THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM FROM ELIZA CARTHY AND THE WAYWARD BAND IS AN EXTREMELY DYNAMIC REMINDER THAT THOUGH SHE MAY HAVE KEPT ONE FOOT IN THE FOLK CAMP DURING THE LAST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS, SHE’S ALWAYS USED THE OTHER TO EXPLORE THE ELSEWHERE. 44 more words
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My review was originally published on The Stinger independent music website here
We see it in other musical genres, but with this one perhaps even more so, and second and third generation offspring of the 50s/60s folk revival have been making a significant impact on the contemporary folk scene. 487 more words
Here’s a recent audio interview with the always interesting Eliza Carthy, courtesy of M Magazine.
It’s been a quite few years since I saw Eliza Carthy perform (2002, at New Bedford Whaling Museum, along with her parents Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson). 125 more words
Eliza Carthy first assembled the Wayward Band in 2013 in order to explore and celebrate her long and varied career in folk music; ‘the last truly underground music scene’.To do this Eliza put together a team of hugely talented people from across the UK, and set out on the road to promote her ‘Best Of’ compilation, Wayward Daughter (Topic Records), which coincided with a biography of the same name.Since then the band has become a festival favourite, and Eliza has been awarded the MBE for services to folk music. 16 more words