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Eli’s special Western Roots blend of Canadiana Country music combined with genuine talent, superb musicianship, and clear vocals wins her audience over every time.

A fast-paced show featuring an enthusiastic entertainer, and yodeler with a winning personality and
infectious smile.   Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Yodeler, 16 CDS , 13 Canadian Charted Radio Singles,
4 CMT videos, Award Recipient, Entertainer.
 
Eli Barsi is driven by her passion for music, committed to giving her best, and strives for
excellence on and off stage. For over 3 decades Eli has been working as a professional
musician, singer songwriter, and recording artist.  Early in her career she performed mainly in the provinces of Saskatchewan,
Alberta and British Columbia. After a few years of non stop shows, she moved to Nashville
Tennessee where she honed her craft as a songwriter. Following several years of roadwork
both sides of the border, she started to record albums, release radio singles, and moved on to
the bigger stages. Eli was hired to perform with the legendary Sons of the Pioneers in the
early millennium and was based out of Branson Missouri for 8 years. She has since relocated back
to her birth Province of Saskatchewan Canada and uses this as her home base.
 
After all this time Eli remains a diverse artist that includes a variety
of genres in her shows such as, Western Roots, Gospel, New Country, Bluegrass, Traditional
Country & Folk which she delivers with equal proficiency.  Her show is always uplifting, with
a mix of tasty standards and thought provoking originals featuring her ' Carter Scratch '
style of playing lead acoustic and her exceptional yodeling. Eli is comfortable in various
scenarios on stage, such as intimate Blue Bird cafe singer songwriter style performances to a full 6
piece grandstand shows, festivals, and everything in between.  Staying busy is an understatement
as she is forever writing, exploring new music, learning new instruments, and constantly reaching
higher and moving forward in her career.  As she has often said " my strong desire to succeed has always
far outweighed my fear of failure, I'm going to keep on keeping on. "
 

 


Some of Eli's Career Highlights

 

  • AWA - Awards Show and Conference
  • Big Valley Jamboree - Camrose
  • Bluebird Cafe, Nashville TN
  • Branson, Missouri - Country Music Capital
  • Calgary Stampede - Alberta
  • Canada's Cowboy Festival - Calgary, AB
  • Canadian Finals Rodeo - Edmonton AB
  • CCMA Gospel Concert
  • CCMA Songwriters Cafe
  • CCMA All Star Band Awards
  • CCMA Legends in Concert
  • Club Regent - Winnipeg, MB
  • Cowboys - In Concert with David Lee Murphy
  • Cowboys - In Concert with Mark Chesnutt
  • 4 performances Country Music Hall of Fame - Nashville
  • Colorado Cowboy Festival
  • Dauphin Country Music Festival - Manitoba
  • Denver Stock Show
  • Elko, Nevada - North America's Cowboy Festival
  • EUROPEAN Tour / 2017 / Germany / Belgium / The Netherlands
  • EUROPEAN Tour / 2018 / Germany / The Netherlands / France
  • Heber City - Cowboy Festival & Buckaroo Fair
  • Horizon Stage - Eli Barsi In Concert
  • Kamloops Cowboy Festival - British Columbia
  • Klondike Days - CFCW Stage Edmonton, AB
  • Monterey Cowboy Festival
  • Merrit Mountain Festival - British Columbia
  • National Heritage Wrangler Award Winner 2014
  • National Heritage Wrangler Award Presenter 2015, 2016, 2017
  • National Finals Rodeo - Las Vegas
  • Northern Lights Casino - In Concert with Prairie Oyster
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City
  • National Cowboy Symposium - Lubbock Texas with The Sons of the Pioneers
  • Ponoka Stampede - Alberta
  • SCMA ROOTS Artist 2014 / 2015
  • Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio - California
  • Spruce Meadows - Calgary, AB
  • Tuscon, Arizona - WMA Festival
  • World Petroleum Congress
  •  World Summer Games - Seville, SPAIN
  • WMA - Albequerque NM, Awards Show and Conference
  • WRANGLER Awards 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • and many more.........


Awards

2017

AWCM - Life Time Achievement Award - from the Alberta Woman of Country Music Association !!
AWA - Academy of Western Artists Nominee - Western Female Vocalist of the Year
Co-Producer of Award Winning Wrangler for Best Original Composition " Keeper of the West " written & recorded by RYAN FRITZ
SCMA Nominee - Roots Artist
SCMA Nominee - Record Producer / with John Cunningham
SCMA Nominee - Guitar Player
SCMA Nominee - Country Music Person of the Year
SCMA Nominee - John Cunningham - Bass Player
SCMA Nominee - John Cunningham - Specialty Instrument [ Harmonica ]
SCMA Nominee - John Cunningham - Manager of the Year

2015 / 2016

SCMA Nominee - Female Vocalist
SCMA Nominee - Guitar Player of the Year
SCMA Nominee - Specialty Instrument - Banjo
SCMA Nominee - Studio of the Year - Rockin BAR C Studio / with John Cunningham ]
SCMA Nominee - Producer of the Year  / with John Cunningham
SCMA Nominee - Bass Player of the Year / John Cunningham
SCMA Nominee - Specialty Instrument / Harmonica / John Cunningham
SCMA Nominee - Manager of the Year / John Cunningham

