Rising singer-songwriter and global citizen Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment — songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer the wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery.
Before becoming a full-time musician, the Silver Spring, Maryland native spent three years as an 8th-grade English teacher in the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. The Indigenous traditions he learned during this time inspired his latest project. Just as each cardinal direction holds unique characteristics in the Navajo tradition, so does each album in Eli’s Four Directions Project. Irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and down-to-earth, the series imaginatively and intrepidly connects spheres and generations.
“Eli’s original, spirit-filled lyrics become familiar and make you want to join in signing, clapping, and dancing as soon as he starts singing. Sweet voice. Kind soul.” — Rhonda Brown
“We’ve chosen Eli Lev as our 2nd GPW for the 35th SAW Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition because of it’s infectious positivity, lyrical ease, and pop sensibility...” — Jay Keating (SAW President)
“Eli Lev is the consummate professional and has been one of my top performing artists over the years as venues continue to ask for him back year after year.” — Amber Foster (Last Call Entertainment)
“We love working with Eli because he works hard to promote his shows, has an incredibly professional attitude, and is timely in his email replies and sending us the information we need” — The Brindley Brothers (Jammin Java, Union Stage, DC Pie Shop)
Listen to Eli's Four Directions Project: eli-lev.com/music
Award-winning singer-songwriter and global citizen Eli Lev’s empathic writing and infectious folk-based sensibility has been his universal passport into our collective hearts. eli-lev.com