Originally from the very northern tip of the Mitten, Elizabeth Landry, previously known as E Minor is now based in Traverse City Michigan. Elizabeth was born into a family heavily influenced by music and arts.
At 19 Elizabeth traveled across the country to Oregon where she earned part of her living as a street performer while traveling along the coast of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Eventually ending up back home to reside in Leelanau County, basing her music out of Traverse City MI. In 2011 Elizabeth and some friends formed a band called The Naughty Neighbors (2011-2013). The band had a fast and short lived success. Playing sold out concerts, festivals and opening for well known bands including Rusted Root.
At the beginning of 2013 Elizabeth and her band mates decided to work on separate projects. From there Elizabeth began to write her first self titled album. Caul Bluhm who played bass in The Naughty Neighbors, joined Elizabeth touring as a duo playing original music going by her stage name E Minor. A nickname given to her by her bass player. By the summer of 2013 Elizabeth released her debut album by her stage name titled Dust Out Of Sand, nominated for 3 Jammie awards in Michigan (2014).
In 2014 Elizabeth joined band, Girls With Guitars. An all star female group featuring Savannah Buist & Katie Larson (The Accidentals), Mirriam Pico, Melissa Lee, and Blake Elliott. The band toured various states singing and collaborating on each others original music. After a short tour and many heartfelt performances the ladies found they were to busy with their own projects to sustain the group. Although they no longer tour as “Girls With Guitars” its is not hard to find them collaborating on each others stages and albums.
Although Elizabeth is well known in many parts of the Mitten, her music is well traveled. Touring nationally and playing many well known theaters, breweries, festivals and venues. Elizabeth can be seen playing with her trio including Caul Bluhm and well known steel guitarist Joe Wilson (Joe Wilson Trio, Steppin’ in It). With a 2018 album release under her full name Elizabeth Landry. Produced by bandmate Joe Wilson and recorded at The Holy Wah Studio in Maple City, MI. Whether she is playing solo or with the band, many are sure to get lost in Elizabeth’s sweet, smoky melodies, and storytelling lyrics.
Elizabeth Landry’s New Album The River is out now!
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Elizabeth Landry’s Debut Album Dust Out of Sand
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Keeping the spirit of folk music alive, E Minor relishes in the supportive Michigan music scene.
John Sinkevics – LocalSpins.com
It can only be a matter of time before Minor starts attracting the attention of major music publications, TV, radio and record labels. “Dust Out Of Sand” is simply too good a record to be ignored, with a surplus of great tracks that should be gracing grown-up, late night radio on both sides of the Atlantic.
Phil S. – Leicester Bangs
E Minor is a minor scale in music based on the note E – and it also happens to be the stage moniker of aspiring local singer/songwriter Elizabeth Minor, who’s been causing a buzz around Traverse City with her “smoky folk” melodies. She’s obviously got enough happening musically to fund that album and keep her fan base continually growing.
Kristi Kates – The Northern Express
Very seldom do I find a song that is powerful enough to force me to slow down, take a breath and drift into a state of sincere self-reflection. For me, E Minor’s Beautiful Dungeon shot a haunting message of conviction strait into my soul.
2014 CHICAGO TOUR SPONSORS:
Lisa Psanka of The Snowbird Inn