Elizabeth singing at BOTMC, photo by Mike Melnyk

Elizabeth LaPrelle is exceptional in her devotion to and mastery of the ancient and deep-art of Appalachian unaccompanied singing. She keeps the old mountain ballads and songs with a sense of conviction, honor, honesty and emotional force that evokes the great Appalachian ballad singers of generations past.  Elizabeth’s voice, stark and unaccompanied, can lift and carry the listener away to another time.

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Anna & Elizabeth / Crankies

Anna and Elizabeth with fiddle and banjo, photo by Mike Melnyk

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle met in 2010 and soon began planning adventures together.

Anna and Elizabeth use all the creative tools they can think of: storytelling, research, fiddle, banjo, guitar, ballads, puppets, poetry, and moving scrolls called “crankies”. Check them out at Read More

The Fruit Dodgers / Old Time Band

All the Fruit Dodgers

Elizabeth’s performances with her old-time band, The Fruit Dodgers, feature a good dose of ballads, songs, and traditional southern harmonies, with the addition of old-time tunes accompanied by banjo, guitar, and fiddle. Read More

Elizabeth & Sandy

Elizabeth and Sandy singing, photo by Michael Melnyk

Sandy LaPrelle is Elizabeth’s mom! They love to sing together: Read More

Floyd Radio Show

Floyd Radio Show

Live at the Floyd Country Store, the first Saturday of the month, 7 PM.
Upcoming shows: March 3, April 7, May 5.  No shows June-August.

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Here are some projects that I have played a small role in, whether in the form of contributed tracks, backing vocals, or “cultural expertise”.  Some of these are works in progress–or my contribution hasn’t happened yet.  Please explore!