Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Eli Young band @Joe's

Universal South recording artists The Eli Young band took the stage after the Carter Twins and Joey & Rory Friday May 22nd. The Eli Young band has been around making music for about 8 years now and after a lot of work with endless touring and self promotion they are really building momentum with their single "Always the Love Songs" which is number five on the Texas Music Chart as i am writing this.
Formed at the University of North Texas in Denton the band was started by Mike Eli and guitarist James Young and later they added Bassist Jon Jones and Drummer Chris Thompson to the line up. They started playing small clubs and bars in the area and were later signed to an independant label. After releasing a few albums on Carnival records they were signed to Universal South and released their latest CD "Jet Black and Jealous" with the lead off single "When it Rains".
For those who are not familiar with the older work of the Eli Young band "When it Rains" was actually on the live album "Live at the Jolly Fox" a few years before it was on "Jet Black and Jealous" they also performed it recently live on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I have seen them live a few times and i thought this show was one of their best, they really rocked this time and the crowd was giving them great feedback. Mike even signed autographs from the stage during one of the songs even signing someones cowboy boot that was passed up to the front. If you ever get a chance to see these guys live you better "Throw and Go".

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