Liz Chidester was a lounge singer on cruise ships for 2 1/2 years, so yes, she loves drinking. But now she’s over 3 years sober…so she probably loves drinking a bit TOO much. She is also a singer/songwriter, actor, and teaching artist from Virginia. Her Chicago theatre credits include: Lizzie (Firebrand Theatre), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (American Blues Theatre), High Fidelity (Refuge Theatre Project, Jeff Award – Best Musical), Billy the Kid (composer, Cabinet of Curiosity Events), Big River and Pump Boys and Dinettes (Theatre at the Center), Ring of Fire (Mercury Theater Chicago), and Stupid F**ing Bird (Sideshow Theatre Company). Her original albums with her band LIZ AND THE LOVELIES include Progress into Simplicity (2017 – Best Roots EP, Independent Music Awards 2018), Otter Hill (2015), and People Pumping Pedals (2014 – NewSong Songwriter Competition Finalist 2014). She teaches group and private ukulele lessons and Wiggleworms at Old Town School of Folk Music. Hear more at lizandthelovelies.com.