“lean, mean, gritty demeanor” – American Blues Scene
Eli comes from the crossroads of blues, the highways of rock, and the backroads of country, and with his gritty voice, there ain’t nothing like it. His guitar prowess includes pickin’, slidin’, and strummin’ from a Fender to a National Resonator Tri-Cone; he amazes the traditionalists and scares the modern players.
Born and raised at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in VA, Eli started young, and by the time he was 18, he was playing church revivals, “juke-joints” and opening up for B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Sue Foley, and John Mayall to name a few. He’s play the Birchmere (VA), The Hamilton (DC), Wellmont Theater (NJ), The State Theater (VA), Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta), The Jefferson (VA), The 5 Spot (Nashville, TN), BB King’s in NYC, and every dive bar in between. Eli has made the trek to California and back through Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
Press has been kind to Eli, from Guitar Player to No Depression to Elmore to Blues Music Magazine, Blues Matters (UK) to Maverick and many more. He’s a delight on the radio interviews, and of course, live shows are where Eli piles the food on plates for his listeners.
“has staked out his own territory, a realm that’s at once both electrifying and guttural” – No DEPRESSION
DISCOGRAPHY: ALL NIGHT THING (2020), HIGH DOLLAR GOSPEL (2017), PRIMITIVE SON (2014), OUT OF PRINT: ACE, JACK, KING – STATIC IN THE BLOOD AND MISS BLUES’ES CHILD
DIGITAL LINKS: https://ffm.to/6ara0zd
- General Contact: Jill Kettles – Miss Jill PR – T) 404-213-8542 E) Jill@missjillpr.com
- Other Bookings: Eli Cook – Elicooks@yahoo.com