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.
But never a record. Never a "Folks, here's one I wrote myself."
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
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"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..."
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)
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October 11th, 2015
Creekside Dinery with The Driftwoods. Oh, how we love these Creekside evenings! 160 Nix Boatyard Rd., St. Augustine, (904) 829-6113
October 23rd, 2015
Paddle Florida! Lon and I love this gig. Super fun to play for Florida waterway enthusiasts in a beautiful setting. www.paddleflorida.org for more information...
October 24th, 2015
Oceanwise, Fundraising event for Friends of the Guana-Tolomato Estuarian Preserve with Lon and I. Times TBA.
October 28th, 2015
Coffee Talk at The Artisan's Way! So happy to be returning to this sweet gathering. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Lunch at Blue Water Bay afterwards is highly recommended! Beautiful downtown Melrose, Fla.
October 28th, 2015
The Corner Bar with Jim Quine. Yeppers, we're back. Hope you can join us, music starts at 6:30 pm. Full Gypsy Cab Co. menu available for your dining delight!
October 30th, 2015
The Reef with fingerstyle wizard Rick Kuncicky! Music starts at 6:30 on beautiful Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, Fla.
November 1st, 2015
Creekside Dinery with The Driftwoods. Music starts at 5:30 pm. Clocks change this day! Falling back...
November 4th, 2015
The Corner Bar with Jim Quine, singing oldtime duets and songs of yesteryore. Next to Gypsy Cab Co. in St. Augustine. Music starts at 6:30 pm.
November 8th, 2015
The Sunday Sampler in beautiful Dunnellon. The Gatorbone Trio with the one and only Gabe Valla! Starts at 2:30 pm and is held at the lovely Historic Train Depot in beautiful downtown Dunnellon.
November 11th, 2015
Back to the Corner Bar with James Quine. Singing duets of old, some swing, jazz and a generous helping of originals. Music starts at 6:30 pm. (Next to Gypsy Cab in St. Augustine, Fla.)
November 15th, 2015
The Driftwoods return to Creekside Dinery, "home of the Driftwoods". Music starts at 5:30 pm. 160 Nix Boatyard Rd., St. Augustine, Fla. (904) 829-6113
November 25th, 2015
Ze Corner Bar with Jim Quine... singing oldtime duets, swing, jazz and a dose of bluegrass. Join us! 6:30 pm. next to Gypsy Cab in St. Augustine.
December 12th, 2015
The Gatorbone Band makes its debut at MusicLand at the Miccosukee Land Co-op just east of Tallahassee, Fla. Lon and I are so very delighted to return to where our romance began so many years ago. Can't wait! 9623 Miccosukee Rd. Details forthcoming... please save the date!