WELL-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O’Brien, and Jayme Stone, the Americana and folk singer Eli West oozes understated talent and is one of the most tasteful and innovative of young American musicians.
He performs an intimate show in the bar at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis next month.
Eli’s recent debut solo album, ‘The Both’, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator – here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth.
‘Eli West is an exceptional singer, guitar player and musician, really deep stuff’ – Martin Simpson
The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn’t have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.
‘West is an artist overflowing with ideas and music’ – Green Man Review
The gig at the Marine Theatre will be held on Thursday, May 17 with the bar opening at 6.30pm and music from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 in advance or £12 on the door and can be booked by calling 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com.
Please note this event will be held in the bar which is upstairs and there is limited, unreserved seating.