Chad Elliot cultivates nostalgia, comfort

Jul 21, 2015

In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa's own country artist Chad Elliot. 

Listen to the hour long podcast for tracks off his album So Sang the Crow. 

Elliott has a strong connection to his Iowa roots and his music reflects this. Elliott's music brings images of the dirt roads and endless fields and pastures of the countryside. Listeners get a sense of nostalgia when a Chad Elliott song is playing, leaving them at peace and satisfied.

Elliott bought his first guitar at an Omaha pawn shop, a dreadnought next to the used guns and knives. He took it home, slowly taught himself to finger pick and began transposing his poetry writing into original songs. Elliott’s latest album, “So Sang the Crow” was released in March of 2013. “So Sang the Crow” speaks to the souls of those “fighting the good fight” in a life of challenge.