"'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.
RadioIowa's Matt Kelley interviewed Dave Moore in advance of the Nov. 17 Temple Theater show called "The Song Circle with Dave Moore, Chad Elliott, Patresa Hartman and Ryne Doughty." Read the full article here: https://www.radioiowa.com/2017/11/15/iowan-singers-set-to-play-in-the-sound-circle/.
WHO TV 13 out of Des Moines, IA interviewed Chad Elliott about the online house concert hosting service HomeDitty. Watch the video here: whotv.com/2017/11/02/des-moines-startup-helps-people-host-concerts-in-home/.
Chad Elliott's new album, RINGGOLD, is now available for sale! It marks his 21st album released. Purchase it HERE. True to his troubadour form, Chad Elliott will hit the road, headed out West for the first RINGGOLD tour:
Nov. 3 - Native Spirits Winery, Norman, OK
Nov. 4 - Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center, Pampa, TX
Nov. 5 - Adobe Bar in the Historic Taos Inn, Taos, NM
Nov. 8 - Oak Park Brewing Co., Sacramento, CA
Nov. 9 - Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 11 - Wildwood Hotel, Willamina, OR
Full Tour Schedule HERE.
From IPR's Java Blend: "Iowa singer-songwriter and children's book author Chad Elliott brings his knack for simple-yet-profound songwriting to The Java House stage in this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend." The accomplished creative also provides glimpses of his forthcoming album, "RINGGOLD."" Read the full article and listen to the recorded session HERE. (Photo above from IPR's Java Blend.)