Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings
The music of Eli August is akin to the waters of a great river. It’s always moving and pushing forward, whether through percussive guitar and banjo, or the urgency of delicately crafted lyrics; the music never looks back. The Dark Americana music is, at its roots, devoted to romantics and those who reflect upon their days with a certain longing for the past. Eli is often backed by an ever-changing East Coast collective called The Abandoned Buildings, who bring rich and earthy orchestrations to the settings imagined in August’s songwriting, from the deep undulations of the ocean to the quiet mystery of the forest and the openness of the dry and dusty road. Whether solo or along with the Abandoned Buildings, Eli will have you tapping your foot, singing along and reminiscing of your own long-ago journeys.