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Chad Elliott in Concert – Americana Country Folk Music

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The First Street Community Center is thrilled to announce that Chad Elliott will be putting on a live concert for adults (but youth friendly) in the Uptown Theatre Sunday, April 26th, starting at 7pm, doors open at 6:45pm.

Chad Elliott is an International Award-Winning Americana Country Folk Singer & Songwriter.  But don’t just take our word for it, here is a quote from Country Music News International reviewer Bob Everhart:

“CHAD ELLIOTT – So Sang The Crow
This stunningly beautiful recording artist makes his home in Coon Rapids, Iowa. I was so surprised to receive this incredibly good album of what I would immediately call Americana country-folk music. The very first song takes the listener on a great bouncy musical trip, well written song with a ‘right on the mark’ banjo playing an older style, and a fiddler that makes it sound like you are in an old barn somewhere, listening to some incredibly gifted music…”
– Read Bob Everhart’s full review here.

For a small sample of what Chad is capable of here are a couple of YouTube videos from ChadElliott.net:


Tickets are $15 for general seating and $25 for reserved front row seating. You Can Buy Tickets in advance at:

  • Helios @ Old School Shops in the First Street Community Center
  • Mike @ Baumann’s on First St. SW, Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Tickets are also available at the door or on the web at http://chadelliottlilfest.bpt.me.

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Averaging over 150 shows per year, Elliott has been on the road for more than a decade performing a blend of Americana, roots and country music. Along the way he’s collected more than a few interesting stories, many of which end up crafted into lyrics. Perhaps the most surreal moment in his career happened in 2009 while he was portraying Buddy Holly for the Surf Ballroom on the 50th anniversary of the fateful plane crash which took the rock legend’s life. He was asked to sing “Oh Boy” with Buddy’s widow Maria Elena Holly. She whispered in Elliott’s ear after the song faded, “You’re my Buddy.”

He has also shared the music stage with greats such as: Eric Church, Lonestar, Counting Crows, Brantley Gilbert, R.L. Burnside, Odetta, Tom Paxton and Loudon Wainwright III, among others.

Elliott has released 19 full-length albums since he began his songwriting career. In 2009, he released “Redemption Man.” Elliott worked with producer and guitarist Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown) on this album to achieve it’s distinctive electrified roots sound. It also features Pieta Brown on the song, “Same, Old Way,” which was the 2009 Woody Guthrie Festival song contest winner as well as a 3rd place winner in the 2009 International Songwriting Contest for the Americana category. Two other songs on this album, “Redemption Man,” and “Illinois,” won Elliott a new folk finalist spot in the 2008 Grassy Hill Kerrville Folk Festival.

Elliott released “So Sang the Crow” in March of 2013. He visited Basecamp Recording Studio in Montana to lay the tracks. Basecamp Recording is run by Chris Cunningham of the folk-duo Storyhill. Cunningham produced the album, adding his meticulous attention to detail to the well-crafted project. “So Sang the Crow” speaks to the souls of those “fighting the good fight” in a life of challenge.

Currently, Elliott is working on his 20th original album. He has been traveling to Nashville, TN to record the new album with producer/drummer Ken Coomer of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo. He expects to release the album in the fall of 2015.

To learn more about Chad Elliott visit www.chadelliott.net.[/learn_more]


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