Song Premiere: Eli West “Brick in the Road”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Eli West’s song “Brick in the Road” from his album Tapered Point of Stone, due out April 23, 2021.  “Brick in the Road” is Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange) on mandolin, Christian Sedelmeyer (Jerry Douglas) on fiddle; Eli West on mandolin, guitar, and banjo; and Clint Mullican (Mandolin Orange) on bass. This is the third album from this quartet, who clearly has some mighty synergy.   

Signs can appear out of the blue to jolt us into another direction in life, and this string-rich music address one of these signs: a significant brick in the road.   Meander along with the imagery and the clear old timey strings of Eli West and this powerhouse lineup.  Plan ahead to get ahold of the whole album too. 

A song written about transition, inspired by a cobble stone street in the Welsh town of Hay on Wye. This small town has a literary festival every year, and feels like a town that would be described in a Roald Dahl book. I love the area of the Welsh boarders north of Bristol, where the horizon is only made up of curving hills, never a flat line. I tend to overthink in general, so sticking to one object is a nice tempering activity. — Eli West

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