Trained as a classical violinist, Eliza Blue grew up listening to folk and blues on her Fisher-Price record player, but had little vocal instruction. She took up the fiddle after falling in love with old time-y music and soon began writing songs of her own. Guitar came next, and then mandolin and banjo. Her music regularly draws comparisons to Gillian Welch, for it’s homage to Appalachian roots, but the quality and timbre of her voice call to mind some of the great jazz vocalists.
Eliza has shared the stage with: Billy Bragg, The Watson Twins, Kelly Jo Phelps, Fiona McBain of Ollabelle, Anje Duvekot, and Natalia Zukerman. In addition, she fiddles and sings with several Minneapolis based groups.