2014 / 2015
WINNER - SCMA ROOTS Artist of the Year
WINNER - SCMA All Star Band - Specialty Instrument [ John Cunningham ]
SCMA Nominee - Roots Artist
SCMA Nominee - Video of the Year ' Portrait of a Cowgirl '
SCMA Nominee - Producer of the Year with Bart McKay
SCMA Nominee - All Star Band - Guitar Player of the Year
SCMA Nominee - Manager of the Year [ John Cunningham ]
SCMA Nominee - All Star Band - Bass Player of the Year

2013 / 2014
WINNER of a Wrangler Award for ' Best Original Western Composition ' Portrait of a Cowgirl
WINNER - SCMA - ROOTS Artist of the Year
WINNER - SCMA - ROOTS Album of the Year [ Portrait of a Cowgirl ]
SCMA Nominee - Song of the Year - Farm Girl
SCMA Nominee - Female Artist of the Year
SCMA Nominee - Roots Artist of the Year
SCMA Nominee - Roots Album f the Year
SCMA Nominee - Horizon Award
SCMA Nominee - Video of the Year - Farm Girl
SCMA Nominee - Country Album of the Year - Portrait of a Cowgirl
SCMA Nominee - Manager of the Year [ John Cunningham ]
SCMA Nominee - Bass Player of the Year - [ John Cunningham ]
Academy of Western Artists Nominee - Western Female Vocalist

2012
Academy of Western Artists Nominee - Western Female Vocalist

2011
Western Music Association Nominee - Female Vocalist
Nominee - Female Yodeller
Saskatchewan Country Music Association Nominee - Female Performer
Nominee - Country Gospel Album Nominee -
Specialty Instrument (Mandolin) Nominee -
Bass Player - John Cunningham (Eli Barsi)

2010
Academy of Western Artists Nominee - Yodeller of the Year
Saskatchewan Country Music Association Nominee - Female Performer
Nominee - Country Gospel Album
Nominee - Specialty Instrument (Mandolin)
Nominee - Bass Player - John Cunningham (Eli Barsi)

2009
Western Music Association Nominee - Female Performer
Nominee - Best Western Album - "Dam Hard to Tame"
Academy of Western Artists Nominee - Female Performer
Nominee - Best Western Album - "Dam Hard to Tame"

2008
Western Music Association Nominee - Female Artist
Nominee - Song Collaboration of the Year
Academy of Western Artists Nominee -
Academy of Western Artists - FEMALE VOCALIST

2007
Western Music Association Nominee - Song Collaboration of the Year for Shades of the West - with Doris Daley

2006
 WINNER of the Will Rogers Award - FEMALE VOCALIST for 2006 American Academy of Western Artists - Dallas, Texas
Nominee - ALBUM OF THE YEAR for SHADES OF THE WEST
Western Music Association WINNER - Crescendo Award for NEW ARTIST

2005
Academy of Western Artists Nominee - ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Western Music Association Nominee - FEMALE VOCALIST

2004
Academy of Western Artists Nominee - ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Western Music Association Nominee - FEMALE VOCALIST

2003
American Academy of Western Artists - Fort Worth, Texas Nominee - ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
American Academy of Western Artists - Fort Worth, Texas Nominee - WESTERN FEMALE VOCALIST
American Academy of Western Artists - Fort Worth, Texas Nominee - WESTERN SWING FEMALE VOCALIST

2002
WINNER - American Academy of Western Artists - Fort Worth, Texas - FEMALE VOCALIST for 2002
American Academy of Western Artists - Fort Worth, Texas Nominee - ALBUM OF THE YEAR for PINTO PAL

2001
American Academy of Western Artists - Fort Worth, Texas Nominee - BEST FEMALE WESTERN VOCALIST for the "WILL ROGERS"
Canadian Country Music Association Nominee - INDEPENDENT FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Prairie Music Alliance Nominee - OUTSTANDING COUNTRY RECORDING
Nominee - OUTSTANDING VIDEO Eli's Management Company and Record Company have also been nominated: Prairie Music Alliance Nominee - CopperStar Productions for MANAGEMENT Nominee - Vibrillium Records Canada for INDEPENDENT RECORD COMPANY OF THE YEAR

2000
Canadian Country Music Association Nominee - Vocal collaboration with JOEL FEENEY for the song "I WILL"
Ontario Country Music Association Nominee - Vocal duet of the year with JOEL FEENEY for the song "I WILL"
WINNER - The Alberta Recording Industry Association Awarded - FEMALE VOCALIST for the second consecutive year.
WiINNER - SINGLE OF THE YEAR  The Alberta Recording Industry Association

1999
RPM Big Country Awards Nominee - BEST NEW FEMALE ARTIST
The Alberta Recording Industry Association Nominated Eli in seven categories Awarded -
WINNER - ALBERTA'S FEMALE RECORDING ARTIST -
WINNER - SOCAN'S SONG OF THE YEAR - Awarded -
WINNER - SINGLE OF THE YEAR Awarded -Winner
WINNER - SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR - Awarded -
WINNER - MUSIC SCORE OF THE YEAR - Winner


 DISCOGRAPHY

Once Upon The West - { with Doris Daley } 2018
Screamin ' Jimmy - Single - 2016
Portrait of a Cowgirl - 2014
A Merry Prairie Christmas - 2012
Little Mountain Church House - 2010
Songs from Saskatchewan  - 2009
Shades of the West - 2008
Closer to Home - 2007
Darn Hard to Tame - 2005
Christmas in the Canyon - 2004
Cowgirl Roundup - 2003
Listen - 2002
Pinto Pal - 2001
Eli Barsi - 2000
The Way The West Was Heard - 1999
Second Hand Saddle - 1997
Unmarked Trail - 1995