Santa Cruz, California performer and recording artist Eli Salzman has been pushing the edges of soulful singing and songwriting for over a decade. His style is unusually rich and eclectic, drawing from alternative rock, blues, pop and modern influences. Audiences and critics describe his music and lyrics as moving and unusually evocative, sung with an expansive and resonant voice. And with his inventive guitar-work, infectious rhythms and improvisations, you get an experience that fits in your ears, gets in your bones and pulls you into territories un-charted by the packaged music world. Baby Flame, Eli's latest release, is ten vibrant new songs guiding you into both inner and outer space. This album definitely celebrates Eli's roots in rock and the magic of full instrumentation and ensemble dynamics. Yet there is also some alone moments with Eli in this new effort, which all the more ground the experience in what is the most essential: that moment when art is born and you have a guitar and a voice and a few hours before you get to see the next person to share it with.