Saturday 6:15PM @ Washington's
Songs that groove!
Liz Barnez has been a touring performing songwriter for over 35 years. Born and raised in New Orleans Liz started performing in clubs at 17. She moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where she continued to write, record, and perform.
She was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in November 2019 as memeberof the "Mother Folkers".
She was named "Best Female Singer/Songwriter" by her peers and FoCoMA (Fort Collins Musicians Association), she was also presented with the Lifetime Music Award in 2016 by FoCoMA.
Liz is currently in the studio recording her 5th CD due for release early spring of 2022.
Liz has released 4 full length solo albums. Liz Barnez Band (1993), Inkmarks on Pages (1997), Revealed (2005), Welcome Back (2015). She has toured extensively in the US as a solo artist, with her band and as part of the songwriter trio "Ruby" with Maggie Simpson and Rebecca Folsom; and also with the Trio "Faces of Eve" with Celeste Krenz and Rebecca Folsom. Liz joined Catie Curtis on several tours as a percussionist. She has performed at prestigious venues and festivals: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Lyons Folks Festival, Winter Park Music Festival, Bohemian Nights at New West Fest, among others.
Liz worked as the "virtual tour manager" for New Orleans/Colorado band The Subdudes and other internationally touring artists. As virtual tour manager Liz worked closely with the artist booking agent to advance and coordinate all aspects of touring including; production advance, travel, flights, car rentals, accommodations, hospitality, etc.
She began producing singer/songwriter concerts in the Fort Collins area and brought notable artists such as Ruthie Foster, Patty Larkin, Maia Sharp, Tuck & Patti, etc to Sunrise Ranch "Concerts in the Dome"; She began working at The Bohemian Foundation as the Artist Relations Manager/Talent Buyer for Bohemian Nights at NewWest Fest (Michael Franti, Ben Harper, Tedeshi Trucks, Big Head Todd, Pat Benatar, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Nathaniel Rateliff, Paper Bird, etc), Thursday Night Concerts (Colorado Based Artists), and Concerts in the Armory. Liz was the project coordinator on the creation of The Armory Listening venue in Fort Collins and booked artists such as Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, AJ Croce, John Oates, etc into that venue. Liz also worked in Talent Buying/Festival Coordination at Grant Farms, BeetStreet Fort Collins, and Rist Canyon Mountain Festival, etc.
Liz currently lives in Fort Collins with her wife and 2 dogs (2 grown children no longer at home)...where she continues to write and perform. She hosts a regular songwriter in the round show at The Magic Rat and finds great joy in supporting and encouraging the thriving music/musician community in and around Fort Collins.