Check out our December 20th gig at McCloskey’s in Chesterville! Hope to see you all there for dinner and a show! There are accommodations at this venue if you’d like to make a night of it.




Elizabeth Riley Band featured at Tastes of Wellington West Festival!

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Welcome to the Official Site of Ottawa’s own Elizabeth Riley Band!

Ottawa-based Elizabeth Riley Band has a raw, contagious sound, with original songs and interpretations inspired by bluegrass harmonies, folk classics, and alt and traditional country music.

Wielding banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, djembe, stand-up snare and a porch board, these four singer-songwriters speak out about personal, social and political realities. Their songs are infused with women’s lived experience.

Vocally driven with an electrified edge, Elizabeth Riley Band has captivated audiences at an eclectic range of venues.


Comments from our fans
Laura Magrita, Director/curator Gallery 101

The Elizabeth Riley Band blew me away. First, for their great sound and stage presence and secondly for the strength and power of their feminist message. I also loved the references to the east coast Canadian culture. When they rawked out with the country rock I fell in love! I am looking forward to hearing them play again for longer this time. The last time I saw them they were volunteering for an social justice event that is close to my heart, and for that I thank them for their own social conscious-es. As a band and as people they are a phenomenal force for good and musical meaning and entertainment.


Laura Margita Director/Curator Gallery 101

2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. I had the pleasure of hosting 2 members of the band. What an afternoon! They have such a grasp of just about any musical style and can sing it passion of ownership. This was the second jam we enjoyed together – even though I am not a musician per say – and I look forward to next summer listen and enjoy their performances once again.

    From the Rock


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