Elea Plotkin – little rockets

Elea Plotkin - little rockets

Elea Plotkin – little rockets (2001 FMG productions)

By Elizabeth Nitz

Classically trained pianist Elea Plotkin began down the singer/songwriter path after a devastating accident injured her hands. Unable to keep the music inside, she turned to writing as therapy and, twelve years and two albums later, continues to be a powerful musician. She writes in a number of styles from rock and blues to reggae and quiet folk.
Elea begins her 2001 release little rockets with contemporary rock number “Inside Out.” Bob Marley-inspired “Everything’s Goin’ My Way” is Elea’s personal reggae anthem. “Just a Girl” shows off husband Andy’s power on the electric guitar. Her full voice climbs up and down the scales to match.
She’s not afraid to air her personal faults. “Contrite” is a masterful appology for being too righteous, written in Bonnie Raitt-style blues.
Elea turns the tables with heartbreaker “Silently Crying.” She sings as if having a personal conversation with the listener: “Maybe there’s a good reason we hide the things we do. Still I’m left wondering what I meant to you.” She ends the album with a lullaby to her son, “In My Prayer.”
With a full performance schedule and an active role in the music community in Colorado, she is an inspiration to her fellow musicians and fans alike. For more information please see www.EleaPlotkin.com.

February 1st, 2003