Playing older than his 26 years, Eli Winter has long demonstrated mastery over solo guitar composition and performance, with praise from Pitchfork, The Guardian, Stereogum, NPR and others. Winter’s latest album, Eli Winter (Three Lobed, 2022), lives up to the promise that is inherent within the mere construct of an eponymous album—a statement, a reinvention. Assisted by a murderer’s row of peers and contemporaries including Cameron Knowler, Yasmin Williams, David Grubbs, Ryley Walker, Tyler Damon, jaimie branch and others, Eli Winter showcases a compositional depth and authoritative skill only hinted at on Winter’s rightfully acclaimed previous work. Is it folk? Rock? Jazz? Something simply “other”? The answer to all of these questions is “yes.” Winter will play with Chicago music luminaries Sam Wagster (Fruit Bats, pedal steel) and Tyler Damon (Circuit des Yeux, drums).
09/16/2023 - 7:00 pm - Sound Room
Eileen Myles with Ryan Sawyer and Steve Gunn + Eli Winter Trio
Eli Winter's music is the sound of an artist escaping any lingering shadows of his primary influences and coming into his own.TICKETS