FOR RELEASE APRIL 20
BOSTON (March 23, 2020) – Liv Greene announces the release of her single, “Wishing Well on April 20. The mid-tempo track wraps listeners in a warm blanket of captivatingly-honest Americana songwriting. It speaks to that painful little glimmer of hope we hold onto in the back of our minds when we just can’t let go of someone. It’s off her debut album, Every Bright Penny, due out May 8.
Greene wrote “Wishing Well” in her junior year of high school about moving on and all the ways the heart and mind stay stuck during that process. The lyric, “I’m in debt to the wishing well, cause I see your face on every bright penny” represents the point where we linger on what could have been. A work of fiction at the time that she wrote it, it inevitably became relevant to her. When fiction became fact, she dusted it off and made revisions as a way of coping.
While the song as a whole serves as a source of comfort, the harmony shift at the chorus reflects the talon-like grasp we experience when we face change. Isa Burke’s (Lula Wiles) guitar solo captures the emotion of simultaneously holding back and moving on.
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.
Praise for Liv Greene
“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