Lizzie Weber: An Interview

Lizzie Weber is a delight and a passionate young woman making her way in this unpredictable music world. She's making waves and blazing new trails with her lyrics of heart and soul. 

Specifically, the song "Monster" is so chilling, yet beautiful. The song is about your inner demons. Her soulful and acoustic tone makes you embrace the silence and listen closely to the melancholy in her voice and the magic of stillness. 

Her new EP just came out September 7th 2018! 

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Who are you and what do you do? 

Lizzie Weber--I'm a musical artist, singer, and songwriter. 

 Lizzie Weber Courtesy of Mixtape Media

Lizzie Weber Courtesy of Mixtape Media

 

What made you chose to be a solo artist? 

I've always written music from my heart-to that that end my pieces are mostly personal reflections of my own life experiences. I suppose I've always thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling nature of my creations and fulfilling the visions I have for their soundscapes. That said, I still very much love collaborating with other musicians and am often accompanied by other artists when I perform live. In short, I don't feel like I chose to be a solo artist necessarily, but it sort of happened organically that way. 

 

How long have you been making music? 

I started composing my own melodies when I was 14. I didn't actually finish a composition formally until I was 19. 

Do you have any favorite concert venues you've performed at? 

Absolutely. I had the honor of playing Benaroya Hall in Seattle earlier this year. The acoustics in that room are flawless so it was a real treat to play there. I also love all the amazing intimate venues I've played: eclectic bars and coffee houses like Venice Cafe in St. Louis or Hattie's Hat in Seattle. Hotel Cafe in LA is also a favorite spot of mine. Just a fabulous sounding room. 

 Lizzie Weber Courtesy of Mixtape Media

Lizzie Weber Courtesy of Mixtape Media

Are there any road stories you have to share while performing? 

Ah yes, who doesn't love stage banter? Truthfully though, unless I'm speaking about the backstory of a song I don't chat too much while on stage! I feel like if I could go on forever if I start talking, so for the most part I engage with the audience when it feels natural and relevant..

Is there one song in particular that you have a personal story about? 

I'm very personally connected to all my writings. I suppose I could share that "Catcher," a song from my new EP was inspired by the simple act of hanging a dreamcatcher on my bed. I wrote a poem for a poetry class about it and then later it turned into a song. 

You have more than just guitars in your music. What made you incorporate multiple instruments that are atypical to the genre. 

 Photo by Nick Garcia

Photo by Nick Garcia

The fun part about making music is that you can do whatever you want. I love incorporating sounds from other cultures and genres into my work and always strive to be unafraid of that. Classical, jazz, world, folk, rock, pop: those are all genres that I grew up listening to and appreciating so I helplessly want to experiment with all of them in one way or another. I can't stay in one lane, it's against my nature. 

Who inspires you as an artist? 

So many artists. Aoife O'Donovan, Andrew Combs, Marketa Irglova, Joni Mitchell, Brandi Carlile, Regina Spektor, Neko Case... just to name a few... 

 

Fun Questions

If you were stuck on an abandoned island what five items would you take with you? 

Oh man this is tough. Sunscreen, a flare, lighter, pocket knife, and tent. The guitar would have to stay behind. 

If you could go anywhere in time and perform your music where would you go? 

Also tough! I hope this isn't a boring answer, but I'd choose to be right where I am. As artists, we all grow on our own terms in our own time, and I can't imagine playing songs I've recently written five years ago. They were created along with my journey and I'm content living with them in the present and wondering where they'll take me in the future...