"Singer-songwriter Chad Elliott's newest album, "Singing River,” brought the musician's Iowa sound to the renowned FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
"Released on Monday, the project was years in the making.
"Elliott and Iowa guitarist and producer Bo Ramsey worked together on Elliott’s “Redemption Man” album in 2009. One of the songs, “Same, Old Way,” stuck out for Ramsey, who suggested playing it with a Muscle Shoals vibe.
“That was what planted the seed for me to say: I'd love to go down someday to Muscle Shoals and get some of the original Swampers alongside with that Iowa electrified roots sound,” Elliott said. “I think there's a lot of similarity to some of those sounds. And I thought it would be a really perfect marriage of sounds with Bo Ramsey’s signature style and with that backbeat Muscle Shoals rhythm section.
“Somehow fate intervened and it happened. It took a lot of planning and dreaming, but it came to fruition.”
- From Ames Tribune feature by Ronna Faaborg.
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Chad Elliott's 25th album, Singing River, is now available! Elliott traveled to Muscle Shoals, AL with famed Iowa musician and producer Bo Ramsey to lay the tracks. Singing River was recorded at FAME Recording Studios, where music legends Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and many others laid renowned songs into the fabric of time. Ramsey, who produced Singing River, lent his signature sound on guitar. He was joined by two original Muscle Shoals Swampers, Spooner Oldham and David Hood. The new Americana/roots/blues mix that arose in Singing River is exactly the sound Elliott was hoping to create. The album was released on May 17, 2021. Purchase the album here.
Chad Elliott will perform live at Stephens Auditorium with Bo Ramsey on May 9, 2021 as part of a fundraising event for KHOI Community Radio. Check out the Ames Tribune article HERE.
Americana Songwriter residing in the Midwest.