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Arts / American singer looking forward to first visit to ‘magical’ Shetland

Lizzie No is heading north to perform in Lerwick next week.

AN ACCLAIMED Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter says she is looking forward to visiting “magical” Shetland for a show next week as part of an extensive UK tour throughout the summer.

Lizzie No, whose music encompasses elements of indie, folk, blues, country and Americana, will perform at Hay’s Dock By the Dowry next Thursday (11 July).

In addition to slots at Cambridge Folk Festival, Black Deer, Maverick and Deer Shed in Yorkshire over the summer, she recently completed a month-long UK tour as John Smith’s special guest and will be returning to open Iron & Wine’s European tour this autumn.

Lizzie released her third full-length album Halfsies earlier this year – following on from 2017’s Hard Won and 2019’s Vanity – and the singer appears to be relishing the prospect of sharing her songs with islanders for the first time.

“I couldn’t be more excited to visit Shetland,” she said. “Anyone who has dug into my songs knows I am a history and mythology nerd, so I can’t wait to discover Shetland’s culture. And if I get to serenade one of the famous ponies that would be a bonus!”

A recent Rolling Stone magazine article stated that Lizzie “has been quietly making superb records for several years”, while Americana UK says “her voice is sweet enough to charm the birds”.

Next week’s show will be opened with a duo performance from local singers Amber Thomson and Daisy Anderson.

Kelly Nicolson Riddell of promoter Ragged Wood said: “We had the pleasure of catching Lizzie’s set in Glasgow a couple of months ago.

“Her voice is superb and she has written some truly outstanding songs – there’s lots to love in her music for any fans of Allison Russell and Rhiannon Giddens out there.”

A limited number of tickets to see Lizzie No at Hay’s Dock by the Dowry are available from The Little Box Office.

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