Elk Creek

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“It is difficult, with a band that features harmonica so prominently, to not make comparisons to Blues Traveler or Neil Young – and, sure, there is some of that – but Elk Creek has managed to carve out a sound all their own that has a hint of latter-day hippie jam band balanced with a rich singer-songwriter tradition.” —Jim Nolan, WVXU Elk Creek’s sound is rooted in the singer-songwriter style of artists like Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, and Iron And Wine.

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2016 Tiny Desk Concert Contest 

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Elk Creek to play Fountain Square and MPMF 

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