Eve Goldberg: Boundless Musical Influences

Anyone lucky enough to see Eve Goldberg perform is captivated not only by her talent and charisma but also by the obvious depth of her musical background and influences.

Gil’s Hootenanny’s 2018 headliner, Eve grew up in the Boston area, where her multi-instrumentalist, activist mom took her to see folk legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Pete Seeger and Doc Watson. Eve acknowledges that as a child, she did not initially appreciate these performers, though they would later have a significant influence on her song writing and performance repertoire.

As Eve’s mom introduced her to an earlier generation of musical legends, Eve’s older sister was introducing her to emerging singer-songwriters such as Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. At the same time, her home echoed with the songs of her brother’s favourites, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seeger.

Eve’s personal musical journey continued in high school when she met Ken Whiteley, who nurtured her appreciation of early blues and African-American music – legends like Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Ida Cox and Alberta Hunter. And, if that wasn’t enough, Eve also fell in love with Motown, soul music, jazz, bluegrass, old time, and country music.

As her musical knowledge and experience deepened, performance became increasingly important in Eve’s life. She has performed in venues ranging from small house concerts to the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Gil’s Hootenanny is delighted that Eve will be sharing her love of sing-along music with Ottawa during this very special community event.

The 2018 Hootenanny will take place on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:30 pm in the Clarke Room at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive. Staffed by UNIFOR members, the RA Centre is accessible, has loads of parking and is well serviced by OC Transpo. Tickets are $10.

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