Born: April 24, 1986
Eli Hudnall Cook was born in Nelson County, Virginia on April 24, 1986. He grew up in a world of old cars, chain-saws, and guitars in a Blue Ridge Mountain hollow where radio still reigned, and telephones and television failed. Eli began playing Gospel at revivals when he was 15, and still never forgets to take you to church at some moment in his performance today.
Eli describes his music as blue, blue, Blues. Phil Reser, of BluesWax describes Eli as a young gun with an old soul who storms through slide guitar romps, tackling the Blues, and sounding like his generation's Son House or Elmore James. He's not just playing the same licks as his mentors, but adding his signature sound and style to the art of the Blues....