Eli Lev

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“With a commanding vocal presence Eli Lev sings with the experience of a life lived to the fullest. Instrumentally rich, every single detail is thoughtfully considered and executed.” – Skope Mag

Rising singer-songwriter Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer the wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery. The Maryland-based artist has just completed his epic Four Directions project which includes four EPs that were inspired by indigenous traditions he learned while teaching on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. His four part EP releases, All Roads East (2017) and Way out West (2018), Deep South (2019), and True North (2021) – imaginatively and intrepidly connect spheres and generations within a body of work that is irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and down-to-earth. A cross between The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers, Lev has opened for both Shooter Jennings and Lee DeWyze, performed at The Kennedy Center and 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and toured extensively around the world.

“Eli Lev has one of the most charming voices we’ve heard ever heard and his vocal performance in this song is powerful and catchy.” – Cheers to the Vikings

“Lev, his craft and his success are indicative of some of the truly incredible things that modern music technology has made possible. By connecting with thousands of people from across the globe and sharing a message of unity, Lev is able to enjoy one of the greatest things that anyone—especially musicians—can enjoy: community.” – American Songwriter

“With his latest single, “Dancin on the Lawn,” indie-folk singer-songwriter and free spirit Eli Lev delivers an instant pick-me-up that’s guaranteed to chase away even the deepest blues. The upbeat track envelops the listener, capturing the joy and resilient spirit of humanity. It serves as yet another reminder of why growing global audiences consider Lev among the best of the Washington, DC creative scene.” – Alchemical Records

“Eli Lev shines a sonic flashlight into his listeners ears to illuminate their brain cells with sheer joy and positivity on his new single, ’To the Stars’. Fundamentally feel-good, Lev makes use of familiar upbeat melodies and a full folk pop sound giving the track a contemporary feeling without losing itself in a web of “sounds like” contemporaries.” – When the Horn Blows