West was featured singing her original song, “Holy Road,” in a national TV ad campaign directed by Spike Lee. She has performed the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden, toured as an opener for artists such artists as Chris Isaak and Kenny Wayne Shepherd and such speakers as Amy Goodman and former chief UN Weapons Inspector, Scott Ritter. Lizzie has headlined several of her own national tours. Lizzie West was born in NYC, July 21st, 1973; daughter of Louise Westergaard, a Broadway producer of Musical Theater and John Westergaard, a financial analyst. While Lizzie was still in the womb, her mother collaborated with legendary mythologist, educator and author, Joseph Campbell.
In early childhood, Louise read her William Blake and T.S. Elliot. Lizzie began writing poetry, melodies, and stories as soon as she could form words on paper. As a child, she entertained crowds of Broadway theater creators at her parent’s cocktail parties, including such legends as Charlie Strauss, Cy Coleman, James Earle Jones, and Gregory Hines.
West was educated at the Chapin School, the Millbrook School, Hampshire College, and NYU. She has driven across America 16 times. She is currently working to complete the first book of the Re*Membering Now Series, The Myth of The Golden Thread. www.lizzieandbaba.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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