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First Review of The New CD!

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
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Playing Since: 1984
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

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Occupation: Banjo player, songwriter, rock & roll singer

Gender: Male
Age: 53

My Instruments:
Buckeye (no.113), Bart Reiter (Standard), Gold Star (GF-100FE)

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Elvis Presley, Buster Keaton and Abraham Lincoln

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Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and an extensive catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic musician has spent more than a decade relentlessly touring the club, theatre and festival stages of a dozen countries in North America and Europe. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter who's banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. The American Circus is diligently at work on a new full-length album on which they have augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life.

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