Elizabeth Moen with Sister Wife

Elizabeth Moen with Sister Wife


  • May 19, 2018 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm
  • CSPS Hall
  • $13 advance | $16 door

Based in Iowa City, Elizabeth Moen is an indie-rock singer and songwriter, “armed,” says Iowa Public Radio, “with a jaw-dropping singing voice, tasteful guitar playing, and songs that stay in your head for days.” She taught herself how to play guitar as a teenager, and it was the writing community of Iowa City that inspired her to write her own songs. Other inspirations include Alabama Shakes, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Esmé Patterson and Lake Street Dive, along with such artists as Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, and Bonnie Raitt. She spent last fall in Dublin, performing around the country, from Galway to Bray, and at many venues in Dublin including Ruby Sessions, Button Factory, Whelan’s and Liquor Rooms. In the states, she has played all over the Midwest, including Mission Creek, 80/35, Camp Euforia, and the Grey Area music festivals, as well as the West coast, where she will return this year for a residency at Sofar Sounds in San Francisco. Along the way, she’s shared the stage with Margaret Glaspy, Lucy Dacus, Houndmouth, William Elliott Whitmore, Caroline Smith, Nicole Atkins, and The Weepies.

Says The Culture Trip, “Elizabeth Moen is one of those rare artists whose voice, from the first moment you hear it, consumes your entire being, doing away with all previous thoughts and concerns, and leaving you short of breath.”

Opening the show is Sister Wife, a relatively new, Rock Island-based duo making waves with their “funky, indie folk with a hint of pop.”