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Most recent release, Footnotes For the Spring (2015)
Own, occasional covers
She's quirky and twisted, and sings lovely songs whilst playing a toy piano. Some of her work is a cappella, with looping.
Comments about live performance:
Eliza has a lovely soprano with pretty vibrato and it suits her sweet goth-and-Victoriana aesthetic.
Recommended first album:
Eliza Rickman—vocals, toy piano, toy glock, viola arrangement
Quinn Karges—viola (2)
Eliza Rickman and Robert C. E. DeLong
This is a startling strong debut. It's only six tracks, but two of them are *brilliant* ("Cinnamon Bone" and "Black Rose") and the rest merely strong. I'm not stuck on her cover of "Moon River" but that may be the song rather than her performance of it. In any case, I highly, highly recommend tracking this down. (Neile)
Eliza Rickman—vocals, piano, toy piano, accordion, wine glasses, desk bells
Robert DeLong—drums, percussion, wine glasses, prepared piano
Mark Greenberg and Eliza Rickman
O, You Sinners more than fulfills the promise of the Gild The Lily EP. Each song is so wonderfully woven that each demands attention and it's hard to pick out favourites. Certainly there doesn't seem to be a single weak spot. (Neile)
Eliza Rickman—vocals, piano, autoharp, ukelele, percussion
Jason Webley—accordion, percussion, backing vocals, wineglasses, programmable music box
Eliza's second album doesn't disappoint. Her voice is so pure and the songs here range from fun and quirky to downright beautiful. My only complaint—she Includes her songs she contributed to Margaret [editor's note: Jason Webley's project]—was hoping for more original material, but her covers album is due out soon. This is one of my favorites of 2015. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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