September 4, 2019
Songs to No One, the latest album from Charlotte folk group Elonzo Wesley, transports the listener from the very first notes of track one, “Human Bean.” The recording is intimate and close, with every violin swell and pick of the guitar sounding like it’s in the room with you. The mellow, quiet, no-frills attitude to these tracks conjures the feeling of sitting around a porch with loved ones on a balmy Carolina evening as the sun begins to set. It is warm and comforting, like listening to some friends playing through some of their songs for the pure joy of it, blissfully unaware of the audience listening to the recordings.
Jeremy Davis, the singer-songwriter behind Elonzo Wesley, performs both as a solo artist and with a string band. This new collection of songs features the strings heavily, with upright bass, violin, and mandolin adorning the tracks, as well as smatterings of harmonies (see the gorgeous harmonies on the chorus of “Rock and Roll”). But what truly shines throughout is Davis’ growth as a songwriter. Although this album was written and recorded in a short period of time in order to have new material to showcase on his tour, the material is mature and as strong as anything on his last album, Spec, or anything released by his previous band, Elonzo.
Charleston City Paper: “Summerville-born Jeremy Davis sings Songs to No One on latest Elonzo Wesley album”
For Jeremy Davis, life is about pursuing what you love and spreading love to others — utimately, doing your part as a human being. The Charlotte, N.C.-based artist finds his musical roots in family and the styles of swaying bluegrass heard in the Appalachian region. While speaking on what he writes about, his recording process, and his experience as an artist, Davis says he’s focused on his work and adapts to the many changes that the life of a professional musician may bring. Channeling all that inspires his music, Davis’ band, Elonzo Wesley, is preparing to drop its sophomore studio album, Songs to No One.
We are very excited to be a part of the Shakori Hills Grassroots festival this year in Pittsboro NC. Check out the schedule and grab some tickets.
Hello all. We’ve got a new single out today called Human Bean. Its the first song off of our upcoming album, Songs to No One. We’ve also got a pre-order up at Bandcamp if you would like to order a CD or the digital version directly from us when it comes out on this September (09/06/19).
We are thrilled to announce our full summer schedule today along with our next studio recording, Songs to No One, which will be coming out on September 6th, 2019. Between now and then we’ll be hitting the road to bring the tunes to you personally. Check out all the dates and mark your calendars. Cheers y’all.
Announced our first festival of the year today! It’s our pleasure to be coming back for the third time to the NC Brewers s and Music Festival.
We’re coming in hot this year. It’s our pleasure to announce our live album, Live at the Evening Muse, February 2018 is coming out today! We’ve been waiting for the right time to release it, so thank you for being patient. It’s on all your favorite streaming and download sites.
Also, we’re very excited to announce our winter tour dates, complete with a run out to Colorado, followed by our next hometown show at Free Range Brewing, Charlotte NC. Save 5 bucks and get tickets in advance if you’ll be in the area. We’d really like to see you there! We’re coming back to a few of our favorite places this winter and coming to a bunch of new spots as well, so check out our full schedule linked below and we’ll #seeyousomewhere!
And last. Ah yes last. We will be recording this weekend making our next album. Keep an eye out for updates from studio-land.
Hope to see you all somewhere. ✌️
So excited for our collaboration with our friends over at Baran Dance. Purchase tickets at the link below. For one night only, we’ll be doing two special sets of death and murder songs, along with interactive dancing. Come dressed in your undead best! See ya there. Tickets go on sale Monday, 9/18.