2/26/2017 Kaleidoscope Coffee in Richmond, CA

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!


Live from Club Passim 2017!

Dear Friends,

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.


P. Eliza


New Track Uploaded!

Dear Friends,

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!

Love, P.Eliza

1/4/2017 PA’s Lounge

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

2/23/2017 Octopus Literary Salon

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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10/19 Out of the Blue Too in Cambridge

Dear Friends, I’m so happy to be sharing the stage with two New  York acts: Phoebe Heretz and Dylan DeBiase. They are currently on tour, and killing it out there in the world. So come by the Out of the Blue Too Gallery in Cambridge between 7:30-10pm. There is no beer or liquor at the Out of the Blue. But the entrance is handicap accessible, and often times the owner’s dog is there.

dagmar Phoebe Heretz from Dagmar.dylandebiase Dylan DeBiase.

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9/29 Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in NYC


10.00 tix with code EST10. To purchase click HERE.

Press Release:

$15/ticket, money goes to the artists to keep making their unexpected and surprising performances
A few words about the featured talented by Diana:  Mister Clown aka Mike Smith Rivera: He’s a COC! A clown of color…Oh my. A friendship forged through EST and curating their monthly late-night mix-tape aka Last Call–he’s the emcee, actor, sketch comedian, ARTISTE with the mostest–clever, unexpected, FUN, surprising, heart of gold. All the things that we want in a human being. I often see him riding around town wearing his clown nose. Because he studied at Le Coq–and he’s legit like that. There’s never knowing what the hell he’s going to do on stage and that’s why he’s my favorite.  BABY NO MORE TIMES is a feminist pop concert, complete with dance moves, four part harmonies, everything we love about Britney but we sing about like breaking the fourth wall and shit. It’s written by Mary Birnbaum, Melissa Lusk, and Caroline McGraw and features Rachel Flynn, Melissa Lusk, Lauren Jackson Oddo, and Diana Oh.  JANE PARK –Oh NYC, YOU AREN’T EVEN READY FOR JANE PARK. I first met Jane and all her glory when we played All Together Now in Boston.  Comparing her to Jeff Buckley is reductive. Buuuuuuuut just to let you know how deeply and profoundly she touches, thrills, and moves me, Jane Park and Jeff Buckley can hold hands walking through a park, and no one would question it.   BOB JAFFE— a human rights advocate, an artist, actor, writer and philanthropist and HE’S THE BEST GD HARMONICA PLAYER I HAVE EVER GD SEEN. Watching him play harmonica is like watching angels sing.   And then there’s DIANA OH – Well I am who I am and you are who you are.   And maybe I’ll sing. And maybe I won’t. And maybe I’ll do whatever the hell I want because I’m turning 30 on September 29. And you are all responsible for that. And well let’s convene, and get the fuck outta the city for awhile and into the dark, loving, radical hotbed of dreams also known as Rattlestick–let’s make some fucking dreams happen, comrades.