From the Blog:
November 4th, 2013
I was honored to turn on my computer this morning and see a wonderful review of "At The Seams" by Tom Semioli of Minor 7th:
That voice! You'll recognize it everywhere.
Eli Conley possesses the rare gift of a distinctive vocal timbre that separates him from scores of singer-songwriters in the modern folk ilk.
On his stunning debut long-player At The Seams, Conley partners with multi-instrumental producer Michael Connolly who is wonderfully skilled on keys, upright bass, accordion, dobro, lap steel, and mandolin to name a few. 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. Every track is a winner, though I will single out three cuts in particular: the funky 'I Found You,' the melodramatic 'What Is It About Me' and the tender ballad 'Draw the Line' are among the best as Conley's percussive guitar rhythms and vocal phrases divinely intertwine.
This is the stuff that long, successful careers are made of.
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