Elizabeth Wise and All Star Band join us in Studio A

POSTPONED for now.

The rising COVID 19 numbers have led us to hold off for now

Wanting to keep the members of the band as well as our studio crew safe, and the reality that increasing infection numbers make social distancing next to impossible within the studio confines for this show, we have reluctantly decided to postpone the show for now. We hope that we will be able to present this show with Elizabeth and her full band when the pandemic situation becomes more stable and safe for all involved.

We appreciate your understanding of our difficult decision and hope that you will hang in with us as we work through this reality.

In the meantime, we encourage you to visit our In Your Ear…Live YouTube channel to experience our three previous concerts and also the school outreach videos each artist recorded for us.

Stay safe, be smart and we’ll all get through this together.

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About Elizabeth Wise and All Star Band

Guitarist, singer and interpreter of the music we call “the blues,” Elizabeth Wise was born in Virginia and currently calls RVA home. She’s traveled the world inhaling that music wherever she finds herself. Her career now spans more than a decade of performing professionally in bars, clubs, and living rooms as well as on festival stages up and down the East Coast. Listening to, learning from, and living with the music that inspires her and sharing her passion for great songs and good times, you’ll find her in solo settings with an acoustic guitar and in more raucous environs backed by a full band which she’ll have with her for our Studio A performance.

In the words of New York musician Kenny White, she, “Faithfully carries on the traditions of Elizabeth Cotton and Malvina Reynolds (with a dose of Bessie Smith, for good measure). Elizabeth Wise is a vital link who connects us to this fast fading golden era, and breathes new life into it.”

Wise has indeed traveled the world and truly lived in it, from the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and on up the James River to the “Richmondtown” she reflects wistfully on in one of her many original compositions. She’s equally at ease in the juke joints of Memphis and folk clubs of Manhattan to the wilds of New Zealand, where she spent a year communing with her restless muse and spreading her respect for the blues. Her formative years began playing piano and singing church music; later coming of age as a fully formed folk artist steeped in traditions that trace their roots back to Appalachian hills, Kentucky bluegrass, and, of course, the blues of the Delta. As the Memphis Blues Society noted, Wise is “authentic yet refreshingly original,” and “a blueswoman at the dawn of a superb career.”

Joining Elizabeth for our show, playing standards and originals, will be an A-list collection of some of RVA’s best musicians including Toby Whitaker playing trombone, Carlos Chafin on keys and accordion, Rusty Farmer on bass,  Bob Miller on trumpet, Scott Milstead on drums and JC Kuhl rounding out the group on saxophone and clarinet. Elizabeth plans to produce a live album from the evening’s performance so tune in to hear it first!

To get to know her a little better, read more about Elizabeth Wise »