MP3 Elizabeth Carpenter - The Blueweed Songs
Dissonant roots-music from the Blues,
Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz, Latin & African species of sound. These "storysongs" speak from the ambivalent, funny meets melancholic, sweet & sour side of life. A cross between Gillian Welch & Beth Orton and influenced
14 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, BLUES: Mellow Blues
Next show: September 17, 2005 @ The O Lounge - On Queen Anne Queen Anne Avenue - Seattle
8:30 - 11 PM
Amazing Thai Food and Drinks
Duo - with Conlin Roser accompanying me on 2nd guitar
FREE! | 21+
Next CD: Flirting - a 10 song CD will be released in October 2005. Great Seattle musicians will be on my 3rd CD of love & sex songs with a Jazz/POP/Latin/Rock feel. Picture Mae West & Dorothy Parker forming a duo with an Everything But The Girl sound, add a dash of Motown, a pinch of PJ Harvey & a smatter of Dido.
Elizabeth Carpenter has been performing in the Seattle area for 9 years and has been composing and playing guitar for 16 years. After her feet went kaput as a dancer (her last days as a modern dancer were at The Juilliard School) she took-up guitar & songwriting as her next art form. She originally set off on documentary film-making after Julliard (receiving a BFA in Film from New York University) but music became more a more compelling interest. She still pursues a side-career in photography.
She performs as The Elizabeth Carpenter Quartet, Trio, Duo and solo, with a repertoire of over 50 original songs & 15 arrangements of jazz & pop standards (from "My Funny Valentine" to Aerosmith''s "Jaded").
She also performs as a jazz & standards vocalist with well-known pianist & composer Victor Janusz. She has just recorded "Guadalupe" - a duet on his newly released CD "Cosmo Street": https://www.tradebit.com and available here on CDBaby!
The Elizabeth Carpenter Ensemble includes:
Bill Horist/Conlin Roser on guitar
Erik Anderson on drums,
Jon Markel on double bass
Tobi Stone on saxophone (bass & alto) and on flute (of The Tiptons & Reptet)
Amy Denio on sax/accordian (of The Tiptons)
Dave Carter on trumpet/flugel horn (of Skerik''s Synchopated Taint)
Ty Baillie - keyboardist
Jeff Busch - Latin Percussion (Tumbao)
Paul Rucker - cello
Carpenter''s Dissonant Roots Music evolved from blues, jazz, rock, R&B, Latin and folk traditions.
She plays a finger-style guitar on an electric hollow-body Alvarez with a sound marked by the use of dissonant chords, complex rhythms, lyrics that straddle the comic-melancholic zone and sung in a rich, wide-ranging alto.
Audiences have compared her to Nora Jones, Sam Phillips, Joni Mitchell, Nellie McCay, Dayna Kurtz, Beth Orton, Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Aimee Mann and Michelle Shocked.
In process to record her 3rd CD, "Flirting" (working title) in 2005 (both originals & standards)
Cosmo Street - 1 track, "Guadalupe" a duet with Victor Janusz © 2004
Emergency Love - a 14 track CD on Blueweed Records © 2003
First, Last, Deposit - a compilation CD for the non-profit org. Noel House © 2003
The Blueweed Songs - a 14 track CD on Blue Girl Records © 2001
Elizabeth Carpenter - a 5 track EP © 1998
Some of her Seattle performance venues are:
The Tractor Tavern
Experience Music Project * Liquid Lounge
Seattle Art Museum - After Hours Series
Nordstrom''s, Downtown Seattle Nov. 26th, ''04 with Victor Janusz - CD release of "Cosmo Street"
Northwest Folk Life Festival [2001, 2002, 2004]
Thumper''s Oak Room Cabaret
Pellini, Madison-Renaissance Hotel
3rd Place Books
Seattle Academy of Fine Art Benefit
Gilda''s Club Benefit
Greater Seattle Business Association Benefit
Cascades Conservation Partnership& NW Ecosystem Alliance Benefit
Eva''s Wine Bar & Restaurant
Panamonica''s - Tacoma
Artist Trust Art Auction
Alexa''s Cafe - Bothell
The Bait House
Hop Vine Pub
Mr. Spot''s Chai House
Columbia City BeatWalk
Sit & Spin
Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival 2002 (Three by One & One by Three: wrote/performed 5 theatre songs for Union Actors @ Work)
*Appeared on KUOW''s "The Beat" on Nov. 5th, 2003, live performance & interview
*Appeared on KBCS''s "Lunch with Folks" on Oct. 23rd, 2003, live performance & interview
Channel 29 (Public Access, Seattle) The Swoop Show, Nov.19th, 2003 @ 8:00 PM
Channel 29 (Public Access, Seattle) Club Diversity, July 13th, 2004 @ 6:00 pm with Victor Janusz.
Seattle Public Library - 2 songs for the 2002 Annual Staff Day and for the closing ceremony of the old Central Branch in 2001.
Union Actors @ Work - for the Seattle Fringe Theatre Festival 2002 (Three by One & One by Three: wrote/performed 5 theatre songs)
Has split gigs with:
Paul Rucker Ensemble
Todd Werny (of Diamond Fist Werny)
A member of Persephone''s Circle for 4 years (a women''s songwriting/performing collective started by Willow, includes:
Aiko Shimada, JR, Mary Lydia Ryan, Katya Chorover, Jill Cohen,Tiger Zane