7:30 - 9:30 pm
Friday January 24, 2003
Mike Elosh is a Washington D.C. singer/songwriter
who began performing as a solo acoustic artist in 1997. His live
shows and self-titled CD recording debut earned him the respect
of his peers, and in 1998 he was nominated by members of the Washington>
Area Music Association as the Best Male Vocalist in
the Traditional Folk category.
He learned to play music by listening to old time and country music
greats such as Mississippi John Hurt, The Carter Family
and Hank Williams. Mike Elosh is most often compared to
Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan or John Prine.
Like most artists, he feels uncomfortable with comparisons but says
people want to put me in that good company, I really can't complain."
His influences aside, Elosh displays depth and originality in his
songs and performances.
Mike Elosh's 1999 release Black Ink marks
the next step in the development of this accomplished songwriter
and performing artist as he broadens his full time touring schedule
to include regions beyond the Washington, Virginia and Maryland
Seating is limited