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. That passion took off the moment she taught herself her first guitar chords at age 12. Records like Patty Griffin’s Living With Ghosts, Brandi Carlile’s The Story, and the catalogs of Emmylou Harris and Alison Krauss led Greene down the path of both the musician and the woman she wanted to be.
At 15-years-old she made the decision to be a musician then and there. This commitment led her in her senior year to Interlochen Arts Academy in northern Michigan for songwriting. She graduated in 2016 with honors, a Fine Arts Award in songwriting, a 2016 YoungArts Finalist in voice/singer-songwriter, and the songwriting department’s Artist of the Year Award.
This was just the prelude to her budding career as the musician she set out to be. 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.