Selected Press


Podcast Interviews:

One Word Conversations with William Brown - 2021

Reviving the Song Circles; A Conversation with Elisa S. Keeler - Part I - 2019

Reviving the Song Circles; A Conversation with Elisa S. Keeler - Part II - 2019


Quotes from Press:

 "Keeler's voice is amazing: deep and rich and reminiscent of Nina Simone...I really think we're going to hear about her on the national stage." -Tish Pearlman, The "Out of Bounds" Radio Show

Click here for Elisa's interview with Tish Pearlman

"On The Rise: soul singer Elisa S. Keeler of the Ithaca NY-based Solstice joins Dwight Carroll, former guitarist and music director for LA's Papa John Creach and Soul Train's hit group Shalamar." -Ithaca Times (2011)


Fans say:

"A remarkable voice, unique, dusky and powerful, and a radiant presence."

"The band got people moving right away, the power of Elisa's voice lifted us up!"


People dancing at Ithaca Festival to Elisa's music 2011

About the debut album, Red Sky :

"A superb poetess!  And the  musical delivery is just right: slipped beats, stretches, jazzy influences.  A dynamite band with masterful mixing!" - Lansing Day (drum instructor and Solstice fan)

"Syracuse Native and Ithaca resident Elisa S. Keeler roots her rich voice in soul and allows her band to branch out smartly to R&B, funk, Latin, gospel and reggae influences.  Sciscioli's songwriting directs her mates on a groovy vibe that will make you want to sing and dance along."  -Syracuse Post Standard (2009)

"Solstice, a soul group led by Elisa S. Keeler, has made a rapid rise on Ithaca's local music scene. The group's debut record, Red Sky, is tied together by an expansive notion of the genre: eleven tracks include excursions into gospel, R&B, Latin and pop territory." -Ithaca Journal (2009)