Gillian Kirkland Album Launch

This Saturday January 11th I will have the honour of opening for Gillian Kirkland's album release show at Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Sq.). $10 admission.

The Silent I Know

The new album is out today, and I'm having those last-minute, "maybe this actually sucks," jitters. So instead of bragging about how excited I am, I will leave you with some links. Bandcamp, for digital downloads: elizabethbruce.bandcamp.com Upcoming shows (FB events) if you want to buy it in person: ...

Dusty Owl

Last-minute announcement: I will be playing a set at the Dusty Owl reading series on Sunday with poet Allison Armstrong. Details here.

The New Album

The new album is off at the mastering facility! The Silent I Know will be launched at Avant-Garde Bar in Ottawa on November1st. I'll also be in Toronto at the Tranzac on November 2nd and in Montreal at Burritoville on November 9th. So exciting...

Dyke March

I'm proud to announce that I'll be playing a short set at this year's Dyke March at Minto Park on Saturday. If you're on Facebook, here is the event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/492288380857278/?fref=ts

Playing Outdoors

My next show will be in the woods, by the beach, at Kaleidosope Gathering. I love singing outside. There is something almost risky about it. It's that little bit harder to imagine that no one can hear you, that you're singing by yourself in your own little room. As ...

Blanket Fort

I spent the last two mornings recording trumpet and voice overdubs in a home studio. We had the mic set up in a closet with blankets and cushions all around for baffling. It reminded me of being a kid, when I would hide out in blanket forts to escape my ...

Reading About Yourself on the Internet

I realize this is just a part of modern life, not something unique to musicians, but I read about myself on the Avant-Garde Bar site and thought, "Huh, I don't remember writing that bio!" I probably did, mind you, it might have been several years ago. I feel the ...

More Recording

So, almost a year after recording the voice and piano parts, I'm finally doing overdubs! Listening to some rough mixes of my songs with cello accompaniment now. It sounds good. I'm a little worried about being trendy (or worse, having missed the trend) but whatever. Maybe I'll do my NEXT ...

May 8

I have a show coming up at Avant Garde Bar on May 8 with Shawn Donnelly and Gillian Kirkland. I have been corresponding with Gillian for a while now, and we finally met yesterday. What an unassuming, yet well-connected and talented person! It will be nice to reconnect ...

Discount Bin

Since the new album is in the works, I thought I'd offer a discount on the old one. Physical copies will be $12 by mail or $10 in person. BUT! You can now pay as little as $7 by buying a digital copy through Bandcamp. You're welcome. (The new ...

Trumpet

When asked, I will say my main instruments are voice and piano. If pressed, I will add that I play trumpet and recorder - poorly. Yesterday I got my trumpet repaired and played through a few duets (trumpet-playing runs in the family) and remembered how much I love this instrument. ...

Outsider Art

I've been soliciting feedback on my upcoming album, and one of the most interesting responses so far has been from a reader/musician/friend (who can comment if he wants to be named): "I was left with the feeling that your record was a celebration of the Craft and femininity and power ...

Great Ideas from Other Blogs

I don't have any bright ideas today, so I thought I'd share some blog posts that have got me thinking about being a musician. The first is a post by Heather Dale called "The Finishing Room." Long story short: stop dreaming, start doing. No one cares what's in your ...

The Recording Process

I've been thinkg about how the process of recording my second album was different from recording the first. As We Sadden Each Other to Sleep was recorded at a professional studio in the Mile End district of Montreal. I guess I was going for the full hipster experience. This time ...