James Elkington “Ever-Roving Eye” (Paradise of Bachelors, 2020)

First of all, there must be apologies, as this review is late. However, this delay comes from Americana UK doing such a rare album justice. James Elkington crossed the pond in 2000, taking his guitar and voice and England’s loss was Chicago’s gain. Elkington has been a side-man for Jeff Tweedy and Richard Thompson, part of the band The Zincs, and has collaborated with many Chicago-based artists to produce some fine folk instrumental music. Continue reading “James Elkington “Ever-Roving Eye” (Paradise of Bachelors, 2020)”

James Elkington heads back to UK for shows

Yesterday it was the Black Deer Festival we were reporting on.  Today, it’s James Elk-ington. When will it all stop?  Following his tour supporting Jeff Tweedy in January, Chicago-based English songwriter and guitarist Elkington is returning to the UK for a short but sweet headline tour in April.  Elkington has toured, recorded, and/or collaborated with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Joan Shelley and most recently Tortoise, and his forthcoming debut ‘Wintres Woma’ was recorded at Wilco’s Loft, described as “baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago’s finest musicians.” Continue reading “James Elkington heads back to UK for shows”