Liz Brasher's highly anticipated debut album, Painted Image, is out today on Fat Possum Records as Brasher gets ready to head out for another year of taking her eclectic soul, Americana, gospel and blues influenced power trio back on the road. Brasher's critically acclaimed EP dropped just under a year ago on April 27th, 2018, and she has been working towards debut her full-length with the venerable Oxford, MS, based label ever since, touring incessantly across the country with legendary acts like The Zombies and The Psychedelic Furs. 2019 is no different, following the release of Painted Image Brasher will be heading back out for dates with The Zombies to kick off the year.
Brasher's last single "Blood of the Lamb" premiered at Billboard where Brasher discusses her religious upbringing, the effects that playing secular music has had on her familial relationships and how moving out of the south galvanized her passion for southern music and the deep traditions it holds. While "Love Feasts" was featured on NPR Music with WMOT's Jessie Scott saying she Brasher "is in equal measure a gospel garage rocker, crooner, shouter, soul sister, guitar-slinger and girl group proponent" and that her "vocals delight with punch, mystery, and wonder."
Liz Brasher's debut album showcases her robust voice, accompanied by her technical guitar playing and allegorical songwriting, with her inspirations stemming from a myriad of musicians, wandering from Pop Staples to surf guitar icons The Ventures. Brasher has a punch to her playing on record, but when it comes to her live performances, she is an absolute powerhouse show stopper. Brasher distills this passion and vigor into eleven powerful tracks on her debut LP.
Liz Brasher's Painted Image sees this fiery vocalist and bandleader digging into her past and present to create music that is as timeless as it is refreshing. Hers is a diverse sound rooted in the influence of Brasher's two homes: her adopted hometown of Memphis; and her childhood stomping grounds in rural North Carolina, where she was raised in a musical, multi-ethnic household that influences every aspect of her creative work.
NPR Music called Brasher's a "singular sound...coupled with abundant inherent talent" and described her genre-spanning work, as like "turning a prism to behold all the colors of refracted light." Rolling Stone Country championed Liz Brasher as an artist you need to know saying she sounds like "Memphis soul meets garage rock, marinated in gospel and the vocal fury of Florence Welch".