Ever Brightening Day
'If you enjoy [Cathy] Fink's music, or that of Mary Chapin Carpenter. . . give Goldberg a listen' --Dirty Linen Magazine 'Excellent debut album...she can pick out a nifty instrumental one minute and nail an a capella ballad the next.' -Sing Out! Magazine 'Wow! 'Ever Brightening Day' is one of the best albums I've heard this year!' -Jim Hanmore, Back Porch Music Distribution ---------- EVER BRIGHTENING DAY - THE ALBUM ---------- Eve Goldberg is an exeptional interpreter of contemporary and traditional folk music. Known for her remarkable voice, her solid guitar style, and her superb choice of material, Eve has carved out a name for herself in the folk clubs and festivals across Ontario. 'Ever Brightening Day' features twelve songs from Eve's repertoire which range in style from bluegrass to swing to blues to folk and back. Centred around her voice and guitar, the album features a capella numbers, songs with small string-band backing, and songs with full band accompaniment. Listeners to CBC Radio One will recognize her instrumental tune 'Watermelon Sorbet' as the theme song to the popular national daily show 'Richardson's Roundup.' In addition to her other original songs ('Cold Wind Blowing,' 'Let's Throw a Party for Ourselves,' and 'Waiting for a Train'), Eve has selected songs by some of her favourite songwriters, inlcuding Bessie Smith ('Backwater Blues'), Kate Wolf ('Traveling Day'), Cathy Fink ('Names'), Mississippi John Hurt ('Creole Belle'), John McCutcheon ('Know When to Move'), Jean Ritchie ('Sweet Sorrow in the Wind', 'Cool of the Day'), and Shelley Posen ('Having a Drink with Jane'). Eve is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including Ken Whiteley, Chris Whiteley, Mose Scarlett, Cindy Church, Randy Kempf, Bill Garrett, Rick Whitelaw, Al Cross, Dennis Pendrith, and more. Produced by Bill Garrett, 'Ever Brightening Day' is a warm, inviting album that will leave you wanting more. ---------- EVE GOLDBERG - BIOGRAPHY ---------- Eve Goldberg sings music that feeds the soul. An engaging performer with a warm, relaxed stage presence, Eve's clear, expressive voice will pull you in, whether she's singing a capella or accompanying herself on fingerstyle or flatpicked guitar. Her music is an appealing blend of the many styles that have deeply influenced her, including folk, blues, bluegrass, swing, jazz, old-time, gospel and more. Singing a mixture of her own songs, songs by other writers, and traditional material, she combines a heartfelt respect for the music of earlier times with a love of contemporary folk styles. Perhaps this is why Eve's own songs have been described as indistinguishable from enduring classics. Audiences love the rich musical texture of her performances, as she sings a quiet ballad one minute, picks a guitar instrumental the next, belts out a blues the next, and tops it off with an uplifting a capella chorus. But more than anything, listeners respond to Eve's music because it is about the everyday lives of ordinary people - their joys, hopes, struggles and triumphs. Eve was born in New England, the youngest child in a very musical family. While her mom is a dyed-in-the-wool folkie, her father listened to classical, opera, and jazz music. Her sister tended more towards pop and singer-songwriters, and her brother added some rock and r into the mix. Eve's musical influences include Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Ella Fitzgerald, The Weavers, Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles, and Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band, among others. She began playing the guitar at age eight, and although it is still her main instrument, over the years she has also tried her hand at piano, violin/fiddle, mandolin, double bass, banjo, harmonica, trumpet, and percussion, to varying degrees of success. She also yearns to be an Appalachian clogger, but so far she has only managed to exhibit lots of enthusiasm and not much skill. Besides, it hurts her knees. As a teenager living in Toronto, Eve was particularly drawn to music that carried the social history of ordinary people in North America, which naturally reinforced her love of folk music styles. Her interest in music history eventually led her to undertake a cultural studies degree in university, during which time she spent a memorable summer at the well-known Highlander Center in Tennessee. Eve's performing career began in 1990 and she has since performed at numerous festival and clubs in Canada and the U.S. Her first CD 'Ever Brightening Day' was released in September 1998 and has received enthusiastic reviews and extensive airplay across Canada, the U.S., Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. Regular listeners to CBC Radio One will recognize her instrumental tune 'Watermelon Sorbet' as the opening theme to the popular national daily show 'Richardson's Roundup.' In her non-performing life, Eve maintains an active involvement in the folk music world. She was the founding manager of The Borealis Recording Company - Canada's only national folk music label - a post she held from the labels' launch in 1996 until August of 2001. She is one of the organizers of The Woods Music and Dance Camp, a magical week-long community music retreat for adults. And she is also one of the founders, organizers, and artistic directors of Common Thread: Community Chorus of Toronto, an 80-voice non-audition choir that promotes social justice by singing folk music from around the world. ---------- MORE QUOTES ---------- 'Those who prefer their folk music straight up will not want to miss Eve Goldberg...' --Kitchener-Waterloo Record 'Singing her own songs or creating a sparkling rendition of someone else's classic folk tunes, Goldberg delivers clarity of voice and expert musicianship. She seems at home in any style...a well-done album.' --Victory Review 'Steeped in the traditions of folk singing, Eve's wit and intelligence provide a colourful backdrop for her heartfelt performances of ballads and blues.' --Tim Harrison, Artistic Director, Eaglewood Folk Festival 'Ms. Goldberg pilots a warm and splendid voice that carries you away, and you're glad to take the trip.' --Mose Scarlett, Recording Artist 'Her voice is unspoiled, so warm and rich that it can easily move from jazz to blues; up tempo to crooning, but always magnetic.' --Steve Fruitman, CIUT-FM, Toronto 'Eve Goldberg is an energetic, insightful, and entertaining performer with a quick wit and an engaging style.' --James Keelaghan 'Eve Goldberg's first album...'Ever Brightening Day' is firmly in, and from, the folk tradition ...Bessie Smith's 'Backwater Blues', her own 'Waiting For A Train', inspired by Elizabeth Cotton and [Mississippi John] Hurt's 'Creole Belle' are fine performances...' --Maple Blues (newsletter of the Toronto Blues Society) ''Cold Wind Blowing' is a beautiful and convincing recreation of the spirit of old-time music.' --John Wright, WLUW, Chicago, author of 'Traveling the High Way Home: Ralph Stanley and the World of Traditional Bluegrass Music'