Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast

EP108 - Eliza Carthy - Trad / Prog Singer, Songwriter, Musician… ”Climbing forever trying…”

August 16, 2022

On this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I chat to an incredible folk musician who is celebrating her 30th career anniversary in 2022.
Eliza Carthy MBE is, without doubt, an innovator and leading light of England's folk scene - an amazing solo artist, band member, singer, songwriter and fiddle player.

Eliza rose to prominence in the mid-1990s both as a solo artist and a member of Waterson-Carthy, the group she formed with her parents, folk icons Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy (Martin himself played with Paul on the album True Meanings in 2018).

She has covered Paul Weller's Wild Wood for her LP Angels and Cigarettes, played with him on Studio 150 and with The Imagined Village and has performed live on stage with Paul for a BBC4 session - so plenty of lovely stories to hear on this one.

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