Daily Discovery: Liz Bohannon, “Maybe In Mexico”

ARTIST: Liz Bohannon

SONG:Maybe in Mexico

BIRTHDAY: February 21


AMBITIONS: To continue to “push the envelope” to combine my talents with those of other musicians, songwriters and producers and to deliver the songs in the most authentic and soulful way that I can.

TURN-OFFS: Dishonesty.

TURN-ONS: Humor, intelligence, great music.

DREAM GIG: Performing with Jack White.

MOVIES I’VE SEEN MORE THAN ONCE: It’s A Wonderful Life, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Wizard of Oz

CELEBRITY CRUSH: Alexander Skarsgard, Garrett Hedlund, Christian Bale.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Jeff Buckley, John Lennon, Jim James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lucille Ball.

MY NIGHTLY RITUAL BEFORE BED: I play a little guitar, then usually read something that inspires me. I enjoy reading poetry, philosophy, history, and interviews on songwriting.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: Look for the good, the beauty, and the love in yourself and in all of the others you meet along the way.

I WROTE THIS SONG: in Nashville, in January 2012. My co-writer for this song was Elizabeth McAlister. It came together quickly. It was an unraveling process, once the melody and structure were discovered, we began asking each other questions about the girl going through this heartbreak until we both agreed and understood where the song needed to go, becoming more about hope and looking forward to the adventure of a fresh start.