States Rudie Humphrey for Americana-UK of the tracks on the album: “They flow and as a series of music, is one of the best albums in structure in a very long time. The visual slant is apparent throughout, often it sounds like montage music from a US TV drama that leaves you reaching for Shazam. Quiet at times, reflective and introspective, the subtly of the record may pass others by, but it is, truly, like taking the best bits of everything I like, and it is a joy.” We agree!
Amplify Decatur is a non-profit organization dedicated to combatting homelessness and hunger. Funds are raised through concert series held in cities across the country. Eddie’s Attic has teamed up again with the Decatur-based non-profit Poverty is Real to host four concerts this summer. Cracker plays on June 27th with Ryan Beaver and Eliot Bronson opening at the 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. shows. Too late to see Jay Farrar unless you know someone going. This June 28th show with special guest Mike Killeen opening is SOLD OUT! But you can see many of your favorite artists in the Neil Young Tribute Sunday night, June 28. Michelle Malone, Eliot Bronson, Jared and Amber, Adron, The Bitteroots, among others will perform. Go to amplifydecatur.org for more information on tickets.
Tunes from the Tombs Concert
Eliot Bronson kicks off the 5th Annual Tunes from the Tombs concert festival benefitting the historic Oakland Cemetery amid the tombstones and incredible gardens. The festival hosts three different stages starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13th, 2015. Joining Bronson are an awesome array of talented artists and genres including Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Little Tybee, Michelle Malone, Matthew Sweet, the Sweet Auburn String Band, among many others. Pop-up artists will entertain the crowd at various locations in the cemetery. Spirits, in one form or the other, are part of the fun. For more information, visit tunesfromthetombs.com.
Saturn 5 Records, in conjunction with five select record stores in Atlanta, released a limited edition vinyl of ‘Eliot Bronson’ for Record Store Day
Saturn 5 Records, in conjunction with five select record stores in Atlanta, released a limited edition vinyl of ‘Eliot Bronson’ for Record Store Day on April 18, 2015. The album is only available in the following retail stores: Decatur CD in Decatur, GA, Criminal Records, Wax and Facts and Fantasyland in Atlanta, and Sunbrimmer Records in Avondale, GA.Most of the stores are playing tracks from the album on their highlighted Record Store Day playlist. Bronson told S5R today that, “I love these guys. They are all small businesses, exactly where music starts. They love music, and they are trying to preserve some of the real, physical experience of listening and interacting to music. You know, wrapping your hands around a piece of vinyl, putting it on a turntable, and watching it go round. I’m so honored that they are supporting this album as part of Record Store Day. I hope everyone supports them.”
Dave Cobb, red hot producer of Saturn 5’s ‘Eliot Bronson’, signs with Elektra
Dave Cobb, the Georgia-born, Nashville-based producer, recently signed with Warner Brothers subsidiary, Elektra Records. The deal essentially places Cobb as A & R for Elektra in a partnership with Low Country Sound. Cobb produced the critically acclaimed album “Eliot Bronson” on the independent label Saturn 5 Records last year. The album has been placed for nomination consideration for the 2015 Americana Music Association Awards and was cited as many “best of” recognitions in the past year. New artists Anderson East and Brent Cobb are part of the Elektra efforts.
Wanna help the next generation of musicians? See you for afternoon cocktails and two incredible musical talents at Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, Georgia on Sunday, April 26th at 4 p.m. to support the Drew Charter School band. Oliver Wood headlines with Atlanta’s own Eliot Bronsonas special guest. “Drew Charter School has a big ambition — to provide a cradle-to-college pipeline so that every student living in its Atlanta community graduates high school with college admittance in hand.
The school’s ambition is an integral part of an even bigger one — to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that has been endemic to its section of Atlanta.” (HuffPost, Karin Chenoweth, 12.15.14)
It’s time to show our kids that we support them. It make not make national news like recent Atlanta schools have, however your support of the band boosters will help provide youngsters with life changing music instruction. And that puts a song in everyone’s heart!
More details at http://www.eddiesattic.com/?event=drew-charter-school-music-department-benefit-feat-oliver-wood-of-the-wood-brothers-and-eliot-bronson
Bronson featured in full-length on air interview in Canada
Jan Hall, the admired veteran host of Blues and Roots Radio on CFRU-93.3 FM in Ontario, Canada, recently interviewed Eliot Bronson. “I love this album,” states Hall, referring to Bronson’s current self-titled release, “it’s outstanding!”
Bronson is currently on tour in Canada. Listen to the full length interview featuring four songs from the album. And learn why Bronson believes his songwriting is “like painting an emotional and physical landscape”. http://folkrootsradio.com/category/interviews
When Eliot Bronson takes the stage, you can’t take your eyes off of him. He has unmistakable presence. And after he starts to sing, you won’t forget his timeless voice, filled with emotion and artistry — or his songs, which mesmerize and move you.
His subtle yet powerful melodies penetrate your subconscious, and the words turn over and over in your mind, where you discover layers of meaning and complexity.
There’s a reason Eliot Bronson has won so many songwriting awards. As Dave Cobb, the producer of his new album, declared: “For me, the acts I love have to have it all. They need to be able to write, play, sing, and perform.”
Saturn 5 Records is the brainchild of Richard J. Lenz, founder and president of the music enterprise, who decided to bring his long-time involvement and interest in music and business together in a record label for the 21st century.
“Because of my twin loves of music and business – and as an entrepreneur – I was intrigued to see if a new approach could work,” says Lenz. “Many have told me I’m crazy, but my belief is that given the changes to the industry, there might be some new ideas that would be successful.”