Photo by Frank Zipperer

Photo by Frank Zipperer

Eleanor Underhill & Friends

est. 2014

In 2014, with a desire to create a band rooted in the Asheville music scene, Eleanor pulled together several top-notch performers to create Eleanor Underhill & Friends. The recurring talent in this all-star group are Christopher Chappel Pyle, Zack Page, Jacob Rodriguez, and Silas Durocher. Christopher Chappell Pyle is the son of renowned musician, Artimus Pyle (Lynaryd Skynaryd), and he has toured the world in the alternative rock band, Royal Trux. His fusion of influences from world beat percussion to swamp rock create grooves that are fun and one-of-a-kind. Zack Page is one of the hardest-working and sought-after bass players in WNC. With chops that range from jazz to pop to metal, he also shares his gift of music with students in the UNCA music department. When not touring the world with contemporary crooner Michael Buble', jazz saxophonist Jacob Rodriguez bestows his talents upon UNCA music students as well as audiences across WNC with his inspired licks. Silas Durocher is best known for fronting the indie rock group, The Get Right Band, who tours up and down the East Coast and has released several critically acclaimed albums. His electric guitar influences range from Wes Montgomery to Jimi Hendrix. 

 

The combination of these artists' musical instincts, plus Underhill's thoughtful songwriting, eclectic banjo technique, and soulful vocals, result in a sound that is both soothing and full of surprises. Launching from an upbeat pop cover to a carefully-crafted original tune is common-place for this genre-bending and experimental group. With exciting grooves, great songwriting, and top-notch musicianship, this is a band that will delight your senses.

PAST APPEARANCES AT...

Ambrose West, NC

Isis Music Hall, NC

Sierra Nevada Brewery, NC

5 Walnut, NC

High Rock Outfitters, NC

The Willow Tree, TN

Salvage Station, NC

Ben's Tune-Up, NC

New Belgium Brewery, NC

One World Brewery, NC