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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Eli Lev & The Fortunes Found (ee- lie) (lehv)
Recommended if you like: Tom Petty, Mumford and Sons, Johnny Cash, Ben Harper, The Lumineers
Story behind your band/artist name: The name 'Fortunes Found' comes from the first line of our song 'Making Space.' The band came together almost immediately without any try outs or searching, almost like a fortune waiting to be found. It also signifies a search, or seeking something that is already there, just waiting for you to arrive.
Band Members: Eli Lev (Vocals + Acoustic Guitar + Harmonica + Native Flute) Michael Miraglia (drums) Bojan Novevski (bass) Corey Thuro (Mandolin + Vocals) Dante Frisiello (Lead Guitar)
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Silver Spring, Maryland
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:1) We hadn't had a full band practice before our first gig
2) Bojan is from Macedonia and plays in a balkan cover band
3) Eli is from Maryland but has lived in Indiana, Arizona, Israel, and Andorra
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We are so thrilled to be part of an incredible DC music scene! We've been a band for six months and in that short time have played The Velvet Lounge, Pearl Street Warehouse, The Electric Maid, The Pinch, SoFar Sounds DC, The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Jammin Java, Songbyrd Music House, 202 Arts and Music Fest, RAIMS Porch Fest, DC9 Music Club, and can't wait to start touring in 2018.
Our first album 'All Roads East' is out now with 'Way out West' coming later this year, 'Deep South, after that, and 'True North' after that one. Together all four albums make up a visual and sonic mandala that represents the stages and seasons and cycles we are all attuned to.
Thanks for all you do to support local music and we hope to continue to connect to all the incredible folks who make the music community here so amazing.
Official Website URL: https://www.eli-lev.com
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/elilevmusic
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Kc3agOOsLxxscl8dcOPTn
Main Genre: Indie
Other Genres: indie rock, folk rock, indie folk, neo-folk, country folk, singer-songwriter, rock, southern rock