Jammin Java presents: Eli Lev & Friends Album Release Party with Joe Downer, Megan Leigh, and Daniel John Roberts
ABOUT THE EVENT
*COVID Protocol – Masks are required in the venue at all times except while eating or drinking.*
Singer/songwriter Eli Lev has released the final installment of his Four Directions project, True North, Listen now via Spotify and will be celebrating with his DMV community at Jammin Java on Wednesday, September 29th.
Prior to becoming a full time musician, the Silver Spring, MD native spent three years as an 8th grade English teacher on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. The indigenous traditions he learned during this time are the inspiration for his Four Directions project. Just as each cardinal direction holds unique characteristics in the Navajo tradition, so do each of the albums in Eli’s ‘Four Directions Project.’
The northern direction in Navajo belief is that of the black night, of reflection, of quietude, of completion, and the stage where we get the highest amount of understanding from events and actions.Therefore, True North, is composed of a series of songs that were written throughout Eli’s musical career.
Eli’s releases have earned critical praise from Paste Magazine, Buzzfeed, CBS Radio, AXS, and The Bluegrass Situation, and have received national folk radio support and placement on prominent Spotify playlists. In 2019, Eli Lev won multiple industry awards for his work: his second album Way Out West won a Washington Area Music Award (WAMMIE) for best Country/Americana album, while his single “Chasing Daylight” won a grand prize in the SAW Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition.
Joe Downer is an award-winning Americana artist hailing from Washington D.C.
Drawing influence from an eclectic mix of rock and folk acts such as Soundgarden, Tom Petty, Jon Foreman, and the Avett Brothers, just to name few, Joe Downer has carved out a place in today’s landscape of singer/songwriter Americana with his unique sound and story-telling ability.