Eli Slocumb is a 17-year-old mandolin player from Fort Collins. He has been performing in Fort Collins, and throughout Colorado, since he was nine years old, and has had the good fortune of being invited to perform with many great Bluegrass musicians/bands including Pete Wernick, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Front Country, and Trout Steak Revival to name a few. In the summer of 2017 he released his debut album (produced by Tyler Grant), which featured a variety of music including Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Blues, and Latin. The album is being played throughout the US, including on SIRIUS/XM Bluegrass Junction. In 2017 Eli put together a group of seasoned musicians to form his new band. This includes Eric Wiggs (Masontown), Taylor Shuck (Wood Belly), Alex Kukov (Flat Five), and Bridger Dunnagan (Hazel Hue). This new band plays a ripping combination of traditional and progressive Bluegrass, with hot picking and tight vocals. The band opened for Front Country at a November 2017 show at Avogadro's Number, and received a great response.
Hot picking Bluegrass