Imagine a kitchen party
where Mother Maybelle Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Mississippi John Hurt,
Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Patsy Cline show up, and you
begin to get a sense of what it feels like inside songwriter Eve
Goldberg's head. Never one to restrict herself to one genre of music,
Eve has performed her trademark mixture of folk, blues, country,
bluegrass, old time, and jazz in venues ranging from small house
concerts to the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Eve was born in the Boston area
but has called
Toronto, Ontario home since 1981. As a child, she was dragged to folk
concerts featuring performers like Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, Arlo
Guthrie, the Watersons, and countless others. Eventually it took hold,
and as a teenager she began to devour all kinds of contemporary and
traditional roots music. She began performing in 1990, and hasn't
looked back since. Along the way she's earned the respect of legendary
musicians like Peggy Seeger, Geoff Muldaur, and Penny Lang.
Eve's watercolour voice and solid guitar style
become favourites at festivals, folk clubs, and concert series across
Canada and the US. Her performances are intimate and relaxed, moving
effortlessly from folk classics to original gems, all wrapped up in her
clear, pure voice and dynamic guitar playing. And with an equal passion
for the craft of songwriting and the art of interpretation, Eve blends
new and old influences into a seamless whole. She has released three
albums to widespread acclaim -- 1998's "Ever Brightening Day" released
on her own Sweet Patootie Music label, 2003's "Crossing the Water," and
2006's "A Kinder Season," both released by The Borealis Recording
Company. Her instrumental tune "Watermelon Sorbet" was used for years
as the opening theme for the popular CBC national radio show
Her most recent CD "A Kinder Season"
was released in
September 2006 on Borealis Records. Recorded in the months following
her mother's death, the album is a remarkable testament to the joy and
hope that lurks somewhere beyond the heartache, and the sweetness that
can be found even in the bitterest seasons of life. Produced by Ken
Whiteley, "A Kinder Season" features twelve originals that firmly
establish Eve as a compelling and thoughtful writer whose songs draw
honey from the rock of human experience. As legendary blues musician
Geoff Muldaur put it, "As far as I'm concerned, Eve Goldberg is on the
verge of riches. Big name folks would want to get hold of this stuff!"
Eve's latest project is "The Streets of Burma,"
inspired by the peaceful protests of monks and nuns in Burma in
September 2007. Amnesty International Canada is using the song as part
of its campaign to free U Gambira, one of the monks arrested following
the protests. Visitors to www.amnesty.ca/streetsofburma/ can listen to
a preview of the song, find out more about the situation in Burma, sign
an e-postcard to help free U Gambira, and if they want, download the
song in exchange for a donation to Amnesty International Canada.