Girls With Glasses

Eve Goldberg, Evalyn Parry, and Karyn Ellis

Eve sometimes performs with Girls with Glasses, a group of women songwriters who all happen to wear glasses. Featuring Eve, Evalyn Parry, and Karyn Ellis, Girls with Glasses has successfully toured across southern Ontario since 2004.

Originally a "one-time-only" concert collective that began in 2004, Girls with Glasses has evolved into a band that is more than the sum of its parts. While all three have solid solo careers, when Evalyn, Eve, and Karyn take the stage together, something magical happens. By turns hilarious, evocative, poignant, uplifting, and powerful, Girls with Glasses concerts feature stellar songwriting, beautiful harmonies, imaginative arrangements, and, of course, a glimpse at life behind the lenses.

Plans are now underway for a Fall/Winter tour, so stay tuned. For booking information, contact us.


Imagine a kitchen party where Mother Maybelle Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Mississippi John Hurt, Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and Patsy Cline show up, and you begin to get a sense of what it feels like inside songwriter EVE GOLDBERG's head. With her watercolour voice and solid guitar style, Eve has performed her trademark mixture of folk, blues, country, bluegrass, old time, and jazz across Canada and the US. With an equal passion for traditional music, and for the art of songwriting and interpretation, Eve's performances are intimate and relaxed, moving effortlessly from folk classics to original gems, all wrapped up in her clear, pure voice and dynamic guitar playing.

Gifted with a sharp pen, a quirky musical sensibility and a wicked sense of humour, EVALYN PARRY is taking her place as one of Canada’s most powerful and diverse stage artists.  An award-winning singer-songwriter, spoken word artist and theatre creator, Evalyn “breathes new life into the folk tradition with her
politics, passion and poetry” ~Penguin Eggs. “Engaging, clever and constantly surprising, Parry evokes tears and laughter in equal measure” ~Herizons. Whether she’s costumed as a singing maxipad, ranting about bottled waters, or singing about washed up sailors, broken down Hondas, or gay rovers, Evalyn's outspoken, political creations hold out a powerful vision of social change, while her irreverent wit holds nothing sacred.

KARYN ELLIS' music, "twangy…cool and…difficult to classify", maps out the bittersweet trajectories of relationships with a distinctively sweet voice, unique guitar style and gentle sense of humour. Her folk-based pop songs are beautiful and sad, uplifting and quirky, and Karyn "can envelop you in the warmth of that voice and break your heart at the same time."  "You simply have to delight in Karyn Ellis' fragile and sometimes oddly girlish voice. Her high tones and jazz-like melodies are reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, but minimal instrumentation and unexpected musical turns in otherwise straightforward songs are just as connected to the contemporary sound of free-style folk." Maurice Dielmans --