Liz and the Lost Boys On the Hill Session at Kettle Pot Tracks
I think I saw a photo of this petite lady with a giant harp…yeah, yeah, it was something like that. There was this harp-pixie-pic somewhere…I saw it…I know I did! But…
…I dunno: I can’t figure where I first heard the music. What I’m positive of is this: as soon as I heard these folks, I knew I wanted them to come and do their thing with Nicole and me at KPT.
Lucky for us, they said OK. Lucky for you, too!
So… When/why/how/where did Liz and the Lost Boys get started? That is to say, can you give us a comfortably-abridged bio?
Liz started using this band name when she was in college at University of Maryland in 2010. It was a suitable name since some of the shows were solo and even shows with a band weren’t always the same. There was a lot of “oh so and so is being a lost boy today” stage banter. In 2011, Dane Galloway & Liz moved to Philly. In 2012, those two recorded the album along with Joel Sephy and Matt Scarano at Uniform Recording with Jeff Zeigler. The current iteration of the band with Eric Huefner and Will Wright came into being in early 2013 thanks to a bunch of Craigslist ads. The four of us have played all around Philly together, done a little east coast touring, and completed two EPs (The Forest and the Farmer/February and As If/Explain).
Why did you choose these songs for On the Hill?
We’ve done a fair amount of stripped-down/acoustic sets in the past year, and some songs (especially those featuring harp) lend themselves to that setting better than others. We also wanted to showcase some of our newer material. Two of the songs we played are from an EP released just this August, and Forest & the Farmer was released in December 2013.
What else is going on in your world? What’s next?
We’ll be at Rockwood Music Hall in NY later this month on 11/22. Our next Philly show is a headlining set at Bourbon & Branch on 12/4. Beyond that, we’re always writing – expect more new music next year.
Where can we see and hear more of you?
You can always listen to our tunes for free on Bandcamp and that’s where you’ll find all our recordings. We’ve done sessions for The Key and Folkadelphia (WXPN) and for WKDU that are floating around online. The full album is available on iTunes, Spotify, and CDbaby. Check out LizandtheLostBoys.com for news of more shows.