Luke Elliot

Early Show

Luke Elliot

Tue, October 24, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Luke Elliot
Luke Elliot
It’s no wonder that Germany's Rolling Stone compared Luke Elliot to some of the greatest sonic storytellers of our time when they wrote, "Luke Elliot's style is timeless, his songs tell stories and comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, or Tom Waits are therefore not uncommon." This Princeton, New Jersey-bred singer/songwriter/pianist journey began the old-fashioned way — working his way up from playing small bars in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to some of the most legendary clubs in the country, such as NYC's Mercury Lounge and Webster Hall and Philadelphia's World Café Live. At the time, The Aquarian Weekly wrote that Elliot is "taking the New York music scene by storm,". But it was an introduction to Rihanna's original manager, Christa Shaub, which would lead to a chance meeting with an influential Norwegian journalist that would send his career on a fast-track trajectory in Europe. And, though he'd never been out of the country, Elliot found himself spending a whirlwind two years in Europe, recording in Norway and then embarking on sold-out tours, performing to thousands of new fans, appearing on major TV shows, and drawing the praise of the European press. Le Parisien wrote, "He brings life to his compositions with conviction, and makes us live a great concert hour... Luke Elliot shines with the stars." Elliot's penchant for storytelling and fascination with topics a bit out-of-the norm is front-and-center on his already critically acclaimed debut full-length release, Dressed for the Occasion, which is set for a summer 2017 release on Jullian Records in the U.S.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com