At 18 years old Eli Fox is already a seasoned multi-instrumentalist and emerging songwriter with 2 releases under his belt.  Eli’s style will take you on a musical journey to the past, present and future.  Eli will throw new original songs at you like " A Little More", "Hillbilly" and even "Grenade Tossing Monkey". 

Eli was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee where the rich musical landscape has contributed to his unique style and development. Eli is continuing an extraordinary passion and desire to learn, practice and listen to all kinds of music past and present.  Eli’s infectious music performances have won over  a growing audience of roots music loving millennials and baby boomers. This is an exciting period for Eli as he now has developed the confidence and clarity to share his original music to a wider audience. 


Aside from Eli's solo work, he has played with various groups and as a founding member of the band Subtle Clutch. He has also played with acts such as The Knoxville Banjo Orchestra and Emily Ann Roberts. 


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

Instruments Played

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


Some of the venues Eli has played include: Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Bijou Theatre, Rhythm N' Blooms Festival, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Dollywood, Market Square, Scruffy City Hall and many more.

Other Acts 

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


Eli worked with radio station WDVX from 2014-2017 as an intern and part time DJ. He hosted on shows such as "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. 

Photo above taken summer 2016