Singer/Songwriter | www.vanessalively.com

“My experience at the House of Songs has been so rich. Not only have I grown as an artist through the collaborations and the co-writing process, but I have changed my course as an artist as a result of these new relationships. I have had two wonderful European tours, performed with artists I have co-written with, stayed with people I met through the House of Songs, and also was signed to a record label based in The Netherlands. I think so many of the recent things that have happened in my musical career have been in some way affected by the work I have done with the House of Songs.”

Austin, Texas based songwriter Vanessa Lively creates an eclectic blend of folk & world music that beautifully join heartfelt lyrics with soulful vocals. Drawing on a compelling mix of tempos and styles that embrace “hints of urban, world, Latin, funk and pop,” Lively’s songs fully capture her compassionate nature and love of community.


“Austin’s Vanessa Lively is a true multidiscipline artist. She’s a singer, songwriter, musician and painter with a do-it-yourself attitude and a compassionate spirit.” – Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News.


In 2012, Lively signed with European record label Continental Records (formerly Rounder Europe) and has since released her latest album in Europe.