British singer-songwriter with new vinyl release 'ODE'
Santi Elijah Holley
3939 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR, 97227
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
British singer-songwriter Bobby Long emerged from London’s club scene with a reputation for creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics. He relocated to New York in 2009 and has since released three CDs inhabited by powerful original material: A Winter Tale (2011)—an homage to his acoustic roots; Wishbone (2013)—with a grittier sound that showcases his sorrow-filled voice and his stellar guitar playing; and the latest, Ode to Thinking, which applies his varied musical influences to a collection of compelling new songs. Recorded in Austin, Texas, Ode to Thinking was made possible by a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign and was released worldwide by Nashville-based Compass Records in August, 2015. The vinyl release called Ode, comprising six tracks from the CD and three previously unreleased tracks is a “Record Store Day First” selection and will be available everywhere on February 26.
Santi Elijah Holley
Santi Elijah Holley is a singer, guitar player, and songwriter, based in Portland, Oregon. Formerly of Portland's dark country blues band, Blind Bartimaeus, Holley began performing exclusively as a solo act in early 2013. He has since been invited to support such national and international touring acts as Patterson Hood, Whitehorse, and Jamie N Commons, among others. In the autumn of 2013 he released his debut solo album, Better Days By & By, accompanied by former Blind Bartimaeus bandmates, Liz Chibucos and Allen Clayton; Lanie White, formerly of Closely Watched Trains; Moorea Masa, from Ural Thomas & the Pain; and Grammy-nominated musician Amanda Richards. Holley's songs explore the interaction between religion and sexuality, love and hate, life and death, while remaining rooted in classic American musical traditions and storytelling.