Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Release Avalon This Week at The Velvet Note!
COMING SOON: Avalon, the first full-length album from the acoustic guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris “Critter” Eldridge, will be released on October 7, 2014. It was produced by friend and fan Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids and recorded live from the stage of the 1920?s-era Avalon Theatre in Easton, Maryland over two days last April. The duo’s previous EP, Close To Picture, which focused on original compositions, was an effort to explore, as Eldridge puts it, “he sounds and textures that are uniquely possible on a flat-top steel-string guitar.” Avalon is an unfiltered document of the pair’s live set, a mix of originals and covers that illustrate the breadth of the American songbook as Lage and Eldridge perceive it, incorporating bluegrass, country, gospel, old-time music and jazz. There was no playback, no overdubs, just the duo’s eloquent, in-the-moment musical repartee, all channeled through Pattengale’s discerning ear.
Read the New Yorker article on the Lage and Eldridge listening experience HERE.
Shortly after Avalon’s release, Lage and Eldridge will perform on Friday, October 24th at The Velvet Note Acoustic Living Room in Alpharetta. For more information, go to http://thevelvetnote.com/julian-lage-and-chris-eldridge or by calling 855.5.VELVET.