Eldorado, based in Vancouver, presents an authentic alt-country sound rooted in old-style country, rockabilly, and Americana, showcased vividly in their second album “Suitcase.” Lead singer Angela Fama, hailing from Tennessee but raised in Canada, delivers heartfelt vocals that blend sorrow with sass, accompanied by guitarist/singer Nenad Jelicic, steel/dobro guitarist Micheal Flunkert, bassist/singer Julie Bavalis, and drummer Kenton Wiens.

The band collaboratively writes songs, infusing their music with desert vibes and introspective narratives. Tracks like “Tex Mex” and “The Darkest Eye” resonate with listeners, while “Suitcase” reflects on growth and new beginnings. Their self-titled debut album featured the track “Jaded Julie,” which appeared on The L-Word Soundtrack, showcasing their crossover appeal.

Eldorado’s sound has garnered praise from critics, with Angela’s versatile vocals drawing comparisons to Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins. Their irreverent spirit and clever lyricism evoke the wit of Carolyn Mark. With influences ranging from Patsy Cline to Nick Cave, their music appeals to fans of Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Cash, and She & Him.

With a distinct blend of alt-country, roots, and Americana, Eldorado offers a refreshing take on traditional genres.