ESOEBO PRESS KIT / EPK

Fun, spontaneous, and wonderfully engaging, ESOEBO is a favorite in the US and abroad for their high caliber musicianship, deep original catalog and vast, "everything but opera" setlist.

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ESOEBO gets to play with some amazing musicians. Current and past players include Jonathan Cullifer-steel guitar/Kirk Sarkisian-drums/Ryan Robertson-bass/Scott Ehly-woodwinds and brass/James "Dr. Jams" Locher-mandolin/Derek Ferwerda-electric guitar/Wade Williams-electric guitar and bass/MIchael Robbins-electric guitar and bass/David Dworkin-drums/Elise Ziegenbein-fiddle/Tim Higgins-fiddle/Daniel Butman-fiddle/Mike Ziegenbein-bass

 Band Members 

Available as a duo:
Chuck McDowell - Guitarist, Vocalist 
Gail Burnett - Cello, Vocalist 

And 5 pc band:
Jonathan Cullifer - steel guitar 
Kirk Sarkisian - drums 
Ryan Robertson - upright bass
 

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ESOEBO (Eclectic Selections Of Everything But Opera) creates music with originality, cello, guitar, and unique vocals. A duo comprised of Chuck McDowell and Gail Burnett, No Depression writes “With a smooth and easy vocal style similar to Lyle Lovett and the sensibility of Loudon Wainwright III, McDowell is endlessly listenable". ESOEBO’s most recent album, ESOEBO IV climbed Billboard’s AAA and Americana charts and reached #9 on Roots Music Reports Americana Country chart. They charm audiences across the south and up the eastern seaboard. Their live performances are known for making people smile, laugh, cry, clap, sing, shout, and stomp.

BIO

ESOEBO (Eclectic Selections Of Everything But Opera) creates music with originality, cello, guitar, and unique vocals. A duo comprised of Gail Burnett and Chuck McDowell, they blend diverse backgrounds into crowd pleasing performances. No Depression writes “With a smooth and easy vocal style similar to Lyle Lovett and the sensibility of Loudon Wainwright III, McDowell is endlessly listenable". The act expands with some of the most amazing musicians you will find anywhere. ESOEBO's first release, their critically acclaimed self-titled album ESOEBO, reflects the range and scope of their abilities whilst avoiding opera. Their second release, titled ESOEBO: Live and Overboard, is an eclectic and broadly appealing collection of live performances of roots/gospel music.  The Journey(2015), is garnered interest further and wider and opened up new performance opportunities.  ESOEBO IV (2017) broke on to the Americana and AAA charts establishing ESOEBO's foothold as a national act. Their live performances are known for making people smile, laugh, cry, clap, sing, shout, and stomp.

"With a smooth and easy vocal style similar to Lyle Lovett and the sensibility of Loudon Wainwright III, McDowell is endlessly listenable" (No Depression)

"Chuck's songwriting is as deep and wide as the Mississippi River. Optimistic and sharply perceptive - it's just great stuff." (Jen Smith -Wood and Stone Music Blog)

"Chuck is a natural story teller through song and dresses them up with country and folk stylings. He is serious as the day is long in his pursuit of truth telling" (Darrell Scott, 6 time Grammy nominee, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Americana Song of the Year)

"Chuck McDowell is a hardworking, prolific songwriter with many amazing songs to his name." (Phil Madeira, producer, multi-instrumentalist, Dove award winner, creator of Mercyland and Mercyland Songwriter Retreats)