If you took all the guitar strings Elisabeth Williamson has been through over the years, and set them end to end, they would reach from St. Augustine to San Francisco.
She's thirty-five years "Deep" into a professional career. Over three thousand gigs. A repertoire the size of a small town phone book. Hundreds of music festivals. A player and lead singer in bluegrass bands, country bands, folk trios, madrigals and jazz ensembles. Plugging in at honkytonks, wine bars, churches and barns, gourmet restaurants and rodeos around the country. Singing at funerals and weddings and christenings, anniversaries, fund-raisers and hayrides.
Until now. And she delivers "Deep"
Perhaps there has never been a debut record of originals by any artist who has wood-shedded so long, who has spent this much time honing their craft, selecting their thoughts and words, tuning and crafting and raising the bar.
~ Grant Peeples
"There's no doubt about it, Florida Americana music artist Elisabeth Williamson is enchanting.... lovely, earthy and flawless." ....Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville (Read full review)
"Elisabeth Williamson never loses sight of what matters most"... Darius Rips more
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"Williamson uses whatever melody breathes life into her insightful lyrics, sometimes classic, sometimes unabashedly folky, almost Appalachian, adding up to a style all her own." ... Donna Mavity, NoDepression.com (Read full review)
"Deep is simply a wonderful musical experience...an excellent first recording from one of Florida's premiere folk singers..." Ron Johnson, Fla-Times Union (Read full review)
"Songs from the deepest springs of the human heart. Beautifully sung, beautifully recorded and produced."...Bob Patterson, Artistic Director, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival (Read full review)
"Deep" is a stellar recording"... Randy Judy, co-producer of Suwannee Springfest and MagnoliaFest (Read full review)
"Deep" is a lovely album of hand made music that comes from the heart"... Holly Tashian (Read full review)
If you put this CD in your player you might never take it out! "...James Hawkins, Friends of Florida Folk (Read full review)
9.21.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods once again, in their regular first and third Sunday of the month show. Music starts at 5:30 pm. 160 Nix Boatyard Rd., St. Augustine, Fla. (904) 829-6113
9.24.14 - The Corner Bar Jim Quine and Lis Williamson return to The Corner Bar! 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
9.27.14 - Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club The Gatorbone Band in concert in St. Augustine, The St. Augustine Royal Golf & Country Club, 301 Royal St. Augustine Pkwy. Concert 7:00 pm. Doors open at 5:00 for dinner (a separate charge) Please call (904) 824-0700. Concert Tickets $10.00
10.4.14 - Gamble Rogers Fall Concert Jim Quine and Lis Williamson open this fine concert for the New 76ers of Tallahassee, Florida folk favorites. Tickets $15.00 in advance, $20, day of show. www.gambleerogersfest.org
10.5.14 - Creekside Dinery Perfect time of year for some Driftwoods, seafood, a crackling fire. Hope you can make it! 150 Nix Boatyard Rd., St. Augustine, Fla.
10.8.14 - The Corner Bar Jim Quine and Lis Williamson sing songs of mayhem and murder once again at The Corner Bar. 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
10.10.14 - The John Campbell Folk School Lon and I are tickled pink to be returning to The John Campbell Folk School for a Friday night concert! Brasstown, NC, www.folkschool.org for more information.
10.11.14 - The Weinhaus Looking forward to playing a couple of sets at Asheville's oldest wine establishment! www.weinhaus.com, 86 Patton Ave, Asheville
10.12.14 - Linville Falls Winery Delighted to play here at the beautiful Linville Falls Winery, Linville Fall, NC. Times TBA
10.13.14 - The John Campbell Folk School Lon and I are participating in our first songwriting seminar hosted by The John Campbell Folk School.
10.18.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods return to Creekside, "home of the Driftwoods". Music starts at 5:30 pm.
10.19.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods return to Creekside, "home of the Driftwoods". Music starts at 5:30 pm.
10.22.14 - The Corner Bar Lis Williamson and Jim Quine playing oldtime bluegrass duets, swing and jazz just for you. 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
10.24.14 - The Reef Lon and Lis return to the Reef with the one and only Rick Kuncicky, fingerstyle guitar wizard. 6:30 - 10:00 pm. Vilano Beach, Fla.
10.25.14 - Guana Estuarine Reserve The Driftwoods are proud to play this annual fundraiser for this critical estuarine preserve. Details TBA... Save the date!
10.27.14 - Paddle Florida! Okay. Lon and I are tickled pink to be performing for this fine group of paddling enthusiasts! Lafayette Blue Springs State Park 7 - 9 pm.
10.29.14 - The Corner Bar James Quine and Lis Williamson... back at Ze Corner Bar, next to Gypsy Cab. 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
11.2.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods back at Creekside Dinery... perfect time to enjoy their lovely fireplace and ancient magnolias on the water. Music starts at 5:30 pm. (904) 829-6113
11.5.14 - The Corner Bar James Quine and Lis Williamson return to The Corner Bar with tunes of harrowing heartbreak. Oldtime fun! 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
11.7.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods play a special Friday show at Creekside Dinery... hope you can join us! 5:30 until 9:30 pm.
12.6.14 - The Monticello Opera House The Gatorbone Band returns to The Monticello Opera House! We're delighted. Tickets and more info available at www.monticellooperahouse.com/tickets See you then!