Indie folksinger Eliot Bronson has made a name for himself over the years for his own unique take on Americana. Coming from a working-class family in Baltimore, Maryland, music has always served as a source of healing and therapy for Bronson. At a young age, he was exposed to the musical giants of 1960’s counterculture, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen. Ever since, Bronson has been working to take those influences and mold them into his own songwriting vision.
Bronson’s latest album Empty Spaces is as he calls it, an “unabashed breakup album,” and “was the best healing work he could ever have done.” The music on the album runs the gambit of emotions, from anger to sadness, to hope and joy.
Eliot joined City Lights Producer Ryan McFadin, for a conversation about the album and his career.