|Elliot Holden: Eudoknowmi|
Elliot Holden (guitar); Keith Jenkins (Bass); Lil John Roberts (drums), Yonrico Scott (drums); Melvin "Melly" Baldwin (drums); Edward Wilson (Bass)
The legendary classical guitarist, Andres Segovia, always suggested a guitar player hold the instrument close to the chest, for "the poetry of the music should resound in the heart."
The premise of music with heart is at the center of the compositions of Atlanta guitarist, Elliot Holden, who is set to release his third recording, Eudoknowmi. There is a brash, no holds barred, exuberant energy to the tunes Holden writes and there is good reason he was chosen by Guitar Player as a featured player in their Spotlight section.
When he was fourteen, Holden found his calling after hearing Eric Johnson's "Cliff's of Dover" and hasn't stopped playing since.
Eudoknowmi encompasses tunes taken from Holden's life experiences. "For me, everything is a musical inspiration". Holden notes the most popular pre-release from the record is a song he wrote for a friend who passed away. "Johanny is definitely the song people gravitate to. Instrumental music can very much convey an emotion, a feeling and the depth of an event." Joined by Lil John Roberts - drums (Janet Jackson, Jill Scott), Grammy winner Yonrico Scott – drums (Derek Trucks Band),Melvin "Melly" Baldwin - drums (Justin Beiber, Indigo Girls, New Edition), Keith Jenkins - bass (James Brown) and Grammy Winner Kofi Burbridge - keyboard and flute (Derek Trucks Band) and recorded at Stonehenge Studios in Atlanta by acclaimed engineer Jim Zumpano, Eudoknowmi fuses the best of the classic masters with Holden's unique melodic sound.