BIO

Eli Fox is a young folksinger who has been playing music and writing songs since his pre-teen years. Inspired early on by the dialect of Woody Guthrie and the feel of a 5 string banjo, Eli started his musical journey. Since then, Eli has gone on to become a proficient musician and songwriter. Not limited by his hands, Eli plays at least 10 instruments, including but not limited to: banjo, dobro, pedal steel, guitar, harmonica, fiddle, piano, accordion, mandolin, drums and more. This equips him with a unique perspective on writing songs with exciting and expansive melodies. With 2 albums already under his belt, Eli is poised to present his third album “Or Something Like That” in 2019. The album features 11 original songs with Eli backing himself on banjo, pedal steel, guitar, harmonica, dobro and electric guitar, as well as appearances by guest musicians. After appearing at venues such as the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Bijou Theatre, Purple Fiddle and Bristol Rhythm & Roots and opening for artists such as Darrell Scott, John McCutcheon, Boy Named Banjo, Emily Ann Roberts and more, Eli is ready to share his blend of American folk music with the world. 

Projects

Aside from Eli's solo work, he has played with various groups such as Emily Ann Roberts and The Knoxville Banjo Orchestra.

Influences

Some of Eli’s favorites include: Bob Dylan, John Hartford, John Prine, Chuck Berry, Doc Watson, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, The Old Crow Medicine Show, Darrell Scott,  Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Band and many more.

Instruments Played

Eli sings and plays the banjo, guitar, dobro, pedal steel, harmonica and more.  

Venues

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bijou Theatre, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Purple Fiddle, Bobby’s Idle Hour, Rhythm N' Blooms Festival, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Dollywood, Market Square, Scruffy City Hall and many more.

Other Acts 

Eli has opened for acts such as: Darrell Scott, Emily Ann Roberts, Boy Named Banjo, Will Carter & Trisha Jean Brady 

Radio 

Eli worked with radio station WDVX from 2014-2017 as an intern and part time DJ. He hosted shows such as "The Americana Mix" , "Hillbilly Fever" and  "The Bluegrass Special". Eli also did audio editing for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 fund drive thumb drives as well as various tasks for the station. 

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