perhaps the most defining feature of elizablue's music is the combination of intensely literate lyrics and raw musicianship. elizablue's fans rave about the intuitive emotion of elizabeth bonacci's songs, as well as the quality and calliber of the vocal and instrumental arrangements. collectively, they play seven instruments: guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, bass, and tamborine. they are able to combine the best of the singer songwriter genre with the benefits of a traditional folk band.
elizablue has been blessed with many talented collaborators. they often perform with karen olson edwards singing harmony. they play at coffee shops, bars, and art openings all over the midwest and east coast -- anywhere they are welcome!
"Eliza Blue craft acoustic ballads filled with sorrowful sentiment and minor-key inflections. Their debut release, One Year, features the rich voice of Elizabeth Bonacci, who instills each tune with powerful...melodies. The band's music is lush and sorrowful; each song wallows in exquisite misery...Fans of Nick Drake will find much to enjoy here; Eliza Blue's downcast temperament has plenty in common with the tragic folkie. Several cuts would sound perfectly natural on a mix tape alongside Drake's most heart-wrenching numbers."
--casey rea, Seven Days
"traditional music is coming back like the blues did 30 years ago...with that folkin' wave comes elizablue, a celtic folk band with a dark saturine lugubrious sound. they are new to the music scene and young. they are experienced as musicians though, and have a nice sound...elizablue really seems genuine. as they grow and reach their pinnacle as songwriters [their] deep inward soul searching will pay off, like another folkie/rocker, john lennon."
--Andrew Olson, Reader Weekly
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