East Of Shirley is a 7-piece ensemble from central Massachusetts that plays an eclectic musical mix - from contemporary acoustic and folk selections to blues and country rock.
Recently, the group completed work on their debut album: “A Thousand Sarajevos”. A collection of 11 original compositions, the album’s songs were written by singer/songwriter and EoS frontman Michael Clark. They were recorded by the group at Silvertone Studios in Groton, Massachusetts.
“A Thousand Sarajevos” reflects both a personal journey and an evolving political consciousness. Songs of memory, desire, imagination, longing, and loss are contrasted with expressions of disillusionment, anger, and ultimately, hope. While steeped in the singer-songwriter tradition that has emerged and developed since the ‘60s, the album is contemporary and forward-looking in both its focus and its sound.