On Monday, Dec. 4 at 10pm the Plough and Stars in Cambridge hosts songwriters Thomas Knight, Poor Eliza, and Derek Curtis (21+, no cover). While all three have a rooted connection to New England, Derek Curtis currently lives in Nashville, TN and is actively touring on his latest album “Carpetbagger.” Coincidentally Poor Eliza (Jane Park) was born and raised in Knoxville, TN and now lives in Boston. Derek hails from NH and just released his debut solo EP “The Black and White.” All three songwriters are influenced by a range of artists including Woody Guthrie, Kathleen Edwards, and Bruce Springsteen. The Plough and Stars is a staple of the Cambridge community (open since 1969) and music scene with live music 7 nights a week.
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I’m so excited to be a part of All Together Now #5 at the Lily Pad! This is a concert series close to my heart, because I’m the marketing assistant for it! I’ve been helping Anna Rae accomplish this vision she has for a performance series that is inclusive, multidisciplinary, and respectful to the artists. Please follow this show on facebook or check out the ATN website for tickets, artist bios, and more info!
Ladies Coverband Night is back with its 8th show on Saturday, April 22 at 7pm at the White Rose Coffeehouse in Lynn! In traditional singers-in-the-round style, four local songwriters will sing covers and tell stories about their favorite songwriters!
Jane Park (Poor Eliza) plays Elizabeth Cotten
Melissa Zaino plays Kris Delmhorst
Allyson Casey plays Patty Griffin
Jocelyn Limmer plays TBA!
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On a cool, breezy Sunday, February 26 at 6pm, please come to Kaleidoscope Coffee (109 Park Pl, Richmond, CA) for an Evening of Songwriters! Poor Eliza (Jane Park) is a Boston songwriter who loves to explore themes from her Tennessee upbringing with the sounds of and rhythms of alt-country and indie-rock. She is joined by local songwriters Emily Zisman and Karlyn DeSteno. Emily performs through California and takes her cues from artists like Dar Williams, Joni Mitchell, and Ani DiFranco. Justin is a San Francisco based songwriter who writes in the vein of indie songwriters like Willie Porter, Ray Lamontagne, and Iron and Wine. Kaleidoscope Coffee is a beautiful cafe and community space created by entrepreneur and storyteller Cassie Cushing. Come for the coffee and share your story!
I’ve uploaded some highlights from our Club Passim show on bandcamp. If you missed the show, or just ever wanted a recording of Sirens of NY, please take a DL from bandcamp. And as usual, it’s FREE FREE FREE! Many thanks to Eric “Landform” Landers for recording the entire set, and Reid Simpson from Here and There Photography for the photos!
Songs featured include: Winter Hill (w/ a guitar solo!), Good Doctor, Ice Cream Song (new song!), Sirens of NY, and Battleship (new song!). Hope you enjoy.
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On Wednesday, February 1 at 7pm, Poor Eliza will be sharing the stage at Club Passim with Ginger Ibex and As the Sparrow. This all-Boston line-up shares a love of strings and exploring the contrast of melancholy and ecstasy. Continue reading “2/1/2017 Club Passim”
Please listen to my latest track release “Ghost Town”! It tells the story of someone who never left their hometown, never challenged their comfort zone–despite meeting someone who tried to get them out. I’m so happy to share the work of myself, Luke Sullivan, Jon Keane, Zach Lerman, and Eric Landers (who had played with me since the beginning!). Please enjoy!
Start the year off right with a nice little show put on by WEMF! Wednesdays at PA’s are one of the rare chances we as songwriters have to play solo, be experimental, and to meet other local songwriters.
Join us for the laid back, acoustic sing-alongs of Henry Glitter; original folk-pop of Amanda Picciche (In Ivy); alt-country inspired, confessional music of Poor Eliza; songs of biting commentary and satire by Will Roos; and original blues rock by touring songwriter Zeke Duckworthy, who is promoting his full-length album “Bad Road Trip.”
WEMF is one of the few artistic organizations that will book a night like this, and I’m so grateful. Many thanks to Heather Timmons for booking me! Now….what kind of weirdness will we have ready for you?
8:30-9:05 Henry Gitter
9:15-9:50 Jane Park of (Poor Eliza)
10:00-10:35 Amanda Picciche
10:45-11:20 Will Roos
11:30-12:05 Zeke Duckworthy
8 pm doors
$7 at the door
Boston isn’t cold enough in January, so Dave Simmons and I are headed to Burlington, VT to play at the legendary Radio Bean. We’ll each be playing some solo material and finish up playing some songs together.
This Poor Eliza’s first show in California! Just a short 6 hour plane ride away from Boston, the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, CA houses all manner of get togethers, like book discussions, poetry readings, and live music of all genres. This show was booked with the gracious help of Emily Zismen, folk songwriter and jazz vocalist, and Karlyn DeSteno, singer/songwriter poet and folk guitarist. Songwriter communities are the best, and Emily and Karlyn prove no different. Please come! $5 cover.
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