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The husband-wife duo Bill and Eli Perras together are known as "BluesGotUs".

The many inspired lyrics given to and interpreted by Eli, combined with Bill's expertise bluesy finger-style guitar playing create a very uniquely modern take on true Americana music in its purest form. Receiving much recognition for their tightly woven musical creativity, and having opened for some long time musical masters such as Jack Williams, Scott Ainslie, Emma's Revolution, and Paul Geremia; they humbly remain true to their personal values. They continue to speak out with strong heartfelt lyrics accompanied by soulful genuine pentatonic rhythms against social injustices, corporate greed, and daily follies in everyday life. They can grip your heart, search your soul, change a mindset, or softly strike a funny bone, all the while leaving the audience with a sentiment for the common good we desire in all mankind.

"Eli and Bill are very soft-spoken, humble people. Musically the stuff they do is quite polished. It's about as close as anyone, here, comes to recalling, in our time, the authentic sound of traditional American Music."

Sir Charles Atkins - FSU Blues Lab Professor