Brian Elder & the Wide River, Vol. One

Brian Elder

Folk, blues, and soulful rock that tells a narrative about love, loss, and redemption along the rivers of the Heartland.

Brian Elder’s style of performance and songwriting has been called “folky, jazz-inflected funk” by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. His latest project, Brian Elder & The Wide River (volume one), features musicians from St. Louis and beyond including Ben Reece, Jim Peters, Tony Barbata, Nathan Hershey, Jake Brookman, Jacob Detering, Emily Wallace, Adam Hucke, Aaron Chandler, and Lola Toben. The 12-song album of original music was produced by Brian and Jacob Detering at Red Pill Studios in south St. Louis. The album tells a narrative about love, loss, and redemption along the river and debuts May, 2017.

Beyond his own project, Brian serves as principal violinist of the University City Symphony Orchestra, violinist with the Gateway Festival Orchestra and performs regularly with various ensembles including the Landolfi String Quartet and Steve Shaw & the Cottonwood Gunners. Brian has made guest violin appearances with The Go Set, Barry Manilow, the Peter Mayer Group, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. His various ensembles have also opened for Pat Benatar, The Doobie Brothers, The Neville Brothers, Sister Hazel, Canned Heat, .38 Special, Little Feat, Leftover Salmon, and the Atomic Fireballs.

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