 'Spiderman'.  I'll be speaking about Norvell, who like Ian Flemming was also an Intelligence worker, at this year's PulpCon.

* Pulp Fiction writer currently adapting 'Beowulf' and 'The Purple Scar', one of Pulp's most formidable heroes. 

* Critically acclaimed actress, director, playwright and producer of multimedia sideshows and seance plays.

* Art and music writer for GratefulWeb.net, Fine Art Magazine and CountryMusicPride.com. I was the last person to interview Mike Seeger before his death.

* Singer/songwriter and Alt-Country cult figure. My performances have included Jesco White the Dancing Outlaw and Drive-by Truckers artist Wes Freed.

* Fine artist and curator. Exhibits have included New York sensation Molly Crabapple and iconic psychedelic poster artist Bob Masse. I also launched the revival of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School in Richmond, Va.

* Gypsy fortune-teller and ghost whisperer featured in the best-selling Everything Ghost Hunting Book.

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