Eliza Rickman

Europe Tour - Spring 2015

I am ecstatic to announce my first ever European tour! A whirlwind romance it shall be, and we will be swept up in it very soon. Please come, bring your friends, and spread the word.

For venues and more info, check the "tour" section of this site.

 

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Stacy Hoover's "Wonderland" in New Orleans & The "Lark of My Heart" Music Video

I've had the privilege of staying at my friend Stacy Hoover's stunning antebellum home in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans for the past few weeks. This is the same place where I performed in a majestic crepe myrtle tree last fall.

 

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Every nook and cranny of this place holds some beautiful, unusual, antiquated treat for the senses. She calls it "Wonderland", and with good reason. For more pictures, check out my instagram.

The primary reason for this visit is to work on a music video for everyone's new favorite song of mine, "Lark of my Heart". It will be directed and feature work by incredible New Orleans based artists- most prominently Pandora Gastelum: my very first New Orleans acquaintance, a longtime dear friend, and the incredible puppeteer who made a marionette in my image last year. We shot a kitchen scene the other night with manipulated singing teapots and a ceiling-high wooden ladder, and I laughed when I saw the footage. It reminded me of a certain something.

The video will be released later this year. Excited to share this work and amazing local community with you!

 

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February Tour! Arizona, New Mexico, OKC & Texas

I am thrilled to announce that I'll be passing through the southwest next month- that's SOON! Please come say hello, bring your friends, and spread the word. It's been a while since I've hit some of these cities; not so much for others (can't wait to see you again, Night Vale fans!). I love that there is a different style of Mexican food in all of these cities- which I will happily accept in exchange for new songs, new stories, laughs and hugs. Check the "tour" section of this site for more details.

 

Feb 5 - PHOENIX, AZ - Trunk Space
Feb 6 - TEMPE, AZ - New School for the Arts & Academics (students only)
Feb 7 - TUCSON, AZ - The Shala
Feb 9 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Cherry Hills Library (noon lunchtime concert)
Feb 9 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The Cooperage (w/ Lily & Madeleine)
Feb 11 - OKC, OK - The Istvan Gallery
Feb 12 - AUSTIN, TX - The Sekrit Theatre
Feb 13 - HOUSTON, TX - 8th Dimension Comics

 

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Happy New Year! News, a New Song, and Comics For Ewe.

Greetings from Seattle, where I'm working on tracking some songs with Jason Webley. The "Margaret" album release tour last month was such a blast. For those of you who missed it, there are some videos on my Youtube channel of me singing "Lark of My Heart" with an incredible band, as well as the a cappella stunner "Maker of My Sorrow".

I also got the year started off with a bang - Jason challenged me to write as many songs as I could in one day, and on top of that, one of them preferably on a ukulele (an instrument I'd never played). I wrote two, and they are beautiful. Bound to be highlights on the upcoming album. Here's a video of me playing my brand new ukelele waltz, "Waiting Around Again".

And finally, just in time for New Year's Day 2015, the magnificent Dame Darcy sent me her three page comic illustration of one of my stories. About the time I had a rash all over my face and thought I was allergic to Texas, among other shenanigans. These are fantastic, and I'm looking forward to making more with her throughout the year. Enjoy!

Big Love,

eliza

 

 

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'Margaret' Album Release & Tour with Jason Webley

I'm sitting at my laptop tackling the endless sea of business emails I always have to tend to, listening to my two new songs for "Margaret"- Jason Webley's wonderful, inspired collaborative project to be released on 12/12. I love these songs so much that anyone who walks by my room these past couple of days would assume I'm a total narcissist and just want to hear myself on repeat. He did an incredible job fleshing out my two little babies. I'm excited for this upcoming tour. I'm excited for this album. And I'm very excited for what's to come in 2015.

Here are our tour stops, including links to the venue sites for tickets. Wheeee!!!

12/12 - SEATTLE, WA -- The Moore Theatre
12/18 - PORTLAND, OR -- Wonder Ballroom
12/19 - EUGENE, OR -- Wow Hall
12/20 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The Castro Theatre
12/21 - LOS ANGELES, CA -- The Bootleg Theatre

 

Some photos from the first "Margaret" show back in April 2014 - all taken by Lou Daprile.

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