Grab your hat and your boots and come join us for the Eli Young Band who will be performing at the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival on Saturday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Pavilion.
With three number one hits under their belt as well as a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for their hit “Crazy Girl,” the Eli Young Band approached their second Republic Nashville album, 10,000 Towns, with a sense of confidence and purpose. “We were genuinely excited about making this new record,” says bassist Jon Jones.
It’s been a long, steady rise for Jones, Thompson, lead vocalist Mike Eli and guitarist James Young, but the same four musicians have been together from the start and are now reaping the rewards. They began performing together in 2000 while attending North Texas State University, and honed their skills on the Lone Star state’s competitive music circuit by building a rabid fan base who appreciated their potent live shows and the edgy passionate indie albums that preceded their major label ascension.
The Eli Young Band has worked hard to get to this point and is enjoying their current success the way they earned it – TOGETHER. “We set out to do this as a career and made the commitment to each other a long time ago and here we are 14 years later. None of us can imagine doing anything else,” Jones says. More information about the Eli Young Band can be found on their website at www.eliyoungband.com.