Thursday, May 24, 2007

Eliza Lynn Coming to Barre & Montpelier

A year or so ago I wrote the following about Eliza Lynn (myspace) and her soulful voice after taking time with her debut album, Frisky or Fair:

The album's sound is somewhere between jazz, blues, gospel, and old time, but that's merely the setting. When listening to tracks I find myself taken by her full and rich voice and the resultant cat and mouse game that she plays with Rayna Gellert's fiddle or Dale Roberts' cornet. The songs unravel tales of happiness, naiveté, and love cloaked in loss and pain.

Since that time Eliza gained the title of Western North Carolina’s Best Singer/Songwriter according to the 2006 Mountain Xpress Reader's Poll, Frisky or Fair was rated by WNCW 88.7 as a Top Ten Regional Album of 2006, her track Sing A New Song was selected for the Putumayo World Music's upcoming release, Americana, she started a female duo project called Grit Pixies, and her band recorded a new album, due out late summer. Phew.

Luckily for those in the area she will be bringing her Appalachian show to Montpelier and Barre during the first week of June amongst a handful of NYC dates.

June 1st - Eliza Lynn - 8pm - Langdon Street Cafe - Montpelier
June 6th - Grit Pixies - 7pm - City Hall Park - Barre

The Friday night Langdon Street Cafe show will be a trio featuring songs off both her debut and much anticipated sophomore release. The following Thursday Eliza will be kicking off Barre's Summer Concert Series with her old school female blues outfit Grit Pixies alongside harmonica/washboard/vocalist Jill Fromewick.

Eliza Lynn - Slow Down.mp3
Grit Pixies - Laughin' to Keep from Cryin'.mp3
Grit Pixies - Party Clothes.mp3

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