Elles Bailey

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Elles Bailey is a British singer, songwriter, and bandleader from Bristol. Her work is a contemporary hybrid of raw blues-rock, rough-hewn blue-eyed soul, and stirring, gospelized Americana, all delivered with a forcefully expressive, deeply smoky instrument existing at the crossroads of Janis JoplinMaggie Bell, and Kim CarnesWildfire, her 2017 debut album for Outlaw Music, was recorded in Nashville with some of its finest session talent. 2019’s Road I Call Home topped the U.K. blues charts and attained a Top Three finish at streaming. Bailey took home prizes for Album of the Year and Artist of the Year at 2020’s British Blues Awards. Its single, “Little Piece of Heaven” (co-written with Bobby Wood and Dan Auerbach), won Song of the Year at the U.K. Americana Awards 2020. During the pandemic, Bailey offered fans Ain’t Nothing But, a series of live-streamed cover song concerts that resulted in the release of a compilation album. Six months pregnant, she tracked a third studio album, and completed it just days before giving birth to her first child. Titled Shining in the Half Light, the ten-track outing was released in February 2022.

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