The Island

Lon Eldridge

"The Island", the fifth studio release from Chattanooga multi-instrumentalist Lon Eldridge, was recorded in isolation during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine.

Special thanks to: Parker Allen, Emily Kate Boyd, Jama Jacks, Zach Serleth, Choro das 3
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From the Road:

New musical project: BEEF BONE 

I’m excited to announce a new musical endeavor, a heavy blues project I’m calling BEEF BONE. Searing slide guitar, razor edge vocals, and hip shakin’ drums are the hallmarks of this band. I say band, but it’s really me as a one man band. Check out the brand new five song EP, “Bone to Pick”, available now digitally on Bandcamp and coming soon to limited edition CASSETTE!

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“Rarities, Vol. I” Now Available on Bandcamp 

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About the album…

June 4th, 2021, marks ten years since the release of my first official album “Home to the Highway” in 2011. Since then, I’ve released five more full-length studio albums, two EPs, toured the USA and Europe numerous times, and generally lived a whole lot of life. What a great ride it’s been! This album of rarities, unreleased live and studio recordings, and side projects is a look back at my more formative years as a musician. The…

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**NEW RELEASE** “The Island” is now available! 

The Island", the fifth studio release from Chattanoog multi-instrumentalist Lon Eldridge, was recorded in isolation during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine. Get it at

Special thanks to: Parker Allen, Emily Kate Boyd, Jama Jacks, Zach Serleth, Choro das 3 


Released June 11, 2020.

Lon Eldridge - electric/acoustic/resophonic guitars, lap steel, bass guitar, ukulele, vocals  

Guest musicians (in order of appearance):  

Tom Morley - 5-string fiddle on “Blue Amberol Blues”  

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New album available May 18th, 2018! 


"Cool Iron" by Lon Eldridge & Steven Troch 

"Eldridge’s finger-picked resonator guitar and vocals mixed with Troch’s soulful harmonica make for a classic combination. The two rely not on modern technology but on musicianship and feeling to create honest acoustic music that’s good for the soul." -Eric Noden 

Available digitally MAY 18TH at

Coming July 27th to Jazzanooga... 


Travel to far-flung locales via the arcane medium of 78rpm record and let the music of exotic lands enchant and excite your eardrums! DJ Passé (Lon Eldridge) takes you on an epic audio journey spanning 24,901 miles and 24 countries in just two hours. That's enough to make Verne's own Phileas Fogg jealous! These antique recordings, gathered from the four corners of the globe, will be presented upon a stunning 1905 Victor V-2 external horn gramophone and a c. 1925-30 HMV Model 103 for…

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Late-night Machinations... 

Every so often, I endure a bit of criticism because of my preference for mechanically (non-electrically) reproduced sound over electrically amplified recordings. This preference isn't just something I hold to because it's "hip" or "nostalgic". I truly believe that mechanically reproduced sound is the purest, most natural method of sound wave reproduction there is, and a territory that has gone vastly unexplored and undeveloped since the invention of electrical recording in the 1920s. In defense against my…

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CD Release Party! 


Proud to announce that my third studio album "Long Gone" will be released June 25th at The Honest Pint as part of River City Rumpus, the most exhilarating, titillating, and thrilling shindig that Chattanooga is likely to see for a long while! Appearances by Subterranean Cirqus, Cutthroat Freakshow, Eric Odditorium, Scarlett Storm, Lacy Jo, Lon Eldridge, and many more!

I'll be selling the CD for a special introductory price, so be among the first…

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"Long Gone", my third studio album, will be available in late June 2015. Keep your eyes open for details about American and European release parties.

Swamp Sessions #1 

Hey, y'all. Did some filming out in Honey Island Swamp on Sunday. Check out the first in a series of videos entitled "Swamp Sessions" under the video tab now!

Open Spaces collaboration. 

Hey everyone, check this out. I've just done a little collaboration with Joel Ruiz and Open Spaces as part of one their projects downtown. Open Spaces takes empty storefronts and enlivens them with light, art, and interactive installations. If you go to the 7th and Broad St. shuttle stop, you'll see my vivacious visage lighting up an interactive touch screen about Chattanooga history.

So, for those of you that have always wanted to touch my moustache, but never had the gall, now's your chance! Go check it…Read more

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