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)
2.7.14 - The Gatorbone Band The Gatorbone Band returns to The Thomas Center! We're delighted to be a part of this show produced by Joseph Saccocci. 6:30 doors open, show at 7:30 pm. $15.00 at the door.
2.8.14 - Creekside Dinery * This gig was changed from 2.2.14 due to the Superbowl. The Driftwoods will return to "the home of The Driftwoods" the first and third Sunday of every month. Mark your calendars and thanks for your support!
2.16.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods back at Creekside Dinery, their St. Augustine home. Music starts at 5:30 pm.
2.20.14 - Topsail Hill State Park Hey! We're delighted to be a part of this fine concert series hosted by the McKinney's of Lucky Mud Florida folk fame! Hope you can attend and please help us spread the word to folks in the area! Santa Rosa, Fla.
2.23.14 - Americana Cafe at Roberts Hall A continuation of Thursday's concert series in Santa Rosa, Fla. Show will be at Roberts Hall, Lynn Haven, Fla.
2.28.14 - The Reef Lon and I, along with fingerstyle guitar wizard Rick Kuncicky, will be appearing at The Reef, St. Augustine, Fla. Music starts at 6:30 pm.
3.2.14 - Creekside Dinery The Gatorbone Trio returns to Creekside 160 Nix Boat Yard Rd., St. Augustine (904) 829-6113
3.13.14 - The Tasting Room Jim Quine and Lis Williamson make their debut at The Tasting Room, Cuna St., St. Augustine. Save the Date!
3.15.14 - The Ides of March House Concert! Lon and I are tickled to be hosting Belmont & Jones, our favorite blues band. Times TBA. Twill be held here at Gatorbone.
3.16.14 - Creekside Dinery The Gatorbone Trio returns to Creekside Dinery with special guest fiddler, Christian Ward. Music starts at 5:30 pm.
3.20.14 - The Corner Bar Jim Quine and Lis Williamson make their debut at The Corner Bar, next to Gypsy Cab, St. Augustine 6:30 - 9:30 pm No TV's!!
3.28.14 - The Reef Lon and I, along with fingerstyle guitar wiz, Rick Kuncicky return to The Reef on Vilano Beach. Music starts at 6:30 pm.
3.29.14 - Private Engagement The Gatorbone Band. Keep us in mind for all your special event needs.
4.5.14 - Lightnin' Salvage The Tuck Tucker Trio! Lon and I get to pick and sing with our pal, Tuck. Music starts at 6:00 pm. Gainesville, Fla.
4.6.14 - Creekside Dinery Eric returns from his travels and The Driftwoods are back!! Music starts at 5:30 pm.
4.12.14 - Mamajowali & Rachel Carrick! Lon and I are delighted to be hosting Mamajowali and Rachel Carrick at The Monticello Opera House. www.monticellooperahouse.com for tickets.
4.20.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods. Easter Sunday. Please come! 5:30 pm. music start time.
5.4.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods at Creekside. Music starts at 5:30 pm.
5.9-10.14 - Southern Music Rising One of our favorite festivals held in beautiful downtown Monticello, Fla. www.southernmusicrising.com
5.18.14 - Creekside Dinery The Driftwoods at Creekside. Music starts at 5:30 pm.
5.24.14 - The Mockingbird Cafe Yay! Back at the Mockingbird Cafe, Tallahassee, Fla. Music starts at 7:00 pm.