Scottish Artist Eilidh McKellar On The Rise with 2014 Tour

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, January 26, 2014

Scottish singer/songwriter Eilidh McKellar will be releasing her debut full length Delta Devil Dreams later in the year, but has revealed her first single “Summer Daze” which can be viewed below. McKellar will be touring the UK beginning on March 26th, and will have a new video for the song “Hold Steady” in February. See below for full details.

“Cool as a cucumber, Eilidh plays like a seasoned veteran, and some of what she does on her solo here is scarcely credible, considering her tender years. No silly overplaying, just quiet confidence and genuine virtuosity.”
Bob Harris, Whispers, BBC Radio One

“Eilidh has the potential to do with rock music, what Joss Stone has done with soul and R&B, in that when quality music finds a mass audience, magic happens and the future is limitless.”
Bill’s Music Blog

“Eilidh Mckellar, 18, impressed the audience with her guitar skills just as she has impressed Bonamassa, who describes her as “one of the brightest players I have encountered in a long time.”
The Herald Scotland

In the UK, where the reverence for American blues artists runs deep and brings forth legendary guitar heroes such as Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, the endless grey skies of Edinburgh, Scotland are most definitely not immune to this musical iconography.

Eilidh McKellar, a 20-year-old Scottish born singer and guitarist offers an interesting blend of indie rock, blues, and pop music with a nod toward the new world. In October 2013, her debut track and video Summer Daze premiered exclusively through Guitar World. Guitar World says, “McKellar serves up an interesting blend of indie rock and pop with a nod toward British and American blues.” The track is just a sample of her beautiful forthcoming debut album Delta Devil Dreams.

Delta Devil Dreams, produced by Guy Eckstine, features McKellar baring her soul; rocking her guitar with heartfelt emotion in her musical comfort zone with swaggering rock-based riffs and rich vocals. It’s as if Jack White and Amy Winehouse took a road trip down Highway 61 and picked up a hitchhiking Stevie Ray Vaughan. A highlight of Eilidh’s burgeoning career was her incredible performance at the Hammersmith Apollo with legendary blues/rock guitarist, Joe Bonamassa. Bonamassa discovered Eilidh on YouTube and asked her to join him on stage for a special performance. Delighted, she took him up on the honor while stunning the audience, and Joe himself, with her powerful and passionate solos.

Eilidh kicks off a UK tour this month to promote the release of Delta Devil Dreams.

 

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Upcoming UK Tour Dates
January 26 – The Finsbury
London
January 30 – Retro Bar
Manchester
February 12 – The Underbelly
London
March 5 – Oporto
Leeds
March 8 – Proud Camden
London
March 19 – Oporto
Leeds
March 25 – Blues Kitchen
London
March 30 – Smokestack
Leeds
April 6 – Greystone
Sheffield

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