Commander Salamander

by Lizza Connor

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    Lizza released her first children’s album, Commander Salamander, in February. Commander Salamander is the winner of the prestigious Parents' Choice Silver Award, placing it among the very best children’s music in the nation. The whimsical CD, inspired by Connor’s foray into parenthood, is comprised of 13 original songs promoting healthy lifestyle, positive self-esteem, nutrition and physical activity.

    Connor is the recipient of the Merlefest Songwriting Award, and has spent the last decade as a singer/songwriter in Nashville. Acoustic Guitar Magazine called Connor’s country/folk CD, Runaway, a work of “singular magic.” The Tennessean reviewed Connor's CD as, "gorgeous songs." She has performed at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, House of Blues Las Vegas and more with artists including Vince Gill and Andrew Osenga (Caedmon's Call).

    Connor has been a contributing writer for American Songwriter Magazine, Performing Songwriter, CCM Magazine and Guideposts Magazine. She spent several years as a publicist with Inpop Records, and now runs her own independent label.

    Connor graduated with honors from Carson-Newman University, and was named visiting Oxford Scholar at Oxford University in England. She is mother of three, and is married to a research physician. Connor lives in Dallas, Texas.

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    Kind Words from parents, educators & media:

    "Not only is she a wonderful mother, now I find out she is a gifted musician! Her infectious tunes had my children laughing and stomping their feet. Highly recommended!" -Dr. Andy Huss, pediatrician

    "We give this fresh new entertainer two thumbs up and HIGHLY recommend Lizza as musical artist for any family event."– Highland Park Library, Highland Park, TX

    "On her first children's album, Connor's foot stomping acoustics and sophisticated knack for craftsmanship remains, but her lyrics take a playful tone for the young (and young at heart)." -CCM Magazine

    "Lizza's album has darling tunes, fun and helpful lyrics and is mommy and child friendly. I have this CD in my car at all times ready for trips with the grandkids!" -Denise Glenn, best-selling author and speaker "Motherwise" series

    “Lizza's live show for kids not only entertains but also educates, engages and inspires kids of all ages.” -Jodi Seyfried, Librarian

    “Every pre-school teacher needs one of these!” -Karen Shockley, retired school administrator and adjunct professor of teacher education, grandmother
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released 20 February 2013

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Lizza Connor Dallas, Texas

Commander Salamander, a Parents' Choice award-winning CD, is comprised of whimsical songs for the whole family. 13 original tunes promote healthy lifestyle. Connor released her country-folk debut, Runaway, to critical acclaim. Gorgeous songs, says The Tennessean. Connor is the recipient of a Merlefest Songwriting Award, and performs at the Bluebird Cafe & House of Blues and more. She is mom of 3. ... more

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