Elizabeth Riley Band

Ottawa-based Elizabeth Riley Band has a raw, contagious sound, with original songs and interpretations inspired by bluegrass, folk classics, and alt/traditional country music. Wielding banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, stand-up snare and percussion, Jen Gilbert, Patricia Reynolds, Sarah Ryan and Carmel Whittle write and play songs infused with women’s lived experience and speak out about personal, social and political realities. Recently Elizabeth Riley Band played at the 2015 Gil’s Hootenanny, and Westfest, 2015. They have recently released their first CD, Felt through the bone.