BiographyLiz Chidester, originally from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago on the coldest day of the year in the winter of 2013. Since then, she has become involved with the Chicago songwriter crowd: Chicago Acoustic Underground and the Chicago Songwriter Alliance, and has performed at various bars and restaurants in the city, including Mayne Stage, the Uncommon Grounds on Clark and Damen, Elbo Room, Tonic Room, Abbey Pub, Bird’s Nest, Parlour on Clark, The Greenhouse Theatre in the Beast Women Cabaret Spring Series, and The Den Theatre in her Chicago theatre debut as Glinda in the New American Folk Theatre’s “Marvelous Land of Oz.” Liz performs standards with jazz guitarist Jarvis Raymond at Nite Cap Cafe, and is a singer/guitarist in the roots music band The Cherry Trio. She also plays guitar for the premier iO improv team Virgin Daquari.
Before moving to Chicago, Liz was entertaining audiences at sea all over the Western Hemisphere on Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line as a variety band singer and host.
Liz is happy to annouce that she recently released a record under the Chicago Acoustic Underground’s label CAU Dog Records in January of 2014, available on iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp, and Amazon.
Liz Chidester is classically trained Soprano/Belt singer, and a graduate of the School of Music at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.