Masterfully structured, startlingly intimate songs in a beautifully lived in voice
- Boston Globe


2016 Summer Songwriting Workshop

This summer, Eliza  and John Gorka will be hosting her 3rd annual songwriting workshop at her beautiful adobe hacienda, “Casa de Musica,” in the historic village of Arroyo Seco, just north of Taos, New Mexico. This year, they will be joined by Eliza’s son Cisco Ryder and Colorado songwriter Don Richmond…

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Eliza Song in New Leary/Ram Dass Documentary

Eliza’s song “When You Walk On” plays at the end of Gay Dillingham’s mesmerizing documentary “Dying to Know“, about the intertwined stories of Timothy Leary and Ram Dass, as they face death and dying from their own unique perspectives. Robert Redford narrates, all graphic art beautifully hand rendered. Dying...

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Nocturne Diaries Nominated for a 2015 Grammy!

Long nights and even longer workdays went into The Nocturne Diaries. We’re pleased to announce that it has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Folk Album! Eliza dug deep to capture the essence of each song, and was never afraid to tear a recording down and start from scratch when needed. Thanks to all the wonderful...

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Fast Freight Video Now on YouTube

The video features Ray Bonneville, who played harmonica on this and other songs from The Nocturne Diaries. The video was shot in and around Austin and the images from the train perspective were provided by Joe Ray Skrha.

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Eliza covers “Before the Deluge” on tribute to Jackson Browne

“Looking Into You,” the critically acclaimed tribute album to Jackson Browne released last spring, is filled with gems from such luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, and Lyle Lovette. Eliza was excited to contribute, and chose one of her favorite Browne songs, “Before the Deluge” (1974),...

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