Elliot Racine was born and raised in Palo Alto, California, where he lived until he moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 2001 to attend Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, he majored in professional music, with emphasis on performance, composition, and ethnomusicology. He has been a member of several bands, including the Boston-based group, Maladeego, who has performed throughout New England in such venues as the All Asia Bar and OBrians. In summer of 2004, he interned at Studio 880 (www.studio880.com), where acts such as Green Day and Blackalicious record, and in spring of 2005, he recorded an album of original music which featured the former trombone player from Reverend Glasseye (www.reverendglasseye.com). Soon after that, he traveled to Ghana, West Africa to study musical traditions of the Ewe and Dagara peoples. He learned from master musicians such as Bernard Woma, of the National Dance Company of Ghana (www.bernardwoma.com). Racine moved back to Palo Alto in the summer of 2005 where he is currently living. During the winter of 2005-2006, he traveled to Jamaica to play with authentic local reggae artists. As of now, he is playing around the Bay Area with his band All One Thing and with other musicians, at venues such as The Red Rocks in Mountain View, Bamboo Lounge in San Jose, Fanny and Alexanders, Printers CafÃ©, and CafÃ© Bettola in Palo Alto, the Starry Plough in Berkeley, and has CDs for sale at www.cdbaby.com. His music is truly original and hard to categorize. Impressionistic lyrics and psychedelic soul-rock riffs swirl over pulsating African and Native-American inspired rhythms and jazzy harmonies to create a sound for which he has coined the term, voodoo rock. He has been compared to a wide spectrum of artists, ranging from Beck to Bach. Whereas many young musicians are simply on a mission to emulate their idols, Elliot Racine is on a different path, imitating no one. Send your email address through the email link on this sight to join the Elliot Racine mailing list. Go to www.myspace.com/elliotracine for info on upcoming shows, events, etc.
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2. Expecting Something Different
3. You Make Me Feel Like I Wanna Do Something Evil
4. Foreign Home
5. So We Could Live
6. Bay Leaves
7. My Little Duende
8. I'll Never Be Able To Explain This Place
9. Midtro 1
10. Fucked Around And Broken Down Blues
11. You Were Playing Where?
12. Midtro 2
13. Arawak Legacy (Small, Tiny Cave Interpretation)
14. A Plead
16. Packing To Leave