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.
But never a record. Never a "Folks, here's one I wrote myself."
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
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"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..."
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)
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Wednesday, March 27th - Jim Quine and Lis Williamson at The Gypsy Cab Corner Bar, St. Augustine. Downbeat at 6:30 pm.
Sunday, March 31st - The Driftwoods at Creekside Dinery, St. Augustine. Music starts at 5:00 pm.
Monday, April 1st - Starlight Monday returns to The Corner Bar with The Starlight Trio! Music starts at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, April 3rd - Jim Quine and Lis Williamson with special guest, Tim Higgins on fiddle and mandolin. Please join us! 6:30 - 9:00 pm.
Sunday, April 7th - The Driftwoods return to Creekside Dinery with special guest Tim Higgins on fiddle and mandolin! Music starts at 5:00 pm.
Tuesday, April 9th - The Driftwoods opening for Amy Helm at The St. Augustine Amphitheater Night Market. Music starts around 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, April 10th - Jim Quine and Lis Williamson at The Gypsy Cab Corner Bar, St. Augustine. 6:30 - 9:00 pm.
Thursday, April 18th - The Gatorbone Trio with special guests Tim Higgins and Scott Anderson at Dog Rose Brewing Company, St. Augustine. 7:00 - 10:00 pm.
Easter Sunday, April 21st - Creekside Dinery with The Driftwoods. Hope you can be there with us. Music starts at 5:00 pm.
Wednesday, April 24th - The Corner Bar Lis's Birthday Bash! Hey y'all, please come help me celebrate another trip around the sun. Your presence is the only gift I dream of. After this, a Corner Bar Wednesday sabbatical for me for a while, but will see you around the old town. Stay tuned for the new Wednesday combo!
Friday, April 26th - Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville. I am delighted to be a part of the Songs of Gratitude program hosted by the one and only Bob McPeek! Songwriters in the round. 8:00 pm. Celebrating life and love. Please join us!
Monday, May 6th - Starlight Monday at The Gypsy Cab Corner Bar! The Starlight Trio starts at 6:30 pm.
Friday - Sunday, May 3rd - 5th - The 24th Annual Gamble Rogers Folk Festival!!
The Gabe Valla Band will be performing on Friday evening. I am doing a ribbon flower workshop in the new Folk School on Saturday at noon! The full schedule can be found at www.gamblerogersfest.org
Sunday, May 5th - Creekside Dinery with The Driftwoods. Music starts at 5:00 pm.
Thursday, May 16th - Dog Rose Brewing Company with The Gatorbone Trio! Music starts at 7:00 pm. We play the Third Thursday of every month. See you there!
Sunday, May 19th - Creekside Dinery with The Driftwoods. Music starts at 5:00 pm.
Thursday, May 23rd - Sunday, May 26th - The Florida Folk Festival!
Yes! So excited to be returning to this mecca of Florida Folk Music. The Gatorbone Band, Friday evening, Lon and Lis on Saturday and Sunday, The Land of Flowers Art Booth by the Heritage Stage and Belltower all weekend!! https://www.floridastateparks.org/FloridaFolkFestival
Thursday, May 30th - The Plaza Concert Series!
- We are very proud to once again kick off the Plaza Concert Series in downtown St. Augustine where every Thursday through Labor Day weekend you will hear music from all corners of the St. Augustine music scene. www.visitstaugustine.com