Bill & Eli Perras
Deland , Florida
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (386) 747-9820 / (386) 747-9821
Besides entertaining and educating audiences at public libraries, house concerts, listening rooms and festivals for 20+ years, veteran national touring folk music duo, Bill & Eli Perras have used the power of storytelling as additional way to engage their audiences, so these days improvisational narratives have become second nature to them, and now expected from their ever-growing fan-base. Telling the stories behind their songs (in spoken work) prior to segueing into their original musical compositions is the main reason that Bill & Eli have gained notoriety throughout Florida, and beyond the Sunshine State.
With much inspiration from noted storytelling musicians such as John McCutchen, Roy BookBinder, David Holt, and especially the late, great Gamble Rogers (who was also a one of the people who inspired Bill as a finger-style guitar player), they speak out with strong heartfelt songs and stories against social injustices, corporate greed, and daily follies in everyday life. They can grip your heart, search your soul, change a mindset, or softly strike a funny bone, all the while leaving the audience with a sentiment for the common good we desire in all mankind.
In May of 2017, Eli justified her expertise with words when she authored “Raising Adam – In the Face of Adversity”, which shares the story of the trials, tribulations, and positive actions that she faced while raising her blind & deaf, multi-handicapped son, Adam, who was unexpectedly born 10 weeks too early at home.
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