Join Luke and Catherine Fleischman in welcoming Eli Conley back to central Virginia as part of his Strong and Tender CD release tour. He'll be accompanied by Joel Price on mandolin, violin, and harmonies.
Sunday, May 7
2 PM - 6 PM
1304 Sports Lake Road
New Canton VA 23123
2 sets starting at 2pm
Open jam to follow
Suggested donation $25.00
Proceeds Benefit the Center for Rural Culture
Please bring a dish or beverage to share
Enjoy an afternoon of great music for a great cause in a casual, charming location!
“Oh what gorgeous, soulful music! It knocked me off my easy chair.
Eli Conley’s writing and singing are exquisite.” Laura Love
On stage, Eli Conley is an earnest yet funny storyteller. His songs address big themes like love, aging, and death through the concrete and immediate details of daily life: a stolen truck, a flopping fish, a dime in the pocket. Eli has been featured in the Huffington Post and the Advocate. He’s opened for Grammy-winner Kimya Dawson and the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, and founded Queer Country West Coast, a Bay Area series featuring LGBTQ country artists.
Eli’s music is grounded in folk tradition, and he comes by it honestly. He grew up in a small town in central Virginia, and got his musical education listening to his parents’ collection of hundreds of albums by singer-songwriters and roots musicians. He also spent years studying classical singing and picking out Broadway hits of the 40’s and 50’s on the piano. By the time he picked up a guitar at 15, he already had a working knowledge of song structure and music theory – tools that helped him grow into the careful craftsman he is today.
At heart, Eli is a clear-eyed songwriter with high hopes for the human race. His songs urge us to love ourselves even when it feels like the world does not. You can’t help but sing along. www.eliconley.com
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