Eliot Bronson

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Eliot Bronson
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Bronson performing in Duluth, Georgia in 2012
Background information
BornBaltimore, Maryland, United States
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
GenresAmericana, Alt. Country, Contemporary Folk
Years active2000 – present
LabelsSaturn 5 Records
Associated actsThe Brilliant Inventions

Eliot Bronson is an American singer-songwriter.

Early life and career[edit]

Bronson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing at local coffeehouses and was dubbed a "folk singing wunderkind"[1] by The Baltimore Sun.[1][2] 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.[3] In 2010, the band split up and Bronson continued solo, releasing Blackbirds in 2011.[4] In 2012, Bronson released Milwaukee, with his band Yonder Orphans (Kevin Leahy, Will Robertson and Bret Hartley).

Career (2014–present)[edit]

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".

In August 2017, he released his next album James. The album includes "Rough Ride", a song about fellow Baltimorean Freddie Gray.[5]


  • Blackbirds (2011)
  • Milwaukee (2012)
  • Eliot Bronson (2014)
  • James (2017)



  1. ^ a b Shapiro, Stephanie (21 June 2000). "Musicians aid each other". The Baltimore Sun. p. 1E.
  2. ^ Morgan, Tanoah (March 19, 1999). "Folk music reprise enters seventh year". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Love, Bret (October 2011). "All by Myself". Jezebel Magazine. p. 46. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  4. ^ Love, Bret. "THE MUSIC YEAR IN REVIEW: Our Critics Rank 2011 Best Albums". InSite Magazine. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Johns, Myke (September 21, 2017). "New Album Looks At Another Side Of Atlanta Singer Eliot Bronson". WABE 90.1.
  6. ^ Stonely, Amanda (August 15, 2011). "Me & Thee presents Cheryl Wheeler". Boston Globe. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  7. ^ "AMA Charts". Americana Music Associates. Retrieved 31 January 2015.

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