Elise Carver, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Camille Rose
Los Angeles, CA
Doors at 7:30 pm
- Elise Carver - 8:15
- The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers - 9pm
- Camille Rose - 10:40
Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Elise Carver is a force to be reckoned with. Elise grew up in Tucson, Arizona as one fourth of a musical family. As her mother was a classical pianist turned dinner theater entertainer, Elise's first job consisted of playing drums in the pit band for rambunctious, touristy, welcome-to-Arizona style dinner theater musicals. Elise then moved to Boston to study classical voice at Boston University, earning her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance. Trading in her operatic voice for something a little more edgy, Elise moved to LA to pursue a career in music. Over the years, Elise has performed all sorts of genres in all manners of ensembles, including: singing soprano with the renowned Tanglewood Festival Chorus for several seasons, singing with the Boston Pops, playing violin in an Andean music group, performing mariachi music in her hometown of Tucson, and performing with an LA rock and blues cover band known as the Saboteurs. Elise released a self-titled EP in 2009 and is currently working on the tracks for her next album.
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers began as a collective of friends getting together in the summer of 2010. A choir of up to 15 revived the old Gospel spirit with songs like “I Shall Not Be Moved”, “12 Gates”, and “In My Time of Dying”. Slowly they evolved into a band of 6, committed to embracing the richness found in early 20th century recordings. Influenced by past Gospel musicians such as The Dixie Hummingbirds, Washington Phillips and Sister Rosetta Tharpe as well as current bands like The Black Keys, Wilco, and Calexico, the band creates a unique style drawing from rhythm and blues, alt-country, indie rock and folk.
A rousing celebration of traditional Americana music has always been the hallmark of The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers. A full length album released in 2015, Heavenly Fire, brims with fiery melodies and country moods, highlighting the band's notoriety for crafting original Gospel material. Their debut album laid the foundation for two successful North American tours, including appearances at prestigious festivals such as Winnipeg Folk Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Austin City Limits, and Voodoo Fest of New Orleans. The album also garnered high-profile song placements (MTV, Showtime, Amazon, Discovery Channel), as well as popular playlist spots.
Their sophomore effort, "No Glory" featured a return to the Gospel roots that the group was founded on. The songs range from all out rockers to smooth a cappella numbers. The band's thumping rhythm section and choir singing places them in a unique position in which they constantly blend Americana music genres (blues, folk, country, and soul). They have just finished their third full length album, "I Will Rise."
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers / Elise Carver / Camille Rose