Bronson performing in Duluth, Georgia in 2012
|Born||Baltimore, Maryland, United States|
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Genres||Americana, Alt. Country, Contemporary Folk|
|Years active||2000 – present|
|Labels||Saturn 5 Records|
|Associated acts||The Brilliant Inventions|
Eliot Bronson is an American singer-songwriter.
Early life and career
Bronson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing at local coffeehouses and was dubbed a "folk singing wunderkind" by The Baltimore Sun. He later moved to Atlanta, where he formed the duo The Brilliant Inventions. The band became a staple of the Atlanta music scene, winning several local and national music awards and gaining a substantial fan following. In 2010, the band split up and Bronson continued solo, releasing Blackbirds in 2011. In 2012, Bronson released Milwaukee, with his band Yonder Orphans (Kevin Leahy, Will Robertson and Bret Hartley).
In 2014, Bronson signed with independent music label, Saturn 5 Records. The ten-song self-titled album Eliot Bronson was recorded totally analog in Nashville by producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell). Going for feel and vibe over modern perfection, he used a rare Helios mixing console and a tape machine on loan from the Norman Petty Estate, which was also used to record Buddy Holly in the 1950s.
Eliot Bronson was recorded in one week at Cobb's home studio and The Sound Emporium, and mixed the following week. Other musicians on the album include Bret Hartley, Chris Powell, Adam Gardner, Kristen Rogers and Dave Cobb.
The album received critical acclaim and numerous "Top Album" ranking in the United States and Europe. Bronson was dubbed by Bop n Jazz as "maybe the best singer/songwriter since Dylan".
- Blackbirds (2011)
- Milwaukee (2012)
- Eliot Bronson (2014)
- James (2017)
- 2005 Winner Eddie's Attic Shootout (The Brilliant Inventions)
- 2008 Best Local Musical Act from Creative Loafing (The Brilliant Inventions)
- 2009 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Award (The Brilliant Inventions)
- 2011 New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival
- 2013 First Place Winner (country) of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest.
- 2013 Winner Eddie Owen Presents Songwriter Shootout
- 2014 Top 5 Most Added Record on the Americana Internet Radio Chart
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