Event Date and TimesMay 2, 2020, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Eli Cook was named one of the top three solo blues artists worldwide by UK’s Blues Matters Magazine. With his super slick slide guitar sound and a husky voice that is sexy and heartfelt, this young bluesman opened many times for B.B. King. Eli Cook was christened “the best blues singer of his generation” by All Music Guide, and was featured recently in Vintage Guitar Magazine. Eli took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. Following the tradition of the great blues men, he performed in churches and late-night gospel revivals with only his acoustic and deep baritone voice. Eli recorded and released 6 albums between 2004 and 2014 : the all-acoustic, original-roots album “Miss Blues’ Child” on the Sledgehammer Blues label, and a heavy blues-rock release “ElectricHolyFireWater”. During this time he was invited to open for B.B. King on King’s east coast tour. Since then, Eli has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Parliament-Funkadellic, Gary Clark JR, Taj Mahal, John Mayal, and many others. In 2011 Eli released “Ace Jack & King”, a return to roots-blues and heavy guitars Eli signed with LA-based label Cleopatra Records in 2013 to begin work on his 5th studio album, featuring guest appearances by Tinsley Ellis, Reese Wynans of Double Trouble, rock legend Leslie West of Mountain, and Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The album, “Primitive Son”, was released in Spring 2014. “Eli Cook’s blues is authentic, thrilling, stunning… It takes the listener to places in music never before experienced.”—Rocktimes On the seventh album of his career the phenom from Nelson County, Virginia reins in his inner guitar god and makes his most focused roots blues album yet. “High-Dollar Gospel” finds Cook showcasing his acoustic mojo and the result is the most satisfying record of his career.
EventBlues Guitarist Eli Cook
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