"Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City has announced their inaugural Cornfed Folk Fest, a new music festival that will take place on two stages on Saturday, June 8." - Geneveive Trainor of Little Village Magazine. The lineup includes Iowa's own Chad Elliott. Read the full announcement HERE.
Chad Elliott's Wilderman's Series exhibition will be on display at Art Domestique Gallery in Washington, IA from Mar. 8 - Apr. 30, 2019. The exhibit will feature 15 3x4 foot canvas paintings that are also the illustrations for his upcoming release of Wilderman's River Rhymes children's book. An opening reception was held on March 16 from 12 - 2:30 p.m. at Art Domestique with Chad Elliott in attendance. Read coverage of the opening in the Washington Evening Journal HERE.
Chad Elliott and The Redemptions recorded a live set for the Sun Studio Sessions which will air on public television across the nation soon. In fact, it already debuted on Alabama Public Television. The show features a behind the scenes look at artists recording at the famed Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. As part of that project, a live video of "Pontchartrain" was just released. Check it out below. And stay tuned to this blog to find out when and where the full episode will be aired or follow Sun Studio on twitter to hear announcements of all Sun Studio Sessions episode airings.
Chad Elliott released a vinyl album recorded at Skunkworks Studios in Capitola, California on Feb. 24, 2019. The album was produced by Brian Brinkerhoff (Disney Music, BMG, Nettwerk) and Frank Swart (Patty Griffin, Norah Jones, John Hiatt, Indigo Girls,etc) as part of a 7" Vinyl Singles Club called "The Need To Know Sessions."
Chad Elliott joins an a list of excellent musicians who have participated in the project including John Hammond, Todd Snider, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Matt Nathanson, Marc Ford and Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes, Gil Landry from the Old Crow Medicine Show, Stelth from The Lumineers, The Steel Wheels and Malcolm Holcombe.
The vinyl album has two tracks, "Toulouse Street" and "Pontchartrain." It is available online at https://www.needtoknowmusic.com/ or it can be purchased at live shows. It is also available at Vinyl Cup Records in Des Moines, IA.
Episode 2 of Chad Elliott's Homefire podcast is now available! The episode, Embarcadaro Street, delves into a time when Elliott was homeless and living on the streets of San Francisco. Homefire podcast is available on many platforms, including these:
Chad Elliott performed on Iowa Live, which aired on CW23 on Feb. 21, 2019. See the full video below.
Americana Songwriter residing in the Midwest.