Who is Eldon Huff?
Eldon Huff is an American singer-songwriter making music that means something.
Pairing tough-to-match guitar skills with downhome lyrics about life and love, Eldon performs soulful songs that unite us all under the human condition. Like so many of us, he has searched for himself at the bottom of a bottle and down on his knees before God.
Somewhere between chasing the dream and putting in an honest day’s work, Eldon made a name for himself in Nashville doing Southern Roots Rock.
Known in Nashville as a triple threat, Eldon steps onto the stage with a steady and soulful voice, songs that speak volumes, and a legendary ability to wield a Les Paul guitar. Eldon’s catalog of music is grounded in straightforward themes that stand the test of time and lyrics that just don’t expire.
As a songwriter, he draws on his own life to tell stories about standing for something, refusing to back down, putting in a hard day’s work, relying on a higher power, falling in love, and remembering where you came from. Narratives rooted in nostalgia and relevant today are paired with unshakeable chords and performed with the kind of conviction that only comes from living.
Born and raised in rural Kentucky, Eldon grew up on timeless greats like Bob Seger, Travis Tritt, and Keith Whitley. Drawn in by music at an early age, he got on stage every chance he could get.
At eight years old, he was playing drums in his dad’s body shop, and by 11, he talked a local band into hiring him. By 12, he started teaching himself guitar and, at 15, became the lead guitarist in another band. By 17, Eldon had played every bar, club, and honkytonk in Virginia, West Virginia, East Kentucky, North Carolina, and East Tennessee. At 18, he broke his mama’s heart when he dropped out of high school to follow the dream full time.
The rest was not history. It was hard work, dedication, and a winding road that finally led Eldon home.
With pit stops along the way, Eldon made the pilgrimage to Nashville to pursue music. It was here he learned that talent alone won’t get you there. It also takes an unrelenting will to succeed, a love for making music no matter how many people are listening, and the support of those who will stick by your side.
Working in manufacturing and construction, he crisscrossed the southeast, playing music on nights and weekends. Running on empty, Eldon moved back to Kentucky to play in a local band, where he was lucky enough to meet and marry his wife. Before long, Huff was recruited to the road, touring with country music artist Eric Church before publishing his own hit album.
Eldon has walked a mile in everyone’s shoes, and he’s finally found his way home. Soon after signing with High West Records, he holed up with Grammy Award-winning producer Ben Fowler to breathe life into his latest album, “Drifter.”
From here on out, Eldon Huff will continue to do what he’s always done by making music that means something. And he’s just getting started.