Imagine a kitchen party where Mother Maybelle Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Mississippi John Hurt, Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Patsy Cline show up, and you begin to get a sense of what it feels like inside songwriter Eve Goldberg's head. Never one to restrict herself to one genre of music, Eve has performed her trademark mixture of folk, blues, country, bluegrass, old time, and jazz in venues ranging from small house concerts to the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Eve was born in the Boston area but has called Toronto, Ontario home since 1981. As a child, she was dragged to folk concerts featuring performers like Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, Arlo Guthrie, the Watersons, and countless others. Eventually it took hold, and as a teenager she began to devour all kinds of contemporary and traditional roots music. She began performing in 1990, and hasn't looked back since. Along the way she's earned the respect of legendary musicians like Peggy Seeger, Geoff Muldaur, and Penny Lang.
Eve's watercolour voice and solid guitar style have become a favourite at festivals, folk clubs, and concert series across Canada and the US. Her performances are intimate and relaxed, moving effortlessly from folk classics to original gems, all wrapped up in her clear, pure voice and dynamic guitar playing. And with an equal passion for the craft of songwriting and the art of interpretation, Eve blends new and old influences into a seamless whole. She has released three albums to widespread acclaim -- 1998's "Ever Brightening Day" released on her own Sweet Patootie Music label, 2003's "Crossing the Water," and 2006's "A Kinder Season," both released by The Borealis Recording Company. Her instrumental tune "Watermelon Sorbet" was used for years as the opening theme for the popular CBC national radio show "Richardson's Roundup."
Her most recent CD "A Kinder Season" was released in September 2006 on Borealis Records. Recorded in the months following her mother's death, the album is a remarkable testament to the joy and hope that lurks somewhere beyond the heartache, and the sweetness that can be found even in the bitterest seasons of life. Produced by Ken Whiteley, "A Kinder Season" features twelve originals that firmly establish Eve as a compelling and thoughtful writer whose songs draw honey from the rock of human experience. As legendary blues musician Geoff Muldaur put it, "As far as I'm concerned, Eve Goldberg is on the verge of riches. Big name folks would want to get hold of this stuff!"
Eve's latest project is "The Streets of Burma," a song inspired by the peaceful protests of monks and nuns in Burma in September 2007. Amnesty International Canada is using the song as part of its campaign to free U Gambira, one of the monks arrested following the protests. Visitors to www.amnesty.ca/streetsofburma/ can listen to a preview of the song, find out more about the situation in Burma, sign an e-postcard to help free U Gambira, and if they want, download the song in exchange for a donation to Amnesty International Canada.