Eliza Rickman

December Tour with Jason Webley!

 

By now, many of you have heard of Jason Webley's whimsical project, "Margaret", inspired by a woman whose scrapbook was found in a dumpster. It is a collaborative effort about this woman from Jason's hometown named Margaret Rucker. He hired me (and several of our other fabulous, talented songwriter friends) to write songs based on or inspired by her life and poetry. The Kickstarter is over, but you should watch the video here. It is a deeply moving story, and the campaign was a mega-success. As a result, we will be taking the show on the road this December for a brief west-coast tour around Margaret Rucker's birthday. Check the "tour" section of this site to see if we're coming to you!

I went up to the Seattle area to record my contributions to the "Margaret" album a couple of weeks ago, and since it was my birthday, Jason and I played a sweet little show at a local cafe for our friends. Thank God my pal Sarah brought her camera.


A Much-Needed Update: Tour with "Welcome to Night Vale", Thank You, and Recording!

Summer tour with "Welcome to Night Vale" was incredible! Thanks so much to all of you who came out to the shows and piled on the love- there was so much of it. And I am lucky to have toured with such a delightful group of folks.

While on tour, the campaign for my double-album Kickstarter was up. And holy mother- did you guys deliver! Over $31k- over $9k over the goal- and almost 800 backers. I am moved even thinking about it now. THANK YOU! I am the luckiest girl alive to get to do what I love for a living, and it is an exciting time to be making music independently.

And this means that I've already been in the studio! Doug Jenkins (of the Portland Cello Project) and I worked on round one of the sessions this month in Portland. Taking some time now to write choir and string arrangements before resuming next month.

Below is a selfie taken after getting a bunch of red heart stickers placed on me by fans following a show with "Welcome to Night Vale" in Salt Lake City in July.

So much big love,

eliza

 

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I'm Making Two New Records, and I Need Your Help!

Hi, everybody! I'm about to start working on both a sophomore album, as well as a covers record, with Doug Jenkins of the Portland Cello Project. I am thrilled to finally bring you new material, but because I don't have a record label, I need your help! Thanks for checking out my campaign, please spread the word, and THANK YOU to everyone who has generously pledged so far! I love you and couldn't do this without you!

"Welcome to Night Vale"

I am THRILLED to announce that I am going on tour as the musical guest for "Welcome to Night Vale"! Check the "tour schedule" section to see if we'll be in your city.

I am also featured on episode 45 of the wonderfully nerdtastic podcast "Welcome to Night Vale". You can listen to "A Story About Them" here.


"Welcome to 'Welcome to Night Vale'!"

I am in the throes of a glorious five-night tour with the cast and writers of "Welcome to Night Vale" as their musical guest. Words cannot express how amazing these shows have been, and how blessed I feel to have met these folks and so many of you wonderful fans these past few nights. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for making the middle of my spring tour an unforgettable experience.