Traditional sounds of old-time bluegrass blended with a carefully crafted update. This is no old country hill music.
Tickets: $20 available at Clawhammer Press - 441 2nd Ave
Doors: 7:30pm, performance at 8pm at the Arts Station
Seattle-based multi-instrumental musician Eli West is known for his non-traditional improvisation within the traditions of bluegrass and old-time music. He has released three records as half of the new/old-time duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, which toured regularly throughout the US and Europe. Eli also plays guitar, banjo, and bouzouki with both Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and John Reischman and the Pine Siskens. He is currently in the process of recording a solo record, collaborating with some favorite musicians, such as Ben Winship, Moira Smiley, Bill Frisell, and others.
For this concert West will be accompanied by Ben Winship, a well respected songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, whose gigs have taken him everywhere from Hawaii to Shetland, Anchorage to the Equator with appearances along the way at places like The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, The Strawberry Music Festival, The Vancouver Folk Festival, and Prairie Home Companion.
Tim O’Brien says, “Music like this doesn’t come along very often. This stuff just reassures me.” and “One of the acoustic music scene’s best writers.”
The Boston Globe calls his sound “A further leap from traditional hill country music.”