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Eliza Blue is a shepherd, storyteller & folk-singer. In addition to being a regular columnist with the Daily Yonder, her weekly column 'Little Pasture on the Prairie,' is carried by 17 different print publications, and she is a regular contributor to South Dakota Public Radio and Prairie Public with her series: 'Postcards from the Prairie.' She also writes and hosts a Midwest Emmy-nominated traveling concert television show, Wish You Were Here' for PBS. Her byline has appeared in the New York Times and The Guardian. (Read Eliza's recent New York Times Op/Ed about ranch life here.)

Her first book of essays, Accidental Rancher, is now available. (Order here.)


In her 15 years of performing, Eliza has worked and played with Kevin Locke, Chuck Suchy, Jami Lynn, Billy Talbot (Crazy Horse),  Charlie Parr, and Channy Leanaugh (of Roma di Luna & Polica), just to name a few. Other highlights include performances at SXSW, Red Ants Pants, CMJ, and Sioux River Folk Fest. Her song "Let There Be Light," was recently featured on All Songs Considered.

After years on the road as a traveling musician, Eliza now works in regenerative agriculture raising fiber sheep and grass-fed cattle with her husband and two children.

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