International award-winning songwriter Chad Elliott celebrates the release of his 22nd album, “Rest Heavy.” The album was recorded at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis, TN with Elliott’s band, The Redemptions. Elliott and the band will perform songs from the new album and a few unreleased tracks during this soulful, Americana/Blues music event at the Des Moines Performing Arts' Temple Theater in Des Moines, IA on August 11, 2018. Tickets are limited and available HERE.
John Busbee of KFMG's Culture Buzz interviewed Chad Elliott about Rumble & Flash. The interview will air on Wednesday, April 18 at 11:14 a.m. Here's a quote from Busbee about the new book:
“Chad Elliott takes cultural adventurers to new realms in RUMBLE & FLASH. His content is beautifully accessible, openly inviting. Published as a collection of poems, between this book’s covers lies a vast network of creative pathways to explore. Poems, lyrics without music, future songs, unfiltered observations – Elliott shares with the wonder and appreciation of a child, embodied in an experienced, well-traveled troubadour.”
Listen to the full interview live on 98,9FM or KFMG's web site on Wednesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:14 a.m.
Chad Elliott was chosen from over 600 entries to be a finalist in the 2018 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk contest. Elliott will travel to Kerrville, TX on May 27, 2018 to compete in the song contest. He is one of 32 finalists who will perform during the Kerrville Folk Festival as part of the competition. This is not the first time Elliott has received this distinction. He was also a finalist in the 2010 competition. To learn more about this contest, visit www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org/newfolk/.
C. A. Elliott’s book of poetry, Rumble & Flash, will release nationwide under the Yellow Suit Publishing imprint on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Readers will find accessible imagery within Elliott’s poems, and an unyielding, rugged honesty as he explores the raw emotions of past scars and open wounds. Filled with nature and spiritual references, each section includes an illustration, produced by Elliott, which highlights the associated theme subtly woven into the collection of poems that follows. Interested readers may purchase a print or digital copy via online, local and independent booksellers. Full press release HERE. Pre-sales of the poetry book available HERE.
"'I write a lot,' Elliott said. 'This particularly came when I was watching kids being interviewed after the Florida shooting. I am not a political songwriter, but I do try to connect to people. I do feel the country has gotten to such a fever pitch of polarization. The song just came to me. Those are the songs that I feel like just need to be written.'" - Chad Elliott, speaking to the Spencer Daily Reporter about his song, "Home of the Brave Children." Read the full article HERE. Also, stream the full song below.