The Modern Eldorados were formed in 1996 as a vehicle for singer/songwriter Gretsch Lyles and songwriting partner, Chris Reid's original brand of classic country music. Raised in a family of musicians, Lyles was heavily influenced by his grandparent's generation of country greats. Growing up in rural Baldwin County, Alabama he began singing and playing guitar by the age of six and wrote his first song at sixteen. From a very early age he felt the calling to follow in the footsteps of his heroes Marty Robbins, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. In both sound and style, Gretsch Lyles is the embodiment of his musical influences.
The Modern Eldorados live show is more than just a concert. It is a musical experience dripping with history and full of excitement. With all the conviction of an old time gospel preacher, Lyles delivers his unique brand of witty southern humor. When The Modern Eldorados take the stage, class is in session for a wildly entertaining lesson in authentic American honky tonk.
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