The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 23, 2013

Mashin’ it up in Millheim



Rounding out the musical line-up and adding a mega mash to the mash up will be Curtis Eller and his band the American Circus, an act that has no comparison, equal or normalcy.

Heralded as a musician meant for the vaudeville stage, Eller and the band performs tunes about  pigeon racing, performing elephants and life.

Eller, who started performing at the age of 7 as a juggler and acrobat in the Detroit-based Hiller Olde Tyme Circus, later turned his attention to music and most of all the banjo, because, as he puts it, that’s where the real money is.

The band lists its past performances as everything from funerals and horse races to dive bars and burlesque revues across the nation and in such far off places as London and Amsterdam where they have shared the stage with strippers, contortionists the occasional glass eaters and of course, fellow music makers.

 “It’s always a joy to play with friends that are so talented,” Moore said. “We always seem to make the most out of any setting and situation and we have done of variety of live playing.”

“We do all originals and occasionally throw in a cover or two, as we will at Elk Creek. Hopefully a collaboration will ensue with the other great acts on the bill, Curtis Eller and Little Silver. I hope people hear something unique and inspiring at our shows, that moves them in a way, that they get a lift, enjoy themselves, laugh, dance, think, get sad and happy.”


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