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)
5.3.13 - The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival The Driftwoods will be appearing on Friday evening, opening night of the festival. Hope you can be a part of this very St. Augustine celebration of our hero, Gamble Rogers. www.gamblerogersfest.com for tickets and info.
5.4.13 - Private Engagement Please keep in mind we are always available for your special celebrations in our many incarnations. Thanks folks!
5.11.13 - The Sandhill Stage We are so pleased to be a part of the Elaine Mahon CD release party for her recording, "Rise". www.elainemahonmusic.com for more information, email@example.com for tickets
5.16.13 - Creekside Dinery The Gatorbone Trio returns to Creekside for our monthly concert appearance. Music starts at 5:30 pm.
5.17.13 - The Reef Lon and I always look forward to performing with our pal, Rick Kuncicky, fingerstyle guitar wiz. Music starts at 6:30 pm.
5.18.13 - Among Friends House Concert Lon and I will be appearing at this fine house concert series near Lakeland, Fla. www.amongfriendsmusic.com for more information.
5.19.13 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods return to Creekside Dinery. Music starts at 5:30. Hope you can join us! 160 Nix Boatyard Road, St. Augustine, Fla. (904) 829-6113
5.21.13 - The Mockingbird Cafe Hey! Participating in a live recording with Grant Peeples at The Mockingbird Cafe, Tallahassee, Fla. More info at www.grantpeeples.com 850-222-4956 for your reservation to this special live CD recording show!
5.30.13 - The Plaza Concert Series In the heart of beautiful downtown St. Augustine. A concert we look forward to all year. www.plazaconcerts.com for more info. Show starts at 7:00 pm and runs til 9:00 pm. Please bring a chair and whatever else you need. Always a lovely community event.
5.31.13 - The Mockingbird Cafe Lon and I return to the homeland, Tallahassee, Fla, to one of our favorite gigs. We'll be joined by our very special guests, Bill McGuire, Dick Kraft and Frank Graham. 850-222-4956 for your reservation. Music starts at 7:00 pm. Thanks friends!
6.6.13 - The Plaza Concert Series A special concert in association with Flager College's 125th anniversary. This is the Route 66 concert. Lon and I will be appearing with special guest, Rick Kuncicky. www.plazaconcerts.com for more info. Don't forget to bring a chair or blanket.
6.7.13 - The Peak of Good Living House Concerts The Gatorbone Band in concert in beautiful Apex, NC. Private Show.
6.8.13 - Crabtree House Concerts The Gatorbone Band in concert in stunning Little Switzerland, NC. Private Show.
6.9.13 - Turkey Knob House Concerts Lon and Lis in concert in amazing Sparta, NC. Details forthcoming!
6.14.13 - The Reef Another fun trio gig with our pal, Rick Kuncicky. Music starts at 6:30 pm. Happy Hour. Free Food. Note to self.
6.22.13 - Tribute to Bob Patterson Now this ought to be a humdinger. Please join us to celebrate the extraordinary life of this multi-talented fellow. Gatorbone Records artist, Bob Patterson is a renaissance man. Singer, Songwriter, Photographer, Celebrated Author, Storyteller, Art Director and one hell of a gardener. There's more. Come find out on this "save the date" affair. Details forthcoming. Produced by Joseph Saccocci.
6.23.13 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods return to Creekside Dinery for their monthly concert appearance. Always a good time. Music starts at 5:30 pm. Rain or shine.
6.27.13 - Creekside Dinery The Gatorbone Trio returns for the monthly concert at Creekside. Music starts at 5:30. Hope you can be with us.
7.4.13 - Sopchoppy Fourth of July Festival Oh Lon and I are sure looking forward to this special day in beautiful downtown Sopchoppy. Concerts all during the day... A From The Heart Studios production.
7.5.13 - Songwriters in the Round Lon and I will be performing original tunes with several other songwriters in the round. Another fine From The Heart Studios production. Details forthcoming!
7.26.13 - The Mockingbird Cafe Here comes a good one. Special show with Rick Kuncicky, Bill McGuire, Dick Kraft and Frank Graham. Music starts at 7:00.
7.27.13 - The Sopchoppy Opry We are cranked up about this as well. Lon and I will be joined by our friend, Rick Kuncicky, fingerstyle wizard. Please save the date and stay tuned for upcoming details.
8.23.13 - The Mockingbird Cafe Yippee! Back at the Mockingbird. We always walk out of here on a cloud. Call 850-222-4956 for a reservation. 1225 N. Monroe, Tallahassee, Fla.
8.24.13 - Live From The Heart Radio Hour at The Monticello Opera House Looking forward to this show working with our pals from Sopchoppy, Florida, Rick and Nell Ott of From The Heart Studios
9.28.13 - The Riverside Arts Market Lon and I always enjoy this show and art fair under the great bridge in Jacksonville. Fun for the whole family. www.riversideartsmarket.com for more information. VIP Productions Jax.
10.5.13 - Private Engagement The Driftwoods. Keep us in mind for YOUR private engagement. Thanks folks!
10.18.13 - John C. Campbell Folk School Lon and I have been invited to do a show here this fall. We were delighted. It is an amazing place. Please visit their website to find out the many reasons why. :) www.folkschool.org Brasstown, NC
11.7.13 - Radio Live!! We were so happy when we got the news that this fine radio show was returning to the air. A lovely production and we are delighted to be back. Thanks Pat! A WUWF production, Pensacola, Fla.
11.16.13 - Sweethearts and Songs Okay. Color me tickled pink. Lon and I along with our pals, Susan Brown and Jamie DeFrates share an evening of songs and frivolity. $10.00 8:00 pm. Reservation info tba.
11.23.13 - Gatorbone Records Presents...A special concert in our Monticello Opera House Concert Series. Featured performers include Teresa Jimenez. We're sure happy about that. Details forthcoming!