Corner North Tce and Morphett Sts Adelaide
Eunice Rodgers is a South Australian of Ngarrindjeri and Ngukkur heritage. In her show, Riva Rising, she co-opts songs from a range of diverse genres and traditions, and uses them to deliver a stark, uncompromising telling of her personal story.
A quartet of accomplished musicians provides a sparse, economical backing that allows the beauty of Eunice’s rich contralto voice to shine through.
The end result is much more than a collection of timeless jazz standards, gospel, blues, country music and Eunice’s own compositions. It is a privileged insight into the life of a unique local woman.
VOCALS: Eunice Rodgers (sings both solo and with various groups in Adelaide and throughout Sth Aust.)
GUITAR: Dave Black (Dave Black Quartet)
BASS: Theo Vandersman (The Backwater Band)
HARMONICA, MANDOLIN: Mij Tanith (performs with Tinfish George)
DRUMS: Paul Orchard (The Sherrahs, Jessie Che Band, Dave Black Quartet)
DOBRO GUITAR Leonard Cohen