Nymagee Outback Music Festival – A Day In The Dirt

Liz Stringer

You won’t find this in any recipe book but Liz Stringer has a voice deeply soaked in some oak barrel, stretched out to dry on ancient wooden racks and seasoned with herbs collected by wizened old women in old pinafores. I’m convinced of it, particularly when you match the voice to the face, which is guileless and young enough to suggest the ‘60s is near enough to ancient history.


This voice is not rough, far from it. No, when I say it is lived in I don’t mean it’s been abused, but rather it’s absorbed a fair number of experiences, both hers and others’, and allowed them to settle in, become her. Then in turn that “knowledge” both informs and deepens the quality of the songwriting. Again and again across this album you feel the song and the character in it in a direct visceral way.

…Pendulum, and Stringer, will be around for quite a while. You’ll make sure of that once you hear this.”

Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald

“Liz Stringer’s music is bewitching. Within a minute, you find yourself spellbound by its sparse, atmospheric charms. Her yearning vocals offering tenderness yet commanding your attention.”

Scott Podmore, Sunday Herald Sun

“A beguiling singer and accomplished songwriter, it is Stringer’s prodigious command of the steel-string guitar and banjo that distinguishes her from the pack. Man can she play.”

Lily Bragge, The Age

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