Born in Los Angeles as the son of a preacher and musician, the one known as Echo Elysium has seen it all. After singing in choir for years, he fought through a dark period in his youth and has since raised a family and made a living as a full-time musician around Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. He performs as a one-man band, using rhythm tracks to back up his live guitar, keyboard, and vocals. With influences ranging from mid-20th century blues, Motown, classic rock, rap, to current RnB artists, "EE" doesn't let any genre limit his expression. Fiery guitar licks back up his soulful, penetrating voice. His upcoming CD, Trouble Water, follows his life story from loss of self to rebirth. This album, created locally at Perfechter Productions, features some collaboration from the area's hip hop scene, including Mista Snipe. Keep an eye on EE for more info on his upcoming CD release concert, where he will be backed by a full band, and see him live at The Coeur d'Alene Music Festival Fundraiser on September 7th. This Sunday, Echo Elysium will share several album tracks and perform some live songs on his Telecaster in the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge.
Hear Echo Elysium on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge on Sunday, June 9th (and catch the replay on June 23rd), 2013 at 10 pm PDT. Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream. You can also hear the live broadcast on your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, or Blackberry with the iHeartRadio app.
Here is Echo Elysium's entire Local Lounge show as high-quality streaming audio:
LISTEN to the 30-minute broadcast
Including these original songs:
- House of Shadows (live)
- I've Been Watching You (CD, featuring Mista Snipe)
- I Know My Time Ain't Long/Trouble Water (live/CD)
- Once Upon a Dream (live)
- Reborn (CD)
- Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (CD)
original airdate: Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at 10 pm PDT.
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Here's a video of Echo Elysium performing his song "Once Upon a Dream" live in the Local Lounge:
See him perform live in the area:
- Saturday, September 7th, 3:15-4pm, for The Coeur d'Alene Music Festival Fundraiser at the University of Idaho North Harborview campus on the main lawn. This will be an all-day event (10am-10pm), with plenty of live, original, local music plus vendors of all kinds, sponsored by 103.1 KCDA, benefiting The 2014 Coeur d'Alene Music Festival and Coeur d'Alene School District's music programs.
- every Sunday through September 1st, 8pm-midnight, at the Coeur d'Alene Casino in the Nighthawk Lounge
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