At the center of the most potent folk music is a shamanistic vessel that’s traveled miles in the outside world and miles within his or her emotional interior to emerge with music that instantly breaks down walls and opens hearts. Folk singer-songwriter Eli Lev beholds the gifts of such journeys. He’s a searcher, a sage, and a storyteller with a message of unity in song. He pens hymns for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and they offer wisdom culled from self-discovery. His upcoming two-album release, All Roads East and Way Out West, imaginatively and intrepidly connect spheres and generations with a body of work that’s irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and groundbreaking.
“When I’ve been on the road, and I can’t speak the language, I’ve always been able to play a song and suddenly everyone’s singing and dancing. There’s a connection there, and, in that instant, there is a community,” marvels the Washington, D.C.-based artist.
Eli has built a robust profile through wowing audiences whenever he picks up a guitar. Select highlights from his national and international performances include appearing at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada; Music on the Mall Festival in Washington DC; Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for the METRO Performs Series; and playing at the US Capitol building at the invitation of DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Currently, he maintains a busy schedule performing at regional and national venues like the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, and Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia. Eli has opened for national acts such as Shooter Jennings and Ellis Paul and sang the opening song for the 2018 National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, DC.
Chicago based singer/songwriter Angie Campbell brings a heartfelt musical encounter everywhere she goes. All she needs is a chair and an acoustic guitar to take her audience with her into a place of sharing life and love in song that will not soon be forgotten.