Photography by Gregory Stinson

WELCOME TO THE HOME PAGE OF AMERICANA SINGER-SONGWRITER EILEEN BERNSTEIN!

Eileen has taken audiences up and down the peaks and valleys of life at festivals, songwriter showcases, and coffeehouses throughout the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) and is excited to be in Nashville. “Endless Night,” off her No Place But Up EP, has been played on digitalrevolutionradio. Eileen's passionate writing and vocal jump style developed among lifelong influences as varied as Evanescence, Journey, Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry, Foreigner, Sara Bareilles, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Green Day, Kacey Musgraves, and Gretchen Wilson. Fans compare her to Sheryl Crow, the Indigo Girls, Jewel, Sara McLachlan, and Stevie Nicks. A music career highlight was playing the community tent just before Three Dog Night took the stage in Havre de Grace, MD.

Music for the Peaks and Valleys of Life

This week on my journey through the peaks and valleys of life: 

Here I am in Nashville, working on some new songs! During a critique session, I was reminded how it is often difficult to be objective about our own work. As I have told my students, setting the scene and the theme in the opening lines is crucial. The opening lines for my new song, "Unwound" were:

"We held onto a tree at 10,000 feet           Looking at green fields and tiny streets"

The evaluator did not get that the singer was climbing a mountain. I ran it past another evaluator to see if I got the same comment. I did - that evaluator did not get it either. So I changed the opening two lines:

"We finally reached the peak on our hands and knees                                                             And looked down on the valley from 10,000 feet"

I am also rewriting the rest of the first verse to make the story more clear. 

Here's a recording of the first draft (before I changed the first 2 lines).

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Eileen

Photo of me on my porch by Gregory Stinson

 

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Previous events

Double Intrigue at Hutson's Pasadena

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Hutson's Lakeshore Tavern, 1342 Lake Avenue, Pasadena, MD

Time travel through the decades from the 70’s to today Appearing right after happy hour - Gregtape and Eileen will keep you guessing which style of music and which decade is next! Hint: Everyone will find something fun – from rock to pop to country and indie. Celebrate Greg's return to his hometown for some rockin' entertainment!

No Place But Up Tour

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Robert Harper Books, 6216 Rhode Island Ave, Riverdale, MD

It's the second stop on Eileen's "No Place But Up" tour. Celebrate the release of No Place But Up. Enjoy Eileen's latest original tunes while browsing the book collection. Partake of light refreshments. Featuring the guitar work of Gregtape. Sing along with new covers we've been working on spanning the decades from the 70's through the present. Tickets $15

No Place But Up EP release concert

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More Than Java Cafe, 358 Main Street, Laurel

Join award winning singer-songwriter Eileen Bernstein at a free concert celebrating the release of her new indie EP, "No Place But Up." Eileen will share her journey through the peaks and valleys of life on guitar and keyboard, accompanied by the awesome fretwork of guitarist Gregtape.

Sep22

Great Frederick Fair - History Day

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Enjoy a musical journey through the decades as we share the changing styles of songs and our lives

Jun26

Double Intrigue Duo in Fells Point

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Leadbetter's Tavern, Baltimore

Here's another chance for you to catch Double Intrigue at Leadbetter's Tavern!

Aug9

Poolesville Music and Arts Festival

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Town Commons, Poolesville, MD

Eileen and another singer-songwriter TBA playing for 50 minutes. Other acts throughout the day.

free Age limit: All ages

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