Eastern Electric is an American Roots Rock band based in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic on Maryland's Eastern Shore… rock and blues with a lot of twang. Members Nate Clendenen, Joe Esham, Kyle Coffey, Charlie Greenhalgh, and Dave Gladding take a solid approach combining pedal steel guitar, piano and organ with a gritty, layered rhythm section. Their sound is both classic and progressive - showing heavy influences from folks such as Dylan, Marley, Garcia, Allman, Cash, Springsteen and other pillars of the roots rock landscape.
“American Roots music uncompromisingly forged by the ocean, wind, and sun.”
Nate Clendenen - Vocals, Guitars
Kyle Coffey - Piano, Organ, Accordion, Melodica
Joe Esham - Pedal Steel, Vocals
Charlie Greenhalgh - Electric and Upright Bass
Dave Gladding - Drums, Percussion
Previous members and collaborators... Sonny Martin (drums, percussion), Matt "Smitty" Smith (electric bass), Nancy Micciulla (vocals), Sara Kryscio (vocals), Robert Mabe (banjo, vocals), Merl Johnson (fiddle), Joey Harkum (vocals), Julie Cymek (vocals), Ray Wroten (vocals), Emily Dean (vocals), Ted Bowne (vocals).
Associated acts: Nate Clendenen, Ramblin' Roots, Clendenen Brothers Bluegrass, the Larks, Dark Gold Jazz, Joey Harkum Band, Sweet Leda, Robert Mabe Band, Saltwater Stringband, the High and Wides, Pressing Strings, Sean Loomis, Passafire... and many more...
“Music that sounds like a rock, country, blues freight train rolling down the beach.”