It’s been a hell of a year for the super-smoky-voiced, hard-working, far-touring chanteuse Elles Bailey. On 8th March, she dropped her eagerly-anticipated second album ‘Road I Call Home’ to rave reviews, with the album charting in the Official UK Country Charts & Americana charts, gaining well over 1 million streams since its release and reaching No.1 on the Amazon Blues Bestseller chart.
Like its chart-topping predecessor, ‘Road I Call Home’ features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators, including British hit-making legend and Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook, storied Memphis and Nashville giant Bobby Wood, as well as Dan Auerbach (of Akron, Ohio powerhouses The Black Keys) on the infectious ‘Little Piece of Heaven’.
As a self-confessed ‘rolling stone’ - Elles genuinely does call ‘the road’ home. She’s continued her wide-ranging headline touring throughout the UK and Europe and this autumn, she will also be a special guest of Martin Harley, The Kris Barras
Band and King King. This festival season also saw Elles sharing the stage with Beth Hart at Ramblin’ Man and featuring at Americana Fest in Nashville.
As well as being an international touring artist, playing sold out shows all over the world, Elles is a self confessed DIY artist and If ever there was a fine example of the Do It Yourself nature of the music business then Elles Bailey is it. From rather humble
beginnings Elles has by dint of hard work and talent smashed through and past much bigger artists and bigger industry players - not least major record labels - by taking time and effort to really understand the brave new world that is today's landscape, being brave, breaking rules, making a few mistakes (always part of the learning
process) and just powering through obstacles and doing whatever it takes. Her work ethic, both on the road, at shows, and in front of her spreadsheets is nothing short of Phenomenal.
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