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About

Behind the Music

In the beginning...
March 2020

Dennis Winge, a local Jazz guitar bandleader, and e. started on SOLID and were joined in July by Joey Arcuri on bass and soon after by John Seeley on drums.

Our first song together was Lucinda. Hear it on the EP with two other originals and a cover of Amy Winehouse's version of Valerie.

Where we are now:

With the EP, 5 videos, and some new musical partners, e. is continuing to follow her heart and listen to what's inside.

 
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Elizabeth Stuelke

Singer, Lyricist.

Writing and music, family and friends each informing the other.

 

HOMESICK

September 18, 2021

Arts & Culture

I've been glad to work with Emma Plowe, Senior Arts and Culture Editor of the Cornell Daily Sun on the inaugural Welcome Back Students concert, Homesick, as Open Music Ithaca. The show was held on the Sun Terrace with cooperation from Press Bay Alley, and Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar. We were joined by lots of students, community members, musicians, and listeners!

Bringing together many genres and styles of work from our homegrown SOLID, Cornell student's Rainy Days, and IC bands Elevation 404, and Library of Egress. For 4 hours, Homesick rocked 100 people with original and covered music. Arctic Monkeys, Pink Floyd, Tracy Chapman, and the Dead, and Doug Marsh.



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Suncast

May 2021

Listen! I spoke with Emma Plowe, Senior Arts and Culture editor for the Cornell Daily Sun in the second edition of the Sun podcast, Suncast, about the local music scene and encouraging collaboration between the local musicians and those down from the hills at Cornell and Ithaca College.

I've been glad to work with Emma on this interview and with the inaugural Welcome Back Students concert, Homesick, on the Sun Terrace with cooperation from Press Bay Alley, and Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar, and lots of students, community members, musicians, and listeners!

Bringing together many genres and styles of work from homegrown SOLID, Cornell student's Rainy Days, and IC bands Elevation 404, and Library of Egress. For 4 hours, Homesick rocked 100 people with original and covered music. Arctic Monkeys, Pink Floyd, Tracy Chapman, and the Dead, and Doug Marsh.

As Emma puts it, Ithaca is "small, but it's filled with ambitious people."

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SOLID on More Than Music podcast

March 17, 2021

Listen! Wednesday, March 17.

I had a blast talking with More Than Music Podcast host Kara Conrad. She's doing a great job keeping up with the CNY music scene and I'm glad to be a part of her effert. I talk about growing up writing, being in bands, playing at CBGBs, marriage, kids, college, coming together with the members of SOLID during a pandemic, and why music means so much. We also touch on my idea for Open Music Ithaca.

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Today

Moving to town,
Trying to find a groove,
Stepping in with some jams around town.
Seeing the extra different stars,
Shining bright and welcoming more,
Finding a place to spread out….
Both an exhibitionist and a loner…
A lover and a scorner,
I try not to find the corners,
Gonna break on through to nowhere
Join us if you can,
Dance around in the air,
Twirl each other through the open spaces we make.
New to the scene, making our own show, not worrying about the edges, pouring outside the law of nature, something in the raw...