“Gallons of soul, spiced up with charges of sax, snarky lead guitars, greasy burger bass, tight drums & a pinch of Dr. John humid blues-funk.” – Americana Highways
All his life, Eddie 9V (9-Volt) has acted on instinct. At just 15, this old-soul artist turned away from the path of college and jobs to burst, all guns blazing, onto the roots and blues club circuit of his native Atlanta, Georgia. Before he graduated high school, his band represented the Atlanta Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge. When Eddie infiltrated his home state’s live circuit, he quickly pricked up ears everywhere he played, eventually winning the attention of Tinsley Ellis, who served as a mentor, and Thomas Ruf, who signed him to Ruf Records. His artistic vision became fully realized when he adopted the moniker that promises an electrifying night out, “Eddie 9 Volt.”
At 23, for his debut album, Left My Soul In Memphis, the prodigious multi-instrumentalist simply powered up the amps in his mobile trailer and laid down one of 2019’s breakout releases, acclaimed as “fresh and life-affirming” by Rock & Blues Muse. His second album, “Little Black Flies,” rose to #5 on the Billboard Blues chart. He got nominated for a 2021 Blues Blast Music Award in the “Sean Costello Rising Star” category. He also got nominated for a 2022 Blues Music Award in the “Traditional Blues Album” category.
Now, Eddie 9V is taking his soul/blues/funk fusion sound to the next level, touring his new album Capricorn, recorded at the legendary Capricorn Studio where the Allman Brothers and Bonnie Bramlett made iconic music. This album has won him the most acclaim yet, leading Rolling Stone to hail “a joyous southern soul scorcher” and winning him a spot in the Top Five albums in the United States on Roots Music Report.