Eli’s path took a sudden twist when she moved to the US in 2013, and got introduced to blues -and roots music. Now, back in Norway, she is one of few girls to be found with a slide on her finger and resonator guitar. Her music is grounded and patient, creating a wondering and positive, influenced by writers such as Gillian Welch, Leonard Cohen, Robert Johnson and John Mayer.
"Eli’s vibe is not angry or bitter; instead she is reflective and self-aware, demonstrating an ability to tap into the raw, and sometimes hard to speak about, feelings of humanity with empathy and compassion." Indie Spoonful
Eli has played festivals and shows in the US, south Europe, and is now based in Bergen where she's currently playing several shows a week. She has released two EPs, Follow Me Home(2018) and The Walk(The Walk), and three singles. “Follow Me Home” was printed on Vinyl and stood as a statement for climate-change.
Our favorite aspect you ask? The truthful qualities that Eli Gauden holds in her performance. We can't get enough!.” Gas Mask Magazine