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)
5.23 and 24.15 - 63rd Annual Florida Folk Festival So happy to be returning to this festival of festivals after many years. Please join the Driftwoods in the early evening (6:45) on the mainstage and Sunday afternoon (4:30) on the Heritage Stage. www.floridastateparks.org
5.27.15 - The Corner Bar Please stop by for this regular "almost every Wednesday" show. Gabe Valla will be filling in for Jim Quine this week. Music starts at 6:30 pm. (Next to Gypsy Cab Co. in St. Augustine)
5.28.15 - Plaza Concert Series Opener! Oh ya! We love being a part of this concert series in beautiful downtown St. Augustine! Concert starts at 7:00 pm. Bring a chair or blanket to the gazebo and kick back to enjoy a little free concert by THe Driftwoods.
5.29.15 - Farm to Family Fanstastic three day festival has returned and we could not be happier to be a part of it. Lon and I will be performing with the one and only Jason Thomas around 5:00 pm on Friday, May 29th, but find out all the details for the weekend at www.farmtofamilymusic.com
5.30.15 - Riverside Arts Market Yay! A really fun show that goes on almost year round now I think! Lon and I will be returning on Saturday, May 30th at 1:00 pm. We'll be joined by Jason Thomas on fiddle and mando!
5.31.15 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods return to Creekside Dinery. Music starts at 5:30 and our special guest will be Jason Thomas! 160 Nix Boatyard Rd, St. Augustine.
6.1.15 - Private Engagement A private event. Please keep us in mind for YOUR special events!
6.3.15 - The Corner Bar Back to our regularly scheduled program with Jim Quine at the ole Corner Bar (next to Gypsy Cab Co. in St. Augustine). Music starts at 6:30 pm.
6.7.15 - The Cummer Museum Delighted to be a part of this musical tribute to the legacy of Ninah Cummer. CD Release for the recording of "A Vision Awakening". Program starts at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. Please join us!
6.10.15 - The Corner Bar Yep, playing some tunes of yesteryore as well as some new ones with Mr. Quine. Music starts at 6:30 (next to Gypsy Cab Co. in St. Augustine.)
6.13.15 - Little Switzerland! So pleased to be returning to this lovely house concert series in beautiful Little Switzerland, NC. Tim Higgins will be our very special guest on fiddle and mandolin! Details and reservtion information forthcoming.
6.20.15 - Lakeside Inn What a fun time this will be! Beautiful Mt. Dora, The Lakeside Inn. A sublime setting for this concert series of which are so happy to be a part. Details forthcoming!
6.21.15 - Creekside Dinery Hey you patio daddyos! Please join us to celebrate Father's Day at Creekside Dinery. We hope to be releasing our new CD, Down South, this day. 160 Nix Boatyard Rd, St. Augustine, Fla. Music starts at 5:30 pm.