"Eleanor Dubinsky is prodigiously talented: a gifted multi-instrumentalist with a strong, clear voice and a knack for catchy, open-hearted, multilingual pop that invokes the likes of Maria Bethânia and Carole King. While Dubinsky’s recordings are well worth your time, you need to see her live to appreciate the full package. Her recent performance at NYC’s Joe Pub celebrated the release of her latest album, Soft Spot of My Heart, and it was a knockout. Dubinsky’s multilayered songs — inspired by jazz, soul, Latin, and afro-Atlantic influences — opened up and revealed themselves in performance. Songs like the gospel-inflected “Turn It Around” and “You Are Special, You Are Beautiful” are relentlessly positive, but leavened with enough emotional grit and musical muscle to stop cynics dead in their tracks. The result was a joyous, uplifting and deeply generous performance — to her musicians and the audience alike — that was just the tonic for the frayed nerves of many New Yorkers after another long winter in these parlous times. Go. See her. This is music as medicine for your soul."
- Tom Pryor (music journalist: Nat Geo Music, Songlines, Afropop Worldwide)
“Eleanor's silky voice and her band's infectious energy enchanted our audience. Their world rhythms and multi-lingual lyrics celebrate the beautiful diversity in our world and honor the human experience that ties us all together. Eleanor’s music delighted audiences young and old.”
— Levitt At The Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Watch an EPK video about the recording process of Soft Spot Of My Heart in Portugal and NYC and preview music from the record:
Upcoming Concerts And Events
Come get warm with me at this acoustic style show at LIC Bar in Long Island City! Cozy, intimate, neighborhoody, nice drinks and people. No cover.
Os Clavelitos W/ Eleanor Dubinsky
It’s a double header! Dance to the Brazil-inspired songs of Queens based band Os Clavelitos with Eleanor Dubinsky as guest lead vocalist. Os Clavelitos always brings the party! No cover.
Eleanor Dubinsky 4 Elements Acoustic Quartet
This special 15th anniversary concert marks the premiere of Eleanor's 4 Elements Acoustic Quartet. She is joined by bandmates Michael O'Brien (bass), Mayra Casales (percussion/vocals) and Frank Ponzio (keys) in an intimate presentation of her original songs. $15, tix at the link here or at the door.
Sancocho All Stars (Eleanor Dubinsky & Dan Kendall)
Sancocho All Stars is a new project with Dan Kendall and Eleanor Dubinsky! Danceable Eclectic Songcraft steeped in love for Brazilian and Americana traditions. Food, drink, coffee, tea and desserts available. No cover.
Eleanor Dubinsky Residency
I'm performing Mondays in March at LIC Bar! Each show will be different, expect special guests and new songs. I look forward to sharing music and merriment with you! No cover, link to LIC Bar below.