About daniel ellsworth and the great lakes
"3 1/2 out of 4 Stars. Jeff Tweedy and Josh Ritter are among the names dropped on the Nashvillian's latest bio — and fittingly so, it turns out, as Ellsworth shares their knack for twisting old-soul sensibilities into unmistakably modern tunes... There's the punchy piano work and light soul vocal inflections of classic Elton John, but it's charged with the sort of funky snap and schoolyard melodies that currently light up VH1's Top 20."
~ The Tennessean ~
After one record and over two years of heavy touring under his belt, Daniel Ellsworth is embarking on a new journey of sorts. On the self-titled new EP, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Ellsworth finds himself abandoning the piano based-only concept of his first release for a more full band approach.
Under the studio supervision of producer, engineer, and band mate, Mike Odmark, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes’ seven tracks seem to effortlessly blend the classic sounds of the seventies with a modern pop sensibility. The Nashville Rage wrote that Ellsworth’s music “…offers a decent idea of what spring break sounded like in 1972.”
Influenced by the writing of artists ranging from the likes of Jeff Tweedy and Josh Ritter to Elton John and Neil Young, yet with a definite style all his own, Ellsworth writes with a heartfelt honesty about love, religion, culture, and everything in between.
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes make Americana, folk, jazz, and soul-influenced pop music. From the toe-tapping catchiness of Electric In Love to the dark yet hopeful track, Signal, they create a sound that is as unique as it is accessible, as dynamic as it is simple, and as timeless as it is contemporary.
As Daniel and band begin to venture out on cross-country journeys with this new batch of songs, they hope you will take some time to listen to, love, share, and possibly even purchase their brand new EP, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes.
In 2009, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes will be hitting the road for heaps and heaps of shows across the country. Stay tuned for updates and make sure to catch a show near you! See you on the road!