Eli West Trio

Eli West Trio

Bluegrass genius Eli West performed at Shetland Folk Festival in 2015 with Cahalen Morrison where they were “praised to the rafters” by The Shetland Times. We are so excited to have him return with his own group!

It’s always illuminating to ask an artist how they understand music, but Eli West’s perspective is nothing short of ground-breaking. A trained designer, he sees music architecturally, visualizing his compositions spatially. It’s a highly unusual way to think about music, tied to his verdant natural world of the Pacific Northwest. On his new album, Tapered Point of Stone, West lays out original songs and tunes like houses built by hand, weaving their melodies into the setting of acoustic roots music that first inspired him.

Joining Eli will be Patrick M’Gonigle on fiddle (who may be familiar to some audience members as he performed at the Festival in 2017 with The Lonely Heartstring Band), and Forrest Marowitz on double bass.