Fine Canadiana. Music from Turtle Island. Americana.
Laura Margita, Gallery 101, Ottawa,ON,CA
" The Elizabeth Riley Band blew me away. First, for their great sound and stage presence and secondly for the strength and power of their feminist message. I also loved the references to the east coast Canadian culture. When they rawked out with the country rock I fell in love! I am looking forward to hearing them play again for longer this time. The last time I saw them they were volunteering for an social justice event that is close to my heart, and for that I thank them for their own social conscious-es. As a band and as people they are a phenomenal force for good and musical meaning and entertainment. "
“They have so much fun on stage” – Missy Burgess, Chrysalis, 2011
Ottawa-based Elizabeth Riley Band has a raw, contagious sound, with original songs and interpretations inspired by bluegrass harmonies, folk classics, and alt and traditional country music.
Wielding banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, djembe, stand-up snare and a porch board, these four singer-songwriters speak out about personal, social and political realities. Their songs are infused with women’s lived experience.
Vocally driven with an electrified edge, Elizabeth Riley Band has captivated audiences at an eclectic range of venues.