May 06, 2018
Liz Brasher wants your energy
With her distinct voice crooning over southern fuzzy tracks and her dark curly hair cascading over her shoulders, newcomer Liz Brasher took SXSW by storm earlier this year. Now, she’s coming for SunFest.
The 27-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist’s first mainstream release was only a year ago — a two-track single featuring the songs “Painted Image” and “Cold Baby.” The latter ended up on her 2018 EP, “Outcast.” It’s a string-filled blues song with Brasher’s vocal runs taking center stage. A sound she says you can get used to.
“[My music] sounds like an old school soul singer rehearsing with a Memphis garage-rock band all summer,” Brasher told SunFest. The singer lists Mathalia Jackson, Bob Dylan and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as her biggest musical influences. “[The crowd] can expect a genre-bending set full of high-highs and low-lows.”
In March, Rolling Stone named Brasher one of its 25 best country and Americana shows at SXSW this year. The publication also named her one of “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” last month.
Brasher has been to Florida before, but never West Palm Beach. She’s most excited to “see how many beach balls will make it to the stage,” during her set and to see Cake, Incubus and Ice Cube. “They’re all legendary to me and were behind the soundtracks to the craziness in my teen years.”
She only asks one thing of you all. To come out to her set. “More people equals more energy,” Brasher closed.
Bring the energy to Liz Brasher’s set on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Tire Kingdom stage.