With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of folk, American old-time, original and contemporary songs that span over a century of music.
Previously performing with the successful old-time band ‘Appaloosas’, Eliza has been seen in folk clubs, festivals and music venues all over the South West including appearances on BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio Cornwall. She has also recorded two albums with Appaloosas, entitled 'Appaloosas' and 'Sassafras Tea', as the lead vocalist and guitarist.
Eliza now sings and plays guitar alongside her father Peter Acty - Accomplished American-style clawhammer and frailing banjo player, he's also a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist. A long musical career has seen Pete working with many notable musicians.
In mid 2017 Eliza finished recording her debut EP 'Enough Time'. This exciting EP features the original title track along with four traditional tracks. 'Enough Time' has been fantastically well received by media and audiences alike in Eliza's home county of Devon, where intangible roots of the American soul in music about jobs, hardship, loss and the road are still keenly felt.
"She has the perfect Americana voice" - Kenn Clarke, Folk in the Mearns (Mearns FM, Stonehaven, Scotland)
“Really beautiful dreamy vocals” - Kate Graham. (Devon Round Table, BBC introducing in Devon.)