“Great stuff! I'm a big fan!”
— Joe Macre, Bass Player for Crack the Sky; Engineer, Cuppa Joe Music
“Her songwriting has deservedly won her awards. ”
— Joe Isaacs, Director, Music Matters Showcase
“Alternating between keyboard and guitar, she sang soulfully about the breadth of human experience”
— Patricia Loeber, Assistant Town Center Village Manager, Historic Oakland Manor in Columbia, MD
Eileen Bernstein started out as a Translator of Spanish, French, and Chinese. Interested in the Foreign Service as a young adult, she ultimately decided that writing, recording, and performing her own music was a more fulfilling career. An award winning singer-songwriter, Eileen Bernstein takes you up and down the peaks and valleys of life with "songs [that] make you want to tap your toes, along with touching melodies that grip your heart with their expressive lyrics," - Baltimore Jewish Times. The last track on her No Place But Up EP, "Endless Night," has received multiple spins on digitalrevolutionradio's Indie Special.
Eileen's style is a Baltimore-tinged Americana fusion of Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Indigo Girls, Sara McLaughlin, and Stevie Nicks. She likes to write octave jumps into her melodies, and her music has lifelong influences as varied as Evanescence, Journey, Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry, Foreigner, Sara Bareilles, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Green Day, Kacey Musgraves, Gretchen Wilson, etc. She is delighted that people come up to her at shows and tell her how much her songs meant to them. They often say, "Your lyrics are so true to life!"
Playing a two-hour set at the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival shortly before Three Dog Night headlined in 2014 was a treasured highlight. She has been playing writers rounds in Nashville, and recently played a 3-hour set at the Nashville Farmers Market. Currently residing in Nashville, born and raised in New Jersey, and a long-time resident of Howard County, Maryland, Eileen has also appeared at venues such as The Great Frederick Fair, Ramshead Roadhouse, More Than Java Cafe, Leadbetters, Poolesville Music and Arts Festival, McGintys, Frederick Coffee Company, Takoma Porch Festival and The Electric Maid in Takoma Park, MD, Artomatic Arts Festival in Washington DC, the Dorchester Arts Festival, Columbia Lakefront Festival, JVs Restaurant in Arlington, VA, College Perk Coffeehouse, Caribou Coffee in Olney, The Coffee Beanery in Annapolis, Red Rocks Café in Centreville, VA, Oakland Manor and Great Sage in Columbia, and in the Music Matters showcase series.
No Place But Up EP sampler - 4 songs
Music City Nashville, May 5, 2019
Baltimore Sun, August 7, 2014