Eliza Hanson knows how to smooth out life’s ups and downs by covering them with melody and charm and inviting us to come enjoy a place of peace and calmness with her. A celebration of everything we love about the singer songwriter genre, with a voice and style reminiscent of Janis Ian and Joan Baez and pleasantly set to a landscape of modern trials and tribulations.
Eliza is best known for being one half of the Milwaukee Modern Folk duo Saint James, a group she formed with her college buddy and singing partner Evan Ditter. With a new EP and video just launched, Saint James has been enjoying acclaimed success around the Milwaukee area playing clubs, coffee houses and festivals including Pridefest 2013.
With Evan currently taking study abroad, Eliza has been trying to find her way in his absence as a solo artist. Fresh with song ideas and bubbling over with enthusiasm, she has been hard at work in 2014 striving to achieve a higher level as an artist. It’s this ambition for betterment which has lead to her early success as a performer, whom, with a steadily growing fan base is just starting a long musical journey which we all can be part of.
Take some time this Pridefest and stop by the MGAC and see Eliza Hanson do her magic. Better yet bring all your friends and meet all the performers and friends on the MGAC stage. You’ll bring some pride home with you, guaranteed.