Liza DiSavino is a singer, traditional musician, multi-instrumentalist, and an award-winning songwriter. An expert on Appalachian balladry and the author of a new biography of early Kentucky ballad collector Katherine Jackson French, she teaches music education and Appalachian music at Berea College and is the director of the nationally known Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble. She has recorded nine albums, including five with A.J. Bodnar, and appears on the compilation Songs from the Garden State on Smithsonian Folkways. Liza is a two-time member of the Geraldine R. Dodge Master Teacher Collaborative.
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