Rural Women Everywhere: Eliza Blue
Eliza Blue returns to our Rural Assembly gatherings this fall at Rural Women Everywhere. Eliza is a shepherd, writer & folk-singer. In her 15 years of performing, she has worked and played with Billy Talbot (Crazy Horse), Dessa, Charlie Parr, Channy Leanaugh (Roma di Luna & Polica), Jami Lynn, and Chastity Brown, just to name a few.
Other highlights include performances at SXSW, Red Ants Pants, CMJ, and Sioux River Folk Fest. Her song “Let There Be Light,” was recently featured on All Songs Considered.
After years on the road as a traveling musician, Eliza now works in a regenerative agriculture raising fiber sheep and grass-fed cattle with her husband and two children.
In addition to being a regular columnist with the Daily Yonder, her weekly column ‘Little Pasture on the Prairie,’ is carried by twelve different print publications, she is a regular contributor to South Dakota Public Radio and Prairie Public Radio with her monthly series: ‘Postcards from the Prairie.’ She also writes and hosts a new traveling concert television show, Wish You Were Here.’
Eliza will perform at Rural Women Everywhere Oct. 19 + 20!
Rural Women Everywhere is a two-day event celebrating the voices, contributions, and leadership of women across the countryside. Keynote speakers include author Diane Wilson and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
We’ll examine the ways rural and Native women are participating in the work of building more welcoming and inclusive communities. Programming will feature keynotes, roundtable conversations, and breakout sessions spotlighting women’s experiences and reflections.
We’ll hear from women journalists, organizers and activists, indigenous leaders, artists and poets, lawyers and professors, faith leaders, and young women, who are building bridges and crossing borders to connect us to one another and the places we call home.