BIO

At 18 years old Eli Fox is already a seasoned acoustic 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 Appalachian musical landscape from blues to bluegrass 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. 

Projects

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. 

Influences

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, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, piano and more.  

Venues

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.