Musical Harvest spotlights Eli Weaver

By on November 10, 2015

Musical Harvest, a concert at the Eicher Arts Center in Ephrata on Nov. 15, will spotlight the multiple talents of Elisabeth (Eli) Weaver, a singer, songwriter, artist, farmer and herbalist.

The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Eicher House, 409 Cocalico St., in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park.

Eli sings and plays guitar, banjo and piano. In one part of the program, Eli will be performing with her sister, Erin, in the musical collaboration Root & Wing. Their songs tell stories of healing in a modern folk style. This section of the program will feature songs from their album “Finding Ground.”

Another section of the Musical Harvest program features Eli’s side project, Chrysalis. The music of Chrysalis is also within the modern folk category, but includes punk rock elements that give it a harder edge. Chrysalis will perform songs from their first album “To Be Free,” with Jonee Obvious on upright bass and Nick DiSanto accompanying.

Eli Weaver grew up in Lancaster County but worked as an art educator in New England for close to a decade. Now she’s back home, where she enjoys growing herbal plants on a farm near Lampeter while her three-and-a-half-year old son enjoys running and playing on the farm.

“I love to do anything that creates beauty in the world,” Eli said, “whether it’s growing healing plants or making music.”

Weaver will also make a presentation about local organic and herbal farming at the Nov. 15 program in Ephrata.

Admission is free to the event. Refreshments will be provided. Donations to the Eicher Arts Center will be accepted.

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