Elli Perry began her career as a singer/songwriter/guitarist at age 12, when she started finagling her way onto barroom stages around her native state of Georgia. Since then, she has written, recorded, and produced multiple albums, toured aggressively across the United States performing in concert halls, clubs, and honky tonks, and busked on street corners and in train stations around the globe. Her wanderlust has inspired her to take to the stage and the highways with relentless energy, currently averaging over 200 shows a year. Elli released her latest effort, “The Salt & The Sea,” in the summer of 2013. This collection of songs, which has been described as “Southern Gothic Folk,” was written after Perry moved to New Orleans from Brooklyn. The resulting work reflects the haunting sounds of her adopted home, as well as the dark beauty of her Appalachian roots. Aching vocals reveal stories of loss and doubt that could have been pulled from the pages of other pained Southern writers, like William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor. The album’s release began to garner national attention for Perry, with a music video premiere from American Songwriter Magazine, a successful Daytrotter session, and a sponsorship from respected guitar manufacturer The Loar. Elli is currently hiding out somewhere in the American Southwest, writing lots of songs and making vague references to upcoming musical projects.
"Perry's forthcoming album is carved from the mountains that are 'in her bones.' Alt-country and folk-tinged acoustic melodies partner breathy, bluesy, gritty vocals (with just a dash of yodel), across songs that tell you where she's from, where she's been and how far we all have to go." -Jezebel
"We're big fans of Elli Perry's rootsy, gothic chamber-pop" -American Songwriter
"Vulnerable? Yes, but with a razor-sharp edge. You are willing to believe Elli Perry when she's singing. At the first notes, even the most illiterate music fan knows that we are dealing with an original talent." - Alt Country Forum Netherlands
"Slayed and tired, the south is still alive- running through this woman's veins." -Allen Clark, Photographer
"Beautiful and melancholic... it feels almost as if the air surrounding her is full of electricity, you can almost hear it buzzing" -Brooklyn 365