LIZ Smith is resident girlie in Worcester folk fusion band Dryftwood, accompanied by Geoff Booth and Paul Danby on guitar, mandolin, ukele, harmonica, dulcimer and penny whistle.

Rousing the Guildhall with their toe-tapping tunes at last year’s Worcester Music Festival, Liz and the boys are now hoping to take this year’s event by storm. Oh, and she’s a mean belly dancer. Come meet her…

How would you describe yourself?

Not very cool, but happy, creative, carefree, probably too sociable for my own good and up for a challenge. Life is short!

How would you describe your music?

I love music of all kinds, pretty much, and try to keep an open mind. It’s one of the most important ways to educate yourself when it comes to culture, politics, history and human nature. My music with my band Dryftwood is strongly influenced by folk, rock and jazz and it keeps me sane. Most of the time.

Which song would you dump in room 101?

Hot Tomales by Robert Johnson.

Who is your inspiration?

My inspirations are Australian, folk rock band The Waifs, Crowded House and so many talented, local musicians who do what they love, and it shows.

What annoys you most?

Narrow-mindedness, selfishness and rudeness. Also being misjudged based on looks.

What’s your favourite pudding?

Christmas pudding…it’s that time of year.

Are you in love?

Most of the time, but not with anyone, in particular.

Do you have a reccurring dream? If so, what is it?

It’s always about past regrets.

Where did you play at Worcester Music Festival?

We played at the Guildhall, which was an awesome venue to play. Great crowd and great surroundings.

What was the experience like?

The boys and I loved every second and it was great to see the room so full and the crowd so animated!

Facebook: Dryftwood Folk Fusion
Contact: dryftwoodmusic@yahoo.co.uk

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