“A young woman with a gentle twang and kind eyes, (whose) folksy guitar strumming and soft but assertive voice (fill) the room with warmth.” – Berklee Groove
BOSTON (March 2, 2020) – Liv Greene announces the release of her Americana breakup anthem, “New York’s Arms” on March 2. A song for anyone braving change, the banjo and electric guitar-laden track shares equal parts heartbreak and the hope of new beginnings. The submission of “New York’s Arms” won Greene the top honor of Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Competition for Emerging Singer-Songwriters. It’s off her debut album, Every Bright Penny, due out May 8.
Greene’s honeyed vocals express the sorrow in what’s lost while joyful instrumentals express a vivid optimism in moving forward. She wrote the track after visiting her sister in New York. While there she ruminated over all the positives of starting over including the openness of a new start and the possibilities that can come out of it.
Greene recorded her first full-length record, Every Bright Penny, at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA. It was engineered, mixed and mastered by Daniel Cardinal, produced by Isa Burke of Americana trio Lula Wiles, and involves performances by musicians Maddie Witler on mandolin (Lonely Heartstring Band), Grace Ward on upright bass, harmony vox, (Houndsteeth), Isa Burke on harmony vocals, fiddle, and electric guitar (Lula Wiles), and Sean Trischka on drums (Lula Wiles, Corporate Punk, Mattie & Debbie).
Every Bright Penny Track Listing
- New York’s Arms
- Wishing Well
- Off My Mind
- Morning Song
- Take Me To The Station
- Brandy Hill
- Where You Need Me
- The Best Way Out
About Liv Greene
Inspired by the records her parents played in her childhood home in Washington D.C., Liv Greene’s passion for songs started in early childhood, and took off the moment she taught herself her first guitar chords at age 12. Greene graduated Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan in 2016 with honors while receiving a Fine Arts Award in songwriting, a 2016 YoungArts Finalist in voice/singer-songwriter, and the songwriting department’s Artist of the Year Award. Chosen from over 700 applicants, in 2019, Greene won the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Competition for Emerging Singer-Songwriters after competing among 32 finalists. That same year she was also selected to participate in the Savannah Music Festival’s Acoustic Music Seminar and named the first alternate in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest for songwriters.
Mar 31 The Center for the Arts Natick, Natick, MA
Apr 21 Club Passim, Cambridge, MA (BOSTON ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)
May 2 Montague Book Mill, Montague, MA
May 8 Sofar Sounds, Boston, MA
May 17 Mayfair in Harvard SQ, Cambridge, MA (Club Passim stage)
June 9 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (Club Passim outdoor summer concert series)
June 12 2nd Friday Coffeehouse, Belmont, MA
June 18 Jalopy Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
June 20 Acousticool House Concert, Bristol, CT
Sep 25 Club Passim Harvard Science Plaza free concerts, Cambridge, MA
Praise for Liv Greene
“‘New York’s Arms‘ is a beautiful song about lifting yourself up after a let down.” – Americana UK
“There is the striking of a perfect balance between authenticity and doing your damndest to create something beautiful. When the pieces of that fall into place, its a beautiful thing. Something that can melt your heart and make your foot stomp. A light twang that dances back and forth with lilting highs. Liv Greene’s “New York’s Arms” dances that line in eloquent magnetism.” – Red Line Roots
“An easy mix of bluegrass, youthful energy, and melodic vibrato that is perfect for fans of Alison Krauss.” – Chillfiltr
An easy mix of bluegrass, youthful energy, and melodic vibrato that is perfect for fans of Alison Krauss.