Black Tie International Magazine (Feb 2011)
You’ll be hearing a lot from Elizabeth Tryon who has just finished an three-night engagement at New York’s fabulous Metropolitan Room. To say she’s enormously talented is an understatement. To call her an extraordinary pop singer only is to shortchange her redoubtable classically-trained operatic gifts. Not to mention that nearly half of the songs she sang she wrote — some of which are in a class with those of Joni Mitchell and Andrew Lloyd Webber — is to not to underscore her versatility and vitality. In fact, her song, “Fire Inside” broke into the top 10 of the prestigious FMQB AC National Ratings Chart and has been turned into a music video.
Her other credits also speak or rather, sing, volumes: the youngest member of Mid-America Productions’ opera tour of Athens and the Greek Islands; soloist at Opera in the Hamptons with Metropolitan Opera stalwarts; her composition, “You’re Still Mine,” chosen as the soundtrack for an Armed Forces tribute video, to name a few. Zeitgeist Radio simply call Tryon “A singing sensation!”
Tryon, who helped put herself through college doing improvisational comedy, also has the audience at the Metropolitan Room laughing with her rendition of Alan Chapman’s “Everyone Wants to Be Sondheim” and some even had tears in their eyes with “You’re Still Mine,” her military tribute song. Joni Mitchell’s now “Both Sides Now” and Jason Robert Brown’s “Stars and the Moon” were done with more heart tugging pathos than any one person I’ve ever heard. But even with these two classics, Tryon somehow manages to keep them amazingly light without sacrificing their touching torchsong qualities.
Tryon is, in short, a musical talent to treasure! Someone we’ll be hearing a lot more from in the future on radio, concerts, cabaret — and with a little bit of luck, even grand opera.