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.

Emily Zisman

Emily Zisman, a San Francisco native, performs throughout California in support of her latest self-released album “Weeds & Wildflowers.” As a writer, she takes her cues from artists like Dar Williams, Joni Mitchell, and Ani DiFranco. In addition to her solo work, Emily is also a part of Chance’s End, a violin-electronica duo with her longtime collaborator, violinist Ryan Avery. Emily also performs regularly as a jazz vocalist with gypsy jazz collective The Americano Social Club and swing-era jazz group Rich & The Rhythm Roustabouts.

Karlyn DeSteno

Karlyn DeSteno is an Oakland songwriter currently working on her full-length album “Living House.” Karlyn performs regularly in the Bay Area, singing softly with abandon while accompanying herself on the resonator and acoustic guitars. Her style hails from the roots of the singer-songwriter poets like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

Poor Eliza

Poor Eliza (Jane Park) is a songwriter from Boston who loves to explore themes from her Tennessee upbringing with the sounds and rhythms of alt-country and indie-rock. She has played all over the Boston area, and is excited to try new things and meet more artists! Her latest self-released title “Ghost Town” is the tale of a townie who never leaves their hometown.