Liz LaCroix Boehmke
"Liz Boehmke's music strives at presenting the audience with an unforgettable mix of vocal quality, instrumental excellence, and winsome words." - D. Karner
"Boehmke is one of those rare artists who continue to reinvent the folk tradition with much grace and style, all the while never losing perspective on those who came before..." - D. DiMuccio in Motif Magazine
"Liz creates empyreal soundscapes, armed with little more than a guitar and voice which exudes insight and experience."
"Her voice and guitar blend seamlessly together, her music is vital and fresh..." Lisa G.
"Boehmke is a whirlwind of energy, fast talking, quick to smile with a ready laugh and a warm, powerful alto." ~ the Providence Journal
"Blues infused phrasing. Evocative vocal performance with very effective acoustic guitar playing." Taxi A&R Company
Music spoke directly to something deep inside me even though I didn’t always understand it. Music’s language was of the heart… an expression of self and something beyond self. It captivated me!
Theater created images of exciting colors and dances, pit orchestras and voices. From the stage, the thousand seat auditorium with cushioned, red velvet seats rising high into the second mezzanine was thrilling. The resounding of instruments and voices, tapping feet and clapping hands made the gold leaf seem trivial. It captivated me!
Piano was the instrument my family owned, piano was the instrument we learned to play, but the strings of Segovia and the strums of Joan Baez drew me to the guitar. My first guitar, a Stella Harmony, was purchased. Now I could play and sing the war protest songs, the love songs… whatever… I was on my way to becoming a troubadour… of sorts.
Songwriting became a way of processing and sharing ideas with people. Taking in and pouring out. Inspirations for songs came from the magnificence of nature – particularly sea and sky, real life encounters – including heartaches and joys, travel - imagined or real, and, of course, the ultimate topic – LOVE!!!