Daily Discovery: Eli Rhodes, “Backroad Beer”

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Eli Rhodes new EP, Running Out of Jesus, including his song “Backroad Beer,” came out July 15th. You can check it out here on Bandcamp.

ARTIST: Eli Rhodes

SONG: Backroad Beer 

BIRTHDATE: 02/01/1988



AMBITIONS: Make a living writing songs, write songs that make an impact and stand the test of time.

TURN-OFFS: Bad breath, no personality, arrogance

TURN-ONS: Intelligence, humble, great smile, eyes

DREAM GIG: Getting paid to write and produce my own albums/The Hollywood Bowl/ The roof of Abbey Road Studios

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Living on the road my friend, was gonna keep you free and clean, now you wear your skin like iron, your breath’s as hard as kerosene.”- Pancho and Lefty, Townes Van Zandt

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: That’s tough I know a lot of crazy people, they make the world go around, I don’t think I could narrow that down to one.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: That’s a toss up between “Unfinished Business” by Travis Meadows and “Oh My Sweet Carolina” by Ryan Adams

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Ryan Adams, Gram Parsons, Jimmy Webb, Townes Van Zandt, Kris Kristofferson

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Brand New in Charlotte, NC the summer of 2006.

I WROTE THIS SONG: About what my life would be if I would have never left my hometown. As great as it was to grow up in a small town there was so much more outside of it I wanted to see and accomplish.

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