Eve Selis
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Eve Selis

San Diego, California, United States | SELF

San Diego, California, United States | SELF
Band Americana Country

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Dec
09
Eve Selis @ California Center for the Arts Escondido

Escondido, California, USA

Escondido, California, USA

Nov
11
Eve Selis @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

La Jolla, California, USA

La Jolla, California, USA

Feb
25
Eve Selis @ Seaside Church Auditorium

Encinitas, California, USA

Encinitas, California, USA

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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


“Widescreen roadhouse rock that impresses right from the opening thrash-country chords. Selis can head anywhere she wants with conviction.”
- Mojo Magazine, Sept 2004


“The Eve Selis Band erupted in an acute explosion of Americana, wailing and twanging and thundering and throbbing, conjuring demons and angels alike. Damn, that woman can sing!”
- —Buddy Blue, Blue Notes, December 8, 2005


“One of the best shows I've ever seen in the U.K.” - Bob Harris, The Bob Harris Show, BBC2


Discography

Out On A Wire (1998) Nominated "Best Adult-Alternative Album" San Diego Music Awards
Long Road Home (2000) Winner "Best Pop Album, San Diego Music Awards
Do You Know Me (2002) Runner-up "Best Country Album" Just Plain Folks Music Awards
Nothing But The Truth (2004) Nominated "Best Americana Album" San Diego Music Awards
Angels and Eagles (2008)
Family Tree (2011)

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Bio

Eve Selis isn’t just a “singer” — she’s an emotion transducer who converts country, R&B, blues, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll signals into a megawatt zap that galvanizes everyone in its path. And as with fellow femme-furnace frontwomen Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne, Maria McKee, and Melissa Etheridge, the cauterizing power of Selis’s voice can arc-weld material from almost any genre into a personal manifesto.

I first saw Selis perform several years ago, when she was known mostly to San Diego clubbers. Soon, she was working with highly regarded Nashville songwriter/producer (and long-time Taylor player) Kim Patton-Johnston and Suzy Boguss's husband, producer Doug Crider. In 2002, Eve released her third acclaimed CD, Do You Know Me, and as the buzz spread, savvy industry-watchers predicted that her next effort would “break” her nationally.

Nothing But the Truth is that “next” CD, and, at the risk of being a jinx, Selis’s dance card should be filled to overflowing from now on. The new album has two rocket boosters that every vocalist requires to achieve escape velocity — great musicians, and a potent potpourri of songs that sound like they burst fully formed from the artist’s bared soul.

It opens with the country-blues-funk of the Patton-Johnson/Anne Reeves-penned “Heart Shaped Tattoo”, then snakes like a wild river through styles and moods — the fibrous hillbilly honk of “The Ballad of Kate Morgan” [with guest vocalist Jim Lauderdale], the Petty/Heartbreakers-esque “Those Words We Said”, the rockin’ bar-lass sass of “Honky Tonk Town” [with guest vocalist Lynn Anderson], the rural-road balladry of “A Beautiful Day”, the 12-string-driven country-pop of “Someday”, and several other cuts worthy of mention.

Any vocalist would covet a launching pad like this band. Marc "Twang" Intravaia (Selis’s songwriting partner) and "Cactus" Jim Soldi (ex-Johnny Cash band) are legitimate first-chair guitarists, each capable of leading a major band. Together, they’re an embarrassment of riches, a stereo six-string storm of intertwining rebel riffs and complementary voicings in the loyal service of energized melodies and steel-beam song constructs.

Add Sharon Whyte's colorative work on keyboards, accordian, and vocals, and the rhythm section of bassist Rick Nash and drummer Bob Sale, and you have the specs-sheet for electrified Americana that’s as good as it gets.

— John D'Agostino
Taylor Guitars On Review (Spring 2005)

Awards
2010- San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Artist (winner)
2008- San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Artist (winner)
2005- Best Local Band- The Eve Selis Band- San Diego Magazine- Yearly Best of San Diego issue
2005- San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Artist (winner)
2005- DIY Music Awards- Album of the Year- Do You Know Me (runner up)
2004- Jim Croce Music Award for Excellence and Dedication (winner)
2004- Just Plain Folks Music Awards- Best Americana Song- "Tear This Old House Down" (winner, 140,000 songs entered)
2004- Just Plain Folks Music Awards- Best Country Song- "Do You Know Me" (winner, 140,000 songs entered)
2004- Just Plain Folks Music Awards- Best Country Album- Do You Know Me (2nd place) (10,000 CDs entered)
2004 Pacific Coast Emmy Awards- Best Short Form Music Video- "Do You Know Me" (winner)
2004- San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Album- Nothing But The Truth (runner up)
2003- San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Artist (winner)
2003- San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Album- Do You Know Me (runner up)
2002- San Diego Music Awards- Best Adult Alternative Artist (runner up)
2001- San Diego Music Awards- Best Adult Alternative Artist (winner)
2000- San Diego Music Awards- Best Pop Album- Long Road Home (winner)
2000- San Diego Music Awards- Album of the Year- Long Road Home (runner up)
2000- Pacific Coast Emmy Awards- Best Short Form Music Video- "Show Me What Love Is" (winner)
2000- San Diego Reader Readers' Poll - Best Rock Band (runner up)
1999- San Diego Music Awards- Best Adult Alternative Artist (runner up)
1999- San Diego Music Awards- Best Adult Alternative Album- Out On A Wire (runner up)

Shared Stages
Travis Tritt | Chris Isaak | Counting Crows | Joan Osborne | Crosby, Stills & Nash | Dwight Yoakam | Jack Johnson | Jamie O'Neal | Hootie & the Blowfish | Heart | The Doobie Brothers | America | Jewel | Kenny Loggins | Albert Lee | Garry Allan | Peter Himmelman | Radney Foster | Steve Warriner | Kim Carnes | UB40 | Bill Wyman | Carolyn Dawn Johnson | Joe Diffie | SheDaisy | many more

Cool Venues Played
House of Blues- Hollywood, CA | The Bitter End- New York City, NY | International Americana Festival- Nottingham, England | GuilFest- Guildford, England | The Belly Up Tavern- Solana Beach, CA | The Navy Pier- Chicago, IL | Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay- San Diego, CA | Saddledome- Calgary, AB Canada | The Borderline- London, England | 12th & Porter- Nashville, TN | The Odeon- Cleveland, OH | Ft. Worth Arena- Ft. Worth, T