One very gratifying part of my job is to be able to hear feedback from people who have made our journals, planners or sketch books a companion in their life. We send a blank page out in the world, and people take that blank page and make it into beautiful art, music, or part of their life story. Wow… That is fantastic, and a little humbling, too. On the manufacturing end, this certainly gives meaning to our work.
One such person is Lizzy Ross, a singer/song writer from Chapel Hill, NC. A few months ago, the Lizzy Ross Band released their debut album “Read Me Out Loud.”
You can see a video here.
Singing used to mean trouble for Lizzy Ross. Her elementary school teachers couldn’t make her stop singing, even in class, so they’d fuss at her or call her parents. In college, singing and songwriting became Ross’ creative outlet. Her solo debut CD, Traces, was released last year and her voice drew comparisons to Janis Joplin and Grace Potter.
Lizzy and her band tour all over the South. Her music has been described as “Folksy, jazzy, bluesy in all the best senses of the words…a voice like cigarettes and the smoothest whiskey you’ve ever tasted.”