Liz Masterson, a Denver native and award winning singer, began performing Western music in 1982 and was quickly recognized as a “trail blazer” for the revival of this art form. A founding Board Member of the Western Music Association, Liz Masterson’s roots run deep and true in the “cowboy culture”.
Her distinctive singing voice, yodeling and sense of humor has won her national acclaim as she tours the country as a solo performer and teacher of the traditional art forms of yodeling, swing and western music. Liz was named the 1998 Western Music Female Performer of the Year and also received the Patsy Montana Cowgirl Award in 2000.
In 2006 she appeared on the Discovery Channels’ “Myth Busters.” She demonstrated her yodeling skills during an episode on avalanches. Also, in 2006 Liz joined the group known as Sweethearts in Carhartts, which includes poet, Yvonne Hollenbeck and singer, Jean Prescott, who started the group.
Specializing in concerts, educational programs for kids and/or adults, folk festivals, agricultural events and cowboy poetry gatherings, Liz’ is quick wit and spontaneous interaction with the audience makes her a natural Master of Ceremonies. She has entertained at the prestigious Smithsonian Institution, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center and the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. She has shared the stage with the greatest western entertainers in the genre, including, Dale Evans, Patsy Montana, Don Edwards and Riders in the Sky, just to mention a few.
Liz teamed up with Sean Blackburn in 1988. During the 18 years that followed they performed thousands of shows in 38 states and Canada and recorded 6 albums of swing and western music.
Liz honors Sean’s memory by carrying on their work while also developing new shows such as “Music of the Civil War” and “Celtic Roots of Western Songs”. 2008 marks the release her first solo CD called Roads to Colorado. She is joined her friends and band-mates, who form a star-studded ensemble.
Liz co-wrote a song and poem for the album, and there are a total of 13 tracks aimed at travelers and homebodies alike. This great CD of toe-tapping cowboy songs, yodeling and lovely mountain music is receiving rave reviews!
When not traveling, Liz enjoys spending time with Banjo, her faithful Blue Heeler, and playing music with friends. and working on another new CD.
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