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First Review of The New CD!

Posted by curtiseller on Saturday, March 22, 2008

I've just gotten the first review of my forthcoming CD:
Wirewalkers & Assassins

official release date: March 25
The CD got 9 of 10 stars by Sam Saunders of the  British music zine Whisperin' & Hollerin'.

Here's a clipping from the review:
This here is a fourth, long-awaited, and very welcome album from CURTIS ELLER's AMERICAN CIRCUS. The Wirewalkers are the cultural heroes, working with honour and no safety net, for the wonderment of us all. The Assassins are the nemeses to those who would use, and destroy the heroes. Both archetypes weave and swing their ways through the songs.

CURTIS ELLER is a solo performer for the most part, with a theatrical presentation and a talent for deep Americana of a pre-talkies Vaudeville kind. On this album he plays banjo in a percussive and gymnastic way, sprinkling it like Tabasco over the well measured arrangements of eleven original songs. The shapes and themes are familiar to us American Circus die-hards. The instrumentation and arrangements and the sound production have all developed and got richer since the earlier work. Continuity of studio, producer and key personnel has done nothing but good. New listeners would be wise to start right here.

To read the review in it's entirety click HERE

The CD will be released officially on Tuesday, March 25th!  You'll be able to get it online at  I'll be sure to make a lot of noise when it's ready!
Yours Most Cordially,
Mr. Eller
Curtis Eller's American Circus

4 comments on “First Review of The New CD!”

maryzcox Says:
Saturday, March 22, 2008 @11:37:17 AM


Love your CD cover! Are you doing the artwork or did you have a graphic artist do it?

Sounds like our new CDs are coming out very close together.

Oasis says they are supposed to send ours out on the 27th--which will be just in time to pack them to take to Willfest. :)

Best wishes always,

Mary Z. Cox

curtiseller Says:
Saturday, March 22, 2008 @11:45:17 AM

Hi Mary,
Nice to hear from you!  Thanks for the kind words about the CD cover.  Like all of my previous CD's and posters, the artwork was done by my wife Jamie B. Wolcott!

She also recently designed a poster for Buckeye Banjos:

You can see a large selection of her work here:

Stev187 Says:
Saturday, March 22, 2008 @11:47:04 AM

Jamie and Curtis are both fantastic artists...  Though they are both New Yorkers now, but we here in Michigan can claim a little piece of them.  In fact, they met when all three of us were selling banjos at Elderly Instruments!!!

Go American Circus!

Hunter Robertson Says:
Saturday, March 22, 2008 @1:33:52 PM

That's great Curtis. I agree, great artwork. Yours, Hunter

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