Chad Elliott’s 24th studio album, Tangle with the Ghost, is a rich collection of Americana roots songs. It was recorded alongside other Iowa artists at Old School Studios in Auburn, IA with producer/artist Todd Partridge.
The record, set for a Nov. 13, 2020 release, is sonically diverse. Each track is like a painting or vignette reckoning with the dark night of the soul. “Sometimes you must do the things that frighten you the most. That’s why I still tangle with the ghost,” Elliott sings on the title track.
While not always autobiographical, each character conveyed seems to be wrestling with their own ghosts of a vivid past. Elliott spent many years immersing in America’s subcultures, roaming its backroads and alleyways and Tangle with the Ghost is result.
Tangle with the Ghost will be released as a digital download only. Find out how to download the album here: https://chadelliott.hearnow.com/tangle-with-the-ghost. (Downloads will not work until Nov. 13, 2020.)
Tangle with the Ghost Tracks:
1. Strayful and Feverfew (3:13)
2. Cold Nevada Rain (4:24)
3. Mystery of Love (5:13)
4. Painters and Boxers (3:55)
5. Tangle with the Ghost (4:30)
6. Such a Long Night She's In (4:18)
7. The Seedling Mile (4:29)
8. Sign of the Times (4:20)
9. Waitin' in Dayton (3:29)
Tangle with the Ghost Players:
Chad Elliott: guitar, lead vocals
Todd Partridge: producer, studio engineering and mixing, keyboard, dobro, guitar
Reilly Partridge: bass, studio engineering
Adam Smith: bass vocals on track 1
Adam Audlehelm: keyboards, melodica
Ryan Audlehelm: drums
Tina Haase Findlay: vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3 & 8
Aaron Ehrlich: saxophone
Andy Poppen: trumpet
Matt Woods: lead guitar on tracks 1, 7 & 8
Celeste Yeager Karan: clarinet, vocals on track 5
Russ Tomlinson: drums on tracks 7 & 9
Chad McDermott: organ on track 5
Americana Songwriter residing in the Midwest.