EVA

EVA - Featuring breathtaking voices with roots in Australia, Ireland, the UK & the USA, EVA performs a seamless mix of traditional and contemporary original folk music. Kath Buckell, Liz Simmons and Nicole Zuraitis lend their three distinct voices to songs that meld worldly sensibilities with time-honored musical traditions. EVA's powerful three-part vocal harmonies are bedded on the textured landscape of guitar, piano, and percussion.

EVA has been touring with legendary singer/songwriters Livingston Taylor (brother to James Taylor and top 40 hit-maker), Tom Chapin ( 3 x Grammy winner and brother to Harry Chapin 'Cat's In The Cradle') and the iconic singer/songwriter MELANIE, who catapulted to fame at Woodstock '69 festival, and who has sold over 80 million records worldwide with hits such as 'Brand New Key', 'Lay Down Candles In The Rain' and 'Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma'.

 

Kath Buckell is an Australian singer/songwriter, guitarist and percussionist based in New York City. She has been regarded as one of the "strongest singer-songwriters heard in years" by the New York Gazette, and has been in the top 40 charts in both Roots/Americana and AAA radio stations across America. She has won an honorable mention award for the Mid Atlantic Song Contest for her song 'Orphaned By The Colour Of My Skin'. She has worked with notable producer Jaroslav Jakubovic (Bette Midler, Paul Simon, Carly Simon) and recorded with Bette Midler's very own Harlette and Darlene Love's (Sixty Feet From Stardom) long time backing vocalist the divine Ula Hedwig, with whom she sang in duet on a rendition of her song Bird Of Mine.

 

Nicole Zuraitis is a Brooklyn-based vocalist, songwriter and pianist. She has been praised by the Hartford Courant as having "an emotive voice with seductive warmth", and Jazz Inside Magazine says her voice is "hard to ignore... remarkable range... you can't help but stop and take notice. " Recent accolades include the 2015 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in which she was one of the top five finalists, the 2015 Johnny Mercer and People's Choice Award in the National American Traditions Competition, the 2014 Herb Alpert ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award and the 2013 Songdoor International Songwriting Award. 

 

Liz Simmons grew up listening to her mother sing traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America, as well as the New Orleans brass music her father plays. Since then, she has developed a vocal and guitar style that draws from her musical history in folk, roots and ballad traditions as well as the sounds of contemporary folk music, and she has also become a respected songwriter– her original melody for the traditional song "False Sir John" reached #1 on the international folk DJ charts. Liz is known for her work with Annalivia, the John Whelan Band, and Long Time Courting. Her singing is featured in the film "Time and Charges" (2013), written and directed by Grammy and Emmy award winner Ernest Thompson. 
"A honey voiced singer... Simmons sings with winsome ease and genuine feeling." 
–Dirty Linen Magazine