Thank you so much for visiting this new website! While I have loved playing under the name Bitch Trifecta, the time for change has come. Having a “bad word” in my band name really wasn’t a big deal when I was playing open mics and updating a myspace page. Recently, it’s become a bit of a hassle, and I didn’t like the preconception that came with it.
I took the name Poor Eliza from one of my favorite musicals The King and I. One of the King’s slaves writes a play based on Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Eliza is one of the main characters. I love the layers of racial and moral weirdness that occur in this musical. I also love the music. We are constantly faced with these contradictions of what we love and hate, of what is good and bad. That’s what the name Poor Eliza represents to me.
CLICK HERE to see the part of the ballet I’m referencing. I recommend watching the entire musical if you ever get the chance!
I’m so excited to be a part of the first Arlington Porchfest this year! Please join me at 11 Fremont St, around 2pm. I’ll be sharing a porch with Ginger Ibex and the Ladies Accordian Orchestra!
Come to the Walnut Street Cafe for a special electric songwriters night! Host Matt Minigell will challenge a group of us songwriters to play our music on an electric guitar. Minimi minimi minimi minimi waaaaaah!
June 17, 2016
Walnut St Cafe
157 Walnut St, Lynn
On June 25, I’ll be a part of a concert series called All Together Now!
I’ll be headlining this show with a full band, and I’m working on an EP–I hope it will be ready by then! In the spirit of collaboration and community, there will be some interactive parts to my show. I’m so excited to share all this with you, and some new music I’ve been working on for the past few months!
“All Together Now,” is a multimedia series curated by Anna Rae that combines artists from Boston and NYC, and makes space for women, POC, and LGBTQ, in partnership with our cis white male allies. The multimedia aspect creates a sensory-rich experience for the audience, and combining artists from NYC and Boston enriches and celebrates our local arts dialogue.
Read more about the participating artists and the press from the past show HERE.
June 25, 2016
Hye Yun Park