note: this artist formerly known as Elizabeth Carthew
My Journal.. 10/6/16
There are others, like me, for whom music is so much more than just a soundtrack for some sexy video that's everywhere for three weeks. Music was my drug growing up - it's heartening to find others who want to listen or even make music this other way - actually it saves my sanity. I feel like an alien most of the time. But it's heartening to know we are still here and all the noise, scrolling and celebrity gossip (I like celebrity gossip but you know what I mean ) can't stop us finding each other, one by one. - Elizabeth
'Blessed with a lovely clear voice, Geyer delivers her intensely beautiful songs on The Bridge like the very best female colleagues from the past.. simply beautiful singing. Songs and lyrics are ongoing very impressive.. The Bridge is such a gorgeous, emotional thorough album that will last a lifetime.' - Pieter Wijnstekers HEAVEN MUSIC MAGAZINE NETHERLANDS
Introducing.. THE BRIDGE
"Certain music, songs whenever I hear them, take me to a safe, blissful, timeless place and have seen me through the hardest times in my life. I waited seven years to record again, it had to feel ‘right’. That moment finally came late one night, a few seconds into my first listen of an album that had arrived from America, Paul Adams’The Land Where I Come From. What a wondrous creation! I was hooked straight away by its unique beauty and wondered about talking Paul into joining creative forces.
A few months later I was on a plane from Australia to Peoria in America’s mid west, to a whole new world of corn fields, snowstorms, jazz gigs and bottomless coffee.
I’ve yet to make an album quickly and easily and this is no exception! It has also been one of the richest most magical adventures of my life. Above all I thank Paul for making this album a reality ; for your music, patience, faith, generosity and friendship. Thankyou to my family for your love and support; to friends both past and present who’ve shared my musical journey - particularly Grant Thomas - also Nic Cecire, John Hanlon, Tony King, Dave Hoffman, John Morrison, Bill Risby and anyone who has supported my music in any way over the years.
My dream was always to make music that might touch others like it touched me. The Bridge has been a long journey, a whole series of leaps of faith, starting with me getting on a plane in Australia for Peoria, Illinois in Winter, 2013. I'm so happy to share these 13 new songs with you. Last but not least, thank YOU for listening! Life is not easy but it is full of great beauty. My hope is that these songs capture that." Elizabeth
'If it was me I'd make it a law that everyone on the earth should hear that song (The Bridge). Absolutely beautiful. Awesome lyrics and the girl is sooooo musical.'
BILL CHAMPLIN ( CHICAGO, THE SONS)
"Elizabeth Geyer's music is heartfelt, soulful and beautiful. She's equally proficient on the piano and the flugelhorn, both of which she utilizes to enhance her deep, clear voice. As a singer/songwriter she is equal to the best. Her music is as honest as it gets."
DAVID HOFFMAN - long term arranger/trumpet soloist with Ray Charles
with Gary Holgate (bass) Nic Cecire (drums) Bill Risby (piano)