Eve Selis has earned her fair share of honours – she’s won seven San Diego Music Awards; the Jim Croce Award for Excellence in Music; May 31, 2008 was named Eve Selis Day by the city of San Diego; she was made an honorary Kentucky Colonel by the governor of Kentucky for her song Russellville; and in 2011 she played a benefit show with Tom Jones at Abbey Road Studios in London – but ask her what her greatest achievement is and she’ll say it’s the tens of thousands of dollars she’s helped raise for the numerous charities that are near and dear to her heart.
Eve Selis is no stranger to Roots music. On See Me With Your Heart (her 9th studio album), she delivers eleven songs forged in the fires of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. A rollerblading accident in the summer of 2014 left her with a torn hamstring and six long months of rehabilitation. What would have been “down” time for some became a time of cleaning up, growing up and stepping up for Selis. This period of quiet introspection led the seasoned performer on a journey of honest self-discovery and planted the seeds of a new artistic vision in her fertile heart. She set out to write from a place of vulnerability and even more openness than ever before.
“One positive thing that my injury did for me,” says Selis, “was to force me to slow down and be more present in my life. Unconditional love is a concept that runs throughout the songs on this CD, with unconditional love of myself being the hardest to accept. These songs look deep into the truth of my life as I am today. I had to face the wounds without flinching and learn to celebrate the scars. We all have them and they make up who we are. Instead of being ashamed of the scars we should rejoice. It means we’ve healed, and that ultimately, ‘Love Has The Final Say.’”
The title track See Me With Your Heart was the first song written, and set the tone conceptually for the entire project. It was written as a submission for the animated film The Little Prince and captures the simple wisdom of that classic book – seeing past the external to the essential. And beyond that, letting love rule the day. When the songs were written she knew she had something special and contacted Nashville producer/guitarist Kenny Greenberg to help her realize her vision. Greenberg and his team of Nashville’s finest added a new dimension to Selis’ music, creating at once a vast sonic soundscape for her powerhouse vocals and a lush intimate backdrop for the most personal songs of her career. See Me With Your Heart redefines who Eve Selis is as a singer, a songwriter and as an artist.
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“Selis’ exceptional new tunes had all the polish of gleaming chrome, along with the spirited vibe of a vintage road trip along Route 66, as the band’s tight, energetic interplay blended equal measures of honky tonk twang, boot-stomping bravado and soul-stirring pop melodies.”Wood & Steel
“The woman has range. One song she’s purring like a kitten, the next she’s howling like a wildcat …With Selis, every note is right on target.”SLAMM Magazine
“This woman is AMAZING! Country and Western Rock music that grabs you by the shoulders and shakes your boots off. Eve is full of an energy that incites the fans that flock to hear her. Without question, her show was the best and the most appreciated by the fair goers.”San Diego Beach Life Press