Another reason why Boston’s on the Beach is one of the hottest spots for music in South Florida: On June 8, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, rock and roll artist Eliot Lewis will make his first live appearance at the oceanfront restaurant and bar in Delray Beach, Fla., presented by SeaSide Music Management and Inside Musicast.
Admission is free, but my suggestion is that you get to Boston’s early if you want to see one of the country’s great live performers.
Celebrated for those live performances and for his work with the Scottish R&B group Average White Band, Lewis currently is a current band member of legendary rock/soul band Hall & Oates. Lewis is also a featured musician on MTV’s Live From Daryl’s House, a critically acclaimed webcast started by Daryl Hall in late 2007.
Hall describes Lewis as “a musician who can do it all, great singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He rocks and he’s got soul. No one does it quite like him.”
Lewis, who describes his onstage style as a cacophony of classic rock, soul, funk, and blues, credits Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Jack Bruce, Stevie Wonder and Billy Preston as musical influencers.
Today, Eliot tours as a solo artist around the country.
“The main inspiration for any of my records is to convey these little slices of life, most of my songs are written about my own experiences and situations,” he said.
In 2016, Lewis signed an exclusive recording partnership with SoNo Recording Group. His first release on the label, Adventure, is a collection of 11 new recordings; 10 originals written, performed, and produced by Lewis, and one cover of the Bad Company classic, “Ready for Love.” Lewis’ 2012 release, Enjoy The Ride, might even be better.
Lewis will be joined onstage by Billy Livesay of The Livesays, who toured for 12 years as guitarist and lead vocalist with Temple of Soul, a group formed by the late E Street Band saxophonist (and Palm Beach County resident) Clarence Clemons.