Liz Vice On Mountain Stage
Liz Vice makes her first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.
Born the middle of five children and raised by a single mother, Vice grew up in Oregon with dreams of becoming a filmmaker. She faced an unthinkable plot twist at 15, though, when she was diagnosed with a disease that caused her kidneys to fail. After receiving a much-needed transplant, Vice found a new lease on life and began to pursue filmmaking. She also spent more time singing at her church in Portland, Ore., which became a life-changing experience.
A buzz began to build around her live performances, and before long Vice was singing full-time. She's shared the stage with Cody Chesnutt and St. Paul & The Broken Bones, earned a spot at the prestigious Blues Fest and, now, received an international release for her album There's A Light. She opens her Mountain Stage set with a haunting cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," backed by drummer Yvonne Araujo and Jackie Miclau on piano.
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