Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Cutis Eller’s American Circus
I really dig Curtis Eller. He’s come out to the Bay Area to play a couple of times in the past couple of years. I happened upon his banjo playing, great singing voice, thoughtful songwriting and wild physicality at a club one night and was completely taken in. These aren’t jump around dance songs, but we love them and listen to them often.
One cool by-product is that his songs have started lots of very interesting discussions about Buster Keaton, Amelia Earhart, Coney Island, pigeon racing, Stephen Foster, Al Jolson, Elvis Presley, and other very interesting topics. We’ve learned all kinds of cool stuff.
Plus, he yodels.
Curtis Eller’s American Circus – Amelia Earhart
Curtis Eller’s American Circus – Stephen Foster
Curtis Eller’s American Circus – Red Red Robin
His live shows are totally not all ages, but if you live in NYC or the UK (or check his myspace page for other venues) you should definitely check him out. He’s super dynamic. A great fun show.
-deb in sf
Posted by deb in sf at 8:36 PM