Gosberton Risegate musician has been recording in Nashville
Gosberton Risegate musician Liz Lenten has just returned from Nashville where she recorded her latest album, Game of Faith.
“It’s the first one for a couple of years,” says singer songwriter Liz, well known in South Holland for her educational work with young people through Scarlet Music Services.
Liz is lead vocalist and plays guitar with Auburn Acoustic and, as well as the new album, there’s an upcoming UK tour starting at the end of March with ex Grateful Dead musicians in the band Live Dead 69.
Liz wrote most of Game of Faith in the last six months of 2018.
“All the songs are about life, trust and taking a punt,” says Liz.
The loss of her dearly-loved mum, Sheila Lenten, last year had a profound effect.
Liz said: “My mum was terribly ill and then she died. After she was ill, I had writer’s block and I didn’t write anything. After she died I lost my voice completely.”
Among the 14 songs on the new album is Mishapen Fruit, a tribute to a mum who meant “everything”.
An earlier album also paid tribute with the track All Comes Back To You.
Game of Faith is Liz’s fifth album and the fourth recorded at the Nashville studios of Thomm Jutz.
Liz jokes she’s been a musician for “about 150 years” and began writing songs when aged four.
She says: “I was writing songs, my dad said, before I could walk and talk. It’s just something I have always done.
“I am articulate enough when I am working in a workshop situation or teaching but I am not brilliant at expressing my own feelings other than through songs - it’s just the way I deal with everything so I don’t explode.”
Game of Faith, which sits in the country/blues or Americana category, is due for release in May.