National Book Award winner and Pulitzer prize nominated poet Cornelius Eady has set his poetry to song with the Cornelius Eady Group. Eady's songs tell the story of passing time, the Black American experience and the blues in the style of Folk & Americana music. Guitarists Charlie Rauh & Lisa Liu join Eady to create layered and graceful arrangements to bolster Eady's adept craftsmanship as a songwriter, lyricist, & poet.
Cornelius Eady Group has performed at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Big Ears Festival, AWP Conference, Peabody Essex Museum, and Hill-Stead Museum and recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.
"We recently had the absolute honor of presenting the Cornelius Eady Group at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, now celebrating its 25th anniversary season. As the Festival’s Manager, I have been proud to deliver world class poetry performances to our region and a complimentary musical interlude featuring local bands. The Cornelius Eady Group delighted us all by combining Eady’s celebrated poetry with their delicious rhythms and exceptional musicality. Musical instruments and spoken word in harmony." -Lisa Lappe (Hill-Stead Museum Festival Manager)