Eli Conley & Humble Tripe

Eli Conley & Humble Tripe

Apr 4, 2015 |  0 comments
Date: Apr 4, 2015 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $12 in advance/$15 day of show Type: indieFolk

2 of our favorites in one night!

Eli Conley is a Bay Area-based singer-songwriter with a voice that shifts deftly from country choirboy to soulful croon at the turn of a phrase. Steeped in Americana music and the singer-songwriter tradition, he crafts modern day folk songs for misfits from the raw material of his life as a gay man with Ashland, Virginia roots. “Oh what gorgeous, soulful music!” raves Laura Love, “It knocked me off my easy chair.  Eli Conley’s writing and singing are exquisite.”

Though Eli began writing songs in his Hanover bedroom at the age of 16, it was only in 2010 that he made the shift to full time musician, first gaining attention with his trio Eli Conley & Hip for Squares. Since that time, Eli has opened for the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Cafe du Nord in San Francisco, and for Grammy-winning singer Kimya Dawson at the Mount Tabor Theater in Portland for Project Believe in Me, a youth anti-bullying organization. In September 2013 Eli released At The Seams, his first studio album. Eli recorded the album at Empty Sea Studios in Seattle with producer Michael Connolly of Coyote Grace, whose list of credits also includes playing with the Indigo Girls, and producing albums for Tylan (of Girlyman). Tom Semioli of Minor 7th writes, “Akin [to] the classic era of the singer songwriter genre – think Jackson Browne, early Elton John, Stephen Stills, and the more recent work of Melissa Etheridge – Conley’s cinematic lyrics and strong sense of melody along with Connolly’s spare, supportive arrangements serve artist and the listener well. Unforgettable songs of love, yearning, and spirituality abound.”

visit his website: http://www.eliconley.com/

stud-green1-1Shawn Luby and Stud Green blew the audience away at the Round 8 Songwriter’s Showdown Shootout – and they took home the BIG PRIZE! Humble Tripe is the musical project of Shawn Luby. A competitive classical guitar player in his youth, Luby received national recognition as one of the country’s leading string players, only to walk away in pursuit of a career in clinical laboratory science. After an almost decade-long hiatus as a performer, Luby found his way back to music as a singer-songwriter with the formation of Humble Tripe, and the release of their 2010 debut album, Counting Stars. National tours followed, landing Humble Tripe on stage with the likes of Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Ben SolleeMount Moriah (Merge Records) and Katharine Whalen (Squirrel Nut Zippers). Humble Tripe returns this fall with a stunning sophomore album entitled simply, The Giving.

Combining modern Americana, folk, and rock with the delicacy and movement found in their classical roots, The Giving showcases a dramatic leap forward in the maturity and richness of Humble Tripe. “With this album, I wanted to take the time to grow the songs, to create a depth to the arrangements that reflected my classical upbringing while allowing me to expand myself as a songwriter, singer and musician” says Luby.
The Giving features many of the same players as Humble Tripe’s debut, including Melissa York (Amy Ray, the ButchiesTeam Dresch) and Berklee school of music graduate, Stud Green. The release also marks the introduction of York as producer. The union of York’s punk, hip-hop aesthetic with Luby’s classical spirt pushes the boundaries of folk-Americana resulting in a haunting landscape of beautiful swells, dramatic tension and space.
With vocal performances simultaneously evoking that of Neil Young and Mazzy Star, Luby’s latest collection reflects a journey from songwriter to symphony, from delicate to dynamic, resting on tender storytelling shoulders, all the while delivering a graceful offering: The Giving.

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