Eliot Lewis Interview & Note
Eliot Lewis is a multi instrumentalist perhaps best known as the longest-serving member of the highly respected house band on the immensely popular web-series Live from Daryl’s House, which is also broadcast on television on the Palladia Network (owned by MTV.) On the show he generally handles the keyboard and backup vocal duties, but as a solo artist you are likely to find him on lead guitar.
For thirteen years prior to joining the Hall & Oates band he was a member of the legendary Average White Band, playing bass, guitar, keyboards, and singing.
Before joining the AWB he was a contract songwriter with Sony and later Warner Brothers. As a young man he learned the ropes and did session work with the highly successful producer Dan Hartman (who is known to the public as the bass player and rhythm guitar player for the Edgar Winter Group.) As you will hear in the interview he also had some extraordinary musical adventures as a teenager.
Here are some video clips of things we discussed during the interview.
Eliot on bass with the AWB
Eliot singing Walk on By with the AWB
Diane Birch on Live at Daryl’s House with the late T Bone Wolk on guitar
Eliot on guitar with Billy Gibbons
Daryl’s House on location in Hawaii with Todd Rundgren