Swallowtail Cousin

Swallowtail Cousin is a 2023-formed acoustic duo featuring veteran rocker Tony Purnell and singer-songwriter Liz Alden. Their chemistry and harmonies are compelling on classic 70s-80s hits that feel like home and brand new Americana storytelling for the 21st century. 

Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Liz Alden ‘n’ Brunch at the Diner Pickford's Sundries Pickford's Sundries
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin @Folly Faire Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin - Brunch at the Diner Pickford's Sundries Pickford's Sundries
Swallowtail Cousin @ New World Biergarten New World Brewery New World Brewery
Swallowtail Cousin @Pickin' In The Park Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin @Vintage VW Day Pickford's Sundries Pickford's Sundries
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin @Planter's Ball Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa, Florida 33634 Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa, Florida 33634
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin @Folly Faire Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor
Swallowtail Cousin at Sunday Market Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin at Festival Farm Aid Tampa Bay Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa, Florida 33634 Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa, Florida 33634
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin - Featured Artist Kahuna's Bar and Grill, St. Petersburg, FL 33702 Kahuna's Bar and Grill, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
 —  — "New Geometry" Album Release Party Shuffle Tampa, Tampa, Florida Shuffle Tampa, Tampa, Florida
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin @Train Day Tampa Union Station, Tampa Tampa Union Station, Tampa
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin @Pickin' in the Park Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor
 —  — Swallowtail Cousin @ "Earth Wind & Garden" Earth Day Fest Plant City Commons Community Garden, Plant City, FL Plant City Commons Community Garden, Plant City, FL
 —  — Liz Alden & Tony Purnell at Safety Harbor Enchanted Garden Fest Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor
 —  — Harbor Holiday Nights Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor
Planters Ball Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Tampa
Seminole Heights Block Party Tampa Tampa
Tampa Heights Block Party Tampa Tampa

Releases

Like The Moon Draws The Water

Liz Alden

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Liz's debut EP features retro 80s-vibe pop songs for getting hopeful. Download here or: Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora links in menu. $5 for an old-fashioned CD! Music and lyrics by @LizAldensongs. Produced by @Five5Studios, Ybor City, Tampa. Artwork by @DenisePovolish.

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New Geometry

Gilmartin Alden

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Liz teams up with progressive rock wizard Martin Gilmartin for Rush-style social commentary with a Yes/ Genesis/ Alan Parsons Project sound. Download includes album cover and lyrics pages. Also on all streaming platforms; links in menu. Music by Martin Gilmartin, lyrics/vocals by Liz Alden. Recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered at ‘THE’ Studio by

Liz teams up with progressive rock wizard Martin Gilmartin for Rush-style social commentary with a Yes/ Genesis/ Alan Parsons Project sound. Download includes album cover and lyrics pages. Also on all streaming platforms; links in menu. Music by Martin Gilmartin, lyrics/vocals by Liz Alden. Recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered at ‘THE’ Studio by Martin Gilmartin.

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Videos

"Blue Suitcase"  Official Video

 

EP Release Party @ Shuffle Tampa 

Saturday night at historic Tampa Heights' shuffleboard bar & restaurant - with Hurricane Eyes Band

 

"Lawncert" presented by FWD Thinkers Music & Luna Zoot

Sunday afternoon at Ignacio Haya Park on the Hillsborough River - with Derek Roura

Tip Jar via Paypal

 

Thank you!!

About

Singer/songwriter Liz Alden is a passionate storyteller and vocalist. Based in Tampa Bay, Liz is a regular performer in Sweetwater Community Farm's longstanding live music program and has headlined the Safety Harbor Holiday Nights fest and the Seminole Heights Lawn Concert series by FWD Thinkers Music. She released her debut EP "Like the Moon Draws the Water" in 2021, and in collaboration with Martin Gilmartin Lazar a progressive rock/pop album "New Geometry" in 2023, both available on all streaming platforms and for download at www.LizAldenSongs.com. Liz is a frequent flyer with the Los Angeles School of Songwriting songmakers workshop and a veteran of rock/top 40s cover bands Hurricane Eyes and Daybreak, jazz standards quartet Even Hand, folk/rock indie/original bands Lazy Susan and Harlequin Jones, and several choirs and orchestras.