Originally from the very northern tip of the Mitten, E Minor is based in Traverse City Michigan. Elizabeth Landry was born into a musical family, and raised to be influenced by all of the arts. She started singing as soon as she could talk, and also studied ballet from the age of 4 until 25. She grew up singing with her 4 sisters while her father played piano. At 11 years old Elizabeth wrote her very first song, and performed for the first time in front of a crowd while traveling with her family in Ireland. It was the magic of the folk music in Ireland and getting close to her heritage, that made her realize that she too is a folk musician.
At 19 Elizabeth traveled across the country to Oregon where she earned part of her living as a street performer while traveling along the coast of Southern Oregon and Northern California. After coming home to be with her family Elizabeth played music locally and with fellow musicians in the Mackinaw/Cheboygan area.
A few years later Elizabeth went through a very hard writer’s block after her mother got sick with Breast Cancer. Elizabeth took a break from music to focus on family. In 2008 she became a proud mother of a beautiful baby girl and slowly started to write songs again.. She did not return to music fully until her mother passed in 2010. After such heartache she was inspired to live life to the fullest and again her dream was alive.
In 2012 E Minor formed the band The Naughty Neighbors with some friends and local musicians. From the start word got out fast and The Naughty Neighbors were playing everywhere. From Traverse City’s own Wine and Art Festival where they opened for Rusted Root, to local pubs and festivals all over the state. The Naughty Neighbors gave Elizabeth a ton of experience and knowledge. In 2012 E Minor and her fellow bandmates decided to move forward with other projects and no longer tour as that formation.
Though the band had split, Caul Bluhm who played bass in the band, and Elizabeth moved on to fine tune their act as a duo. Performing all of E Minor’s original songs. And in 2013 E Minor released her debut album as a solo singer/singer song writer. Dust Out Of Sand, which was nominated for 3 Jammie awards. E Minor continued to grow and fine tune herself as a solo singer/songwriter. Mostly famous for playing as a duet with Caul Bluhm, and now she plays with her brand new full band! With a new album and tour on the rise.