While her father, Martin Carthy, celebrates his 70th birthday, Eliza shows what she can do when she's not singing folk songs with her folks. Last year, she recorded the exquisite Gift album with her mother, Norma Waterson, but now she's back on her own, with her third set of self-written material. As with her 2008 album Dreams of Breathing Underwater, the variety is remarkable, and so is her vocal range.
Folk scion finally finds her sea legs. Rob Hughes 2011 You can never accuse Eliza Carthy of taking the easy option. She’s been giving blood transfusions to traditional British folk for the best part of 20 years now, her wild eclecticism marked by dalliances with the likes of Transglobal Underground and Nick Cave. That said, Neptune is a different matter.