by Peter Aaron
Martin Carthy was a strong influence the likes of Bob Dylan and Paul Simon—in fact, the legend goes, Simon caused a long-standing rift between himself and Carthy when he completely lifted the latter’s arrangement of the traditional “Scarborough Fair” for the hit Simon and Garfunkel version. Fittingly, Eliza was actually born in the town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Since first learning her style while playing with her parents in the duo Waterson:Carthy, she’s performed with Billy Bragg and in the folk supergroup Blue Murder.
Martin and Eliza Carthy will perform at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, New York, on April 17 at 8pm. Tickets are $20. For more information, call (845) 658-9048 or visit http://www.rosendalecafe.com/.