Eliot Bronson performs “You Wouldn’t Want Me if You Had Me” with additional vocals from Faye Webster and world famous, Eddie’s Attic. Magical.
“An Americana gem” is what Paste Magazine calls the recently released album “Eliot Bronson”. The album hit #1 on the EuroAmericana charts, #1 on the Roots Music Chart and was named as one of the best albums of 2014 by more than 15 reviewers, DJ’s, and bloggers. Signed and numbered albums are available exclusively on Saturn 5 website.
The album and its namesake Bronson are touted by reviewers as having a “Dylan-like edge that the master himself might even have considered” (countrystandardtime.com), “one of the best releases this year” (glidemagazine.com), “Bronson may just be one of the finest singer/songwriter artists since Bob Dylan” (criticaljazz.com). Besides being voted in the Top Five Albums of 2014 by the EuroAmericana Charts, the album has been rated the #1 album of the year by ctlaltcountry.com and made Blurt’s Lee Zimmerman’s Top Ten of 2014, among many other rankings and reviews.
The album was tracked entirely analog in Nashville by acclaimed producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Anderson East). “The whole project, produced by Americana superstar recordist Dave Cobb is wonderful” (musiccittyroots.com). Eliot Bronson is a vibey, ten-song album with an uncluttered production aesthetic that highlights Bronson’s songwriting and his achingly beautiful vocals. “It’s an album that trades on both the simplicity of its nine-song the live approach Bronson and (Dave) Cobb took to recording” (bluegrass situation.com).
“It was quite a pleasure working with Eliot,” says Cobb. “He’s a brilliant lyricist and poet. We did the record live all together and the album feels timeless.”
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Atlanta-based Americana folk artist, Mike Killeen’s title track Poverty is Real, is featured with those from Patti Smith and Ziggy Marley in this introspective and fascinating view of philanthropy in the United States. Director Salvatore Alaimo interviews citizens, volunteers, and non-profit leaders to uncover the lack of knowledge of what philanthropy is in our communities, and how anyone can be involved.
An introduction to the video can be seen on YouTube at “What is Philanthropy?” documentary trailer.
The film has been touring the United States, accompanied by the director. A free screening of the film is followed by a panel discussion, hosted by the United Way of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3rd, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Loudermilk Center.
CDs of the album Poverty is Real are available at the Saturn 5 Store, Amazon.com with digital downloads at iTunes and streaming on Spotify.
Dave Cobb, Producer of Eliot Bronson’s Self-Titled Album, Is Nominated for Grammy’s Producer of the Year
Cobb produced country music sensation Chris Stapleton’s latest album, “Traveller.” Cobb was instrumental in creating the sound for the critically acclaimed “Eliot Bronson.” His fresh perspective on the recording has him dubbed as the savior of country music and the new zeitgeist of Americana. Cobb has been nominated for several Grammy’s this year in the Americana field. Good luck, Dave!
Three Album Re-Releases Slated for WorldWide Distribution in August
Atlanta-based Americana folk artist, Mike Killeen, and Nashville’s Americana alt-country artist, Nathan Beaver, have both signed independent deals with Saturn 5 Records located in Decatur, Georgia. The first venture for all parties is a re-release of the artists’ most recent recordings with wide distribution to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon.com, Rhapsody,
“Saturn 5 is expanding, however, its focus is still Americana music,” states President and CEO, Richard Lenz. Building on the success of its first award-winning artist, Eliot Bronson, and leveraging the experience of publishing 12 albums with the national music non-profit, Poverty is Real, Inc., Saturn 5 announced today that is has signed two new artists. Saturn 5 is actively involved in the promotion of Americana music including music event planning and promotion, artist development, and publishing.
“Released in the spring of 2011, Poverty is Real was produced by Atlanta’s Will Robertson. The record is a more muscular presentation of Mike Killeen’s songwriting than found previously, with crunchy electric guitars and raucous crash cymbals appearing throughout. An album with this title might be considered preachy, however, Killeen never goes there, choosing instead compelling arguments and emotions to influence the listener.
Originally from Athens, Georgia and now living in Decatur, Mike counts Bob Dylan, Vic Chesnutt, Nirvana, and Uncle Tupelo among his formative influences. BeAtlanta.com called Poverty is Real, “a collection of beautiful arrangements and meaningful lyrics.” The album’s title track is featured on Director Salvatore Alaimo’s recently released documentary, “What is Philanthropy?”
Nathan Beaver’s southern roots run deep. Don’t be fooled by his choir boy good looks and angelic voice. This
Released in 2010, Universal You was produced by Atlanta’s Will Robertson. Paste Magazine praised the album as “stunning in its simplicity” while Music News Nashville gets to the core of Beaver’s tunes stating, his “forte is showing intimate moments in time.”
A Georgia native,Universal You was ten years in the making and reveals the care of its owner in musical choice and m Beaver now lives and works in Nashville. Growing up with parents who were lay ministers, Beaver sang weekly with his father. Once in college, he struck out on his own, moving from hymns to pure rock. He was a favorite in the Athens, Georgia music scene which fueled his decision to write songs and produce his own album. ature subject matters.
Beaver has shared the stage with Shawn Mullins, Clay Cook, Ari Heist, Bain Mattox, and Matthew Kahler, to name a few. Everybody’s Out Tonight, produced in 2011 at Atlanta’s Gallop Studios, is infused with a country music influence that seems to sit just right with Beaver’s consistently thoughtful lyrics and smooth vocals. Physical copies of all albums are available here at Saturn 5 Records. Download tracks or the album at iTunes or Amazon.com, and stream on Spotify, Pandora or other digital service providers.
All three albums are available on Amazon.com or right here at the Saturn 5 Store.
Limited Collector’s Edition “Eliot Bronson” on Vinyl Is Being Offered at a Special Price
In support of Record Store Day’s Vinyl Tuesdays, S5R announces that on Tuesdays, throughout the month of October 2015, the limited edition vinyl LP is available for $25.00 with free shipping in the United States. The first pressing albums are numbered, signed by the artist and include free download codes. There are limited copies available. Order on ANY Tuesday in October to take advantage of this special offer.
S5R Announces Two New Artists to Label
Saturn 5 announced on August 19th that it has signed two Americana artists to its label. Atlanta-based Mike Killeen and Nashville’s Nathan Beaver are now part of the label’s growing platform of the new generation of roots music. The first venture is re-release of three albums from the artist for wide digital distribution.
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!
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.
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.