CD release party @ Common Roots 5/19
About The Old Souls
We are Zane Thompson and Eli Bedel, two aspiring old-time musicians whose passion for the songs and tunes of a different era set us apart from most of our fellow millennials. Drawing heavily from the traditional music of Appalachia and other folk styles, we do our best to bring people joy, put a pep in their step, and remind us all of those who came before.
Eli hails from the Edge of Appalachia nature preserve in rural Adams County, Ohio and Zane splits his time between the West Side of Cincinnati and the farmland around Dillsboro, Indiana. Cincinnati is our base but we don't mind hitting the road.
Our repertoire consists of rollicking fiddle tunes, lonesome banjo songs, old ballads from yore, and lots of stuff in between.
Together, we bring our own experiences to the music and hope that all who listen can join in the time-honored tradition of celebrating life.
With great respect for the musicians of Appalachia and other old-timers and new-timers who have inspired us on our musical journey, we'd like to bring some great old styles to the next generation.