Liz McComb

Liz McComb grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. With her superb, expressive, ample mezzo voice, Liz could have easily chosen a classical career. Like Mahalia Jackson, she dedicated her life to Gospel, thus bringing to light this musical treasure from the Afro-American churches into the European community. First member of the Jean Austin Singers, Liz was also one of the original members of the Roots of Rock'n'Roll group who toured throughout Europe. 

 
Her European debut was a hit in Switzerland and Germany. At present, Liz McComb is based in Paris when she is currently on tour in Europe. 
 
In 1981, she sung at the International Festival of Montreux along with the legendary Bessie Griffin, Taj Mahal, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Luther Johnson Jr., and Koko Taylor. Her success at successive festivals along with her powerful stage presence enabled Liz McComb to be the opening act for Ray Charles and James Brown. Henceforth, her name appears in lights at prestigious places like: The Casino of Paris, Champs-Elysées Theater in Paris, Opera of Lyon, and most recently at the Olympia in Paris where her free concerts for the homeless were recorded live and reproduced on her fifth album : Olympia 1998 Live.
 
Her successive album, Time is Now, recorded in a Los Angeles studio won the distinguished Mahalia Jackson Prize. A highly esteemed award and honor Liz received from her peers. Finally, The Best of Liz Mc Comb (Dec.98) addresses the interim and fascinating moments of this "Love Extremist" who travels from continent to continent enchanting people everywhere with her jubilating Gospel music.