A cozy night at Eddie’s Attic listening to the storytelling talents of Eliot Bronson and his band Yonder Orphans seemed like the perfect plans for a rainy Friday evening. An Atlanta favorite and Open Mic Shootout alum, Eliot created an intimate environment that those who flock to the Attic crave. The show was packed out as I was only able to snag the last barstool in the corner which I think ends up being one of the best seats in the house.
Eliot’s band, the Yonder Orphans provided an incredibly talented backbone for his performance, including a lap steel and a cello. Eliot’s sound reminded me what I love about live music as the show ranged from swampy country, to folk, and rock and you did not know what was coming next. The songs I enjoyed most were “Longshot” and “One Mississippi” that highlight Eliot’s huskier side of his voice. Towards the end of the night, Eliot played a song which he revealed was about his mother and that he never played the song live. Personally, it was the song I enjoyed most, especially with the intimate story that accompanied that song to make you feel the power of the song that much more. I highly recommend that he play that song more often as it was fantastic.
You can get Eliot Bronson & the Yonder Orphan’s latest album, Milwaukee now on Itunes.