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Meet Eliza Carrington

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eliza Carrington.

Eliza, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m a classical guitarist and singer-songwriter in LA. I fell in love with classical guitar when I was 11 years old, and when I was 18, I started studying classical guitar performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I always loved pop music, and while I was at school in San Francisco, I decided that I wanted to put the beauty of classical music and the fun of pop music together in my own original work.

I started working on my pop songs and used my classical guitar background to create fingerstyle-guitar songs, which I feature on my debut 5-song EP, Island of Mine. I also make content on Instagram, sharing classical guitar videos and covers to my following of 30,000+.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
While I was in school, I struggled to balance my classical guitar studies, writing/recording songs and building an online following all at once.

During this time, I wrote a song called “I Need Some Time” which reflected how overwhelmed I was feeling. I was so stressed and kept fantasizing about running away to space, which the song describes (and you can see starry lights and galaxy-like imagery in the music video as well). The moral of the song and video is that one can take time away from a stressful situation in order to come back to it later with a clear mind.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I specialize in guitar performance, and I perform on a lot of tracks for bands, singers, and rappers. One of my favorite collaborations was with Blake G where I performed the guitar loop on his track, “Already”.

What sets me apart is my niche for classical guitar. I’m able to perform in all sorts of genres and styles with a nylon-string guitar – classical, fingerstyle, pop, hip hop, etc. Playing classical guitar gives a relaxed, elegant vibe that can be super versatile, unique, and beautiful.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Right now, I’m excited to share that I’ll be releasing some singles later this year, and I look forward to performing again when it’s safe to. In the meantime, I’m doing tons of collaborations and livestreams!

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Image Credit:
Island of Mine photo by Nye & Rhys Green; all other photos by Charlie Sehres

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