Hey y'all -
Elizabeth Riley Band is excited about a fun and intimate gig coming up on Saturday June 19th at Umi Cafe, my favourite Ottawa coffeehouse, corner of Somerset and Percy in Chinatown.
We've been experimenting as a band lately, and we want to bring out some new stuff at the show. So we have some new-to-us old timey favourites, but even more exciting, we're exploring a new genre of folk music (for us) brought by our newest member, Charline Dequincey, who has a European French background and plays both violin and accordion. AND we have some original songs to take for a walk, and we would really like to know what people think.
There are some new tracks up on myspace with some originals from our last show at the Elmdale. http://www.myspace.com/elizabethrileyband
Question: how do I find out whether a song is in the public domain, so that I can post my/our version on myspace? We have St. James Infirmary and Shady Grove from our last show, and we'd love to stick them out there, but don't want to get sued. Advice?