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About Elana James
"Her fiddle...evokes memories of the wizardry of Stephane Grappelli and the magic of Johnny Gimble....Special, original, and a true treasure. Listen." -Fred Foster, Produ...
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Genres:
Jazz, Alternative, Ameripolitan, Country, Folk, Hot Jazz, Western Swing, Americana, Roots
Band Members:
“Elana James' throaty violin solos arrived in terse, epigrammatic phrases with a sprint, every so often, into chromatic harmony. She also sang in a breathy, un-self-conscious voice that made every double-entendre seductive.”, Jon Pareles, New York Times...............“[James’s] inventive violin style can still conjure up the unique image of Bob Wills strolling through Tin Pan Alley.” -Sean Daly, JazzTimes...............“James takes her inspiration from former Texas Playboy fiddler Johnny Gimble, but her playing also offers a nod to the red-hot stylings of jazz violin pioneer Stuff Smith.” -Greg Cahill, allthingsstrings.com..............., “A welcome, raw, chromatically-fueled intensity” -New York Music Daily ..............."A beautiful voice, a fantastic musician, with the heart and soul of an angel." -Willie Nelson...............“An infectious combination of verbal wit and instrumental guile.” -NPR
Hometown:
Prairie Village, Kansas

Fan Reviews
Liam
November 9th 2017
Fantastic concert
Bury, United Kingdom@
The Met
About Elana James
"Her fiddle...evokes memories of the wizardry of Stephane Grappelli and the magic of Johnny Gimble....Special, original, and a true treasure. Listen." -Fred Foster, Produ...
Read More
Genres:
Jazz, Alternative, Ameripolitan, Country, Folk, Hot Jazz, Western Swing, Americana, Roots
Band Members:
“Elana James' throaty violin solos arrived in terse, epigrammatic phrases with a sprint, every so often, into chromatic harmony. She also sang in a breathy, un-self-conscious voice that made every double-entendre seductive.”, Jon Pareles, New York Times...............“[James’s] inventive violin style can still conjure up the unique image of Bob Wills strolling through Tin Pan Alley.” -Sean Daly, JazzTimes...............“James takes her inspiration from former Texas Playboy fiddler Johnny Gimble, but her playing also offers a nod to the red-hot stylings of jazz violin pioneer Stuff Smith.” -Greg Cahill, allthingsstrings.com..............., “A welcome, raw, chromatically-fueled intensity” -New York Music Daily ..............."A beautiful voice, a fantastic musician, with the heart and soul of an angel." -Willie Nelson...............“An infectious combination of verbal wit and instrumental guile.” -NPR
Hometown:
Prairie Village, Kansas

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