Since Tania Elizabeth has been performing with The Avett Brothers recently, I thought I would make a post showing her musical talents for anyone that might not know who she is.
She is an eclectic fiddle player and was a member of The Duhks from 2002-2010, 2013 - present. She was temporarily replaced by Casey Driessen. At the beginning of 2013, The Duhks announced they are working on a new album (with original members Tania Elizabeth and Jessee Havey) , and would release an EP throughout the summer and an album in Autumn. At this time, neither have been released.
As a huge fan of The Duhks I am ecstatic to see her playing with them. I hope it continues (not forever because I want the new album from The Duhks) and look forward to more appearances with her, or at least finding more videos online if that time is over.
“It’s a bizarre relationship that you have with your songs,” Seth says. “You write a heartbreaking song, it was a terrible time, you really hit that moment, you just really encapsulated that really lonely feeling, or whatever. And then maybe it’s two years later and things have changed, and you’ve got a lot of joy in your life. And then you get onstage and you play this really sad song and you’re just not that person. That’s a weird thing because, in effect, you have somehow put yourself logistically into a situation where you have torn one page out of 150 of your journal from 2002 and shared it, and so now you just keep sharing that one page of your journal over and over and over again.”—
Paul Defiglia of The Avett Brothers also has a band called Bird Dog; they have 2 EPs that you can download for FREE and one more for purchase but you can name your price! Here’s the link: http://birddog.bandcamp.com/album/cabin-ep
Seriously, check them out! I have listened to the 2 EPs so far and I think it’s VERY well done. The songs are catchy and melodically creative and interesting. I think it has something for everyone!