From raw Delta blues covers to heart-bound Americana originals; Norwegian singer/songwriting Eli Gauden knows how to silence a loud room and create an atmosphere you don't want to leave. By combining the honesty and complexity of her own stories with the simplicity of the roots, she expressed the darkest emotions with an angle-like touch, and pulls the listener in.
Eli’s path took a sudden twist when she moved to the US in 2013. Now, back in Norway, she is one of few girls to be found with a slide on her finger and resonator guitar. Her music is grounded and patient, creating a wondering and positive, influenced by writers such as Gillian Welch, Leonard Cohen, Robert Johnson and John Mayer.
Eli has played festivals and shows in the US, south Europe, and is now centered on the Norwegian music scene. She has released two EPs, and three singles. The latest EP, “Follow Me Home” was printed on Vinyl and stood as a statement for climate-change.
"Eli’s vibe is not angry or bitter; instead she is reflective and self-aware, demonstrating an ability to tap into the raw, and sometimes hard to speak about, feelings of humanity with empathy and compassion."
Eli will be on
Norway-tour in March/April 2020.
“Eli Gauden's latest tune, Homebound Travel, is folk perfection! We can't help but falling in love with the pure lyrical essence that this tune possesses. Our favorite aspect you ask? The truthful qualities that Eli Gauden holds in her performance. We can't get enough!.”
Gas Mask Magazine
‘Another Day’ is a relaxing coffee shop ballad, deserving a place in everyone’s favourite chill playlist.
"It was a pleasure to host her! She has been the less annoying and cleanest* guest I've ever welcomed to our venue! (*apart from her black guitar fingers )"
Marc Peitler - US Mex Terrazza, Switzerland.
"What I appreciate most about Eli’s style is its grace and naturalness; one feels she absolutely belongs in the venue."
Jonthan Eden, Program Manager at Mary Baker Library
“Eli presents conscientious lyrics that exhibit a bold honesty. Her vocals are at once softhearted and warm, yet understatedly fearless, self-assured under the skin. From the moment Eli sings, the room inside your awe-struck heart makes a space for her tender performance.”
Please Pass the Indie
We don’t want to spoil the fun too much for you, but we will say that “Another Day” is the textbook definition of a perfect song. Gauden’s masterpiece is unmatched in execution from concept to production.
Gas Mask Magazine
“Eli’s vibe is not angry or bitter; instead she is reflective and self-aware, demonstrating an ability to tap into the raw, and sometimes hard to speak about, feelings of humanity with empathy and compassion; these complex feelings are in the hands of a skilled song-writer and intelligent lyricist who is an expert at her craft.”
“Honest writing from someone truly pursuing a life in music, who isn't knocked by the complexities of the journey, or is, but channels it into the music! What better way to share our struggles and stories.”
Jennifer MacMahon, Songwriter/producer/artist