note: this artist formerly known as Elizabeth Carthew
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
"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)