The Elena Leona Project (The ELP) 3:00pm - 4:30pm set
Elena Leona, is a multifaceted, urban groove, soul-on-her sleeve artist. Being one of Eugene's only singing, songwriting, rapping, comedic entertainers. Holding a strong and genuine connection to her audience is of utmost importance. You might catch her, every first Friday of the month at the Cornucopia on 5th street where she has held her residency for over 2 years. Playing with a band or bringing it solo style, while covering a plethora of genres is exactly what "THE ELENA LEONA PROJECT" means. Whether it's harmonizing against self produced mp3s or beatboxing loops and strumming the acoustic guitar, THIS girl is packing a big sound and provoking presence. Between the current project and her past experience, singing backup for both local reggae and soul bands , Elena Leona has shared the stage with many artists such as Grammy nominated band The Internet, Niky Davey, KRS 1, Queen Omega, Inner Circle, (best known for their popular theme song "Bad Boys" on the hit t.v show "COPS" ) and many more. With a sultry smokey sound that's tough and edgy, her music is sure to captivate an audience of all ages.