Tenacious, innovative string musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad heart, the ELB throws down soulful folk songs with an unusual live show. While their third release, the 2016 Jump the Fire brought a feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, it’s the effusive audience response that keeps them touring around the world. Evie Ladin & Keith Terry lead a double life, between the Trad/Folk Circuit and the International Body Music Scene. It’s the intermingling of music and dance, adventurous visual rhythms, with clever lyrics and mature arrangements, that make the ELB so potent, the performance experience a stand-out.
A prolific singer-songwriter, dancer and square dance caller, the polyrhythmic heat of Evie’s clawhammer banjo has been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. “She can write, she can sing, and she pulls back from the saccharine brink with wit – a sharp intelligence.” –Grant Alden, No Depression