- Indie Folk
Born and raised in rural Massachusetts and currently living in Brooklyn, NY—via Colorado and then Philadelphia—Eliza Edens weaves together disparate influences of people and place into her work to create mesmerizing sonic tapestries with guitar and voice. With a love for tinkering with alternate tunings à la Nick Drake, a curious harmonic ear from years of childhood classical piano lessons, and an ever-expanding affinity for words and stories, Edens’ songs build a kaleidoscopic world that documents the parallels between hope and heartbreak. The resulting sound is a diverse palette of guitar-based, experimental folk-rock centered around Edens gently cradled voice and brimming at the edges with pockets of sonic whimsy.
After cutting her teeth touring the DIY and folk circuits around the Northeast for the past few years—playing everywhere from West Philly basements to folk mainstay Club Passim—Edens is currently putting the finishing touches on a new sophomore album.
Her debut record Time Away From Time (2020) marked a moment of growth in the life of the budding songwriter and was called “… a mesmerizing 29 minutes of delicate finger picking and poetry in motion” by No Depression. She has been a grantee of Club Passim’s Iguana Fund, a finalist in the renowned Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competition, and has shared stages with The Suitcase Junket, Sunny War, and Sarah Lee Guthrie.