I'm very excited to announce this single, my first ever studio recording, and an upcoming show for all y'all in Houston.
It's called "Take No Notice," originally released by my friend Adele Nicholas' label Impossible Colors. My friend Finn Clark recorded, mixed and mastered it, and it sounds amazing. It comes with a digital-only B-side, "Woodlawn Waltz," recorded by my dear friend Gabe Barrón. I have a few copies le...ft for sale--hit me up here or find me at a show to get one. Both songs written and inspired by my time thus far in Chicago.
I'm also really excited to be playing Walter's Downtown with my friends Mitchell Watson and Amanda Pascali on Sunday, August 6th! It's gonna be a great show. You can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426627554059382/
More music is on the horizon. Watch this space.
thanks to mark barton for the kind words about the single:
"Immaculate and exquisite, just two words that we here at least, draw in humbled conclusion as being the only way to describe ‘take no notice’ by Eli Winter. A thing of quiet majesty, at once both intimate and intricate, much like Eric Arn mentioned earlier, Mr Winter practices a lost art that immediately upon hearing, recollections of John Fahey and Jack Rose instantly step to fore of the mind. Here the finger pickin...g is deftly spun, the melodies genuflecting, cascading and swirling with a harmonious lushness to create an airy waltz to colour a palette rich in a detail so vivid and sharp that you swear it’s genteel opining where intrinsically at one with the very elements of nature themselves. On reflection perhaps, in recent memory at least, only Scott William Urquhart veers into the same thoughtfully studious classicism."
excited to play christmas island on saturday night! i'll be opening the show. come out:
woke up to this great review of my new single from doom and gloom in the tomb, who says:
'A fresh digital single from Chicago-based guitarist Eli Winter, who weaves a delicate and wonderfully detailed acoustic tapestry on these two tunes. Lovely, meditative stuff that suggests some serious guitar soli talent...'
good morning. today bandcamp is donating their share of sales to the transgender law center in oakland. i am, too. eliwinter.bandcamp.com
$7 cover // doors at 8 PM // show at 9 PM
I hear quite a few young people with talent, but very few who work to develop that talent. Amanda is one of those few. -- Ken Gaines (Anderson Fair, Kerrville Folk Festival)
Eli Winter is a guitarist and songwriter attending the University of Chicago. A rising star in Houston's experimental music scene, fans and musicians alike have long noted both his musicianship and the improvisational nature of his live performances, especially for someone twenty years old. But his move to Chicago has seen him write an accompanying burst of new songs—one, “Take No Notice,” was just released on Impossible Colors in the spring—with compositional chops to match his skill on the guitar.
I had a great time with my friends Garrett and Will Csorba last night! We're playing Andy McLeod's song "Delaware County" here. Will and Andy are touring the east coast later this month--don't miss them.
hey: this is from a show I played at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in May. more shows coming soon!
thanks once again to the Louder House for having me! looking forward to playing there again.
this is a live recording from a show I played at the Robie House last month. my friend Chris Good plays on the second track.
good news to come.