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david r elliott

halifax, ns

David R. Elliott is a prolific new face in Canadian songwriting, with a unique perspective anchored in a childhood split evenly between rural and urban poverty. His respect for the craft of song is inclusive of all genres and his exploration of lower working class struggles is a specifically East Coast answer to Bruce Springsteen, Randy Newman and Ryan Adams. He's won multiple regional awards and garnered critical acclaim for his many releases over the years. He's shared bills with artists like Greys, Mo Kenney, Cousins and Les Hay Babies and performed at such major festivals as Pop Montreal and Canadian Music Week.

2017 will see two full-length releases from Elliott, a rootsy live off the floor album of material reminiscent of John Prine and Bob Dylan (Strawberry Grass, produced by Mike Trask) and a collection of lyrical chamber pop with hints of R&B and folk, self-produced and delving deeper than ever into the lives of working class Saint John (Common St.)

His most recent release was a three-track EP called 'A Million Statues.' He released a music video for the single, 'Some Kinda Nerve,' directed by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Peter Doyle.  

Check out the video here!

Praise for previous full-length album Sunshine:

“Elliott’s deft balance of creative songwriting and his uncanny ear for the sweet syrup of melody are the two shots of whiskey that keep the buzz going on Sunshine. It’s not all ‘90’s era alt-country though; Sunshine weaves many differing moods and styles, from ballads, to slacker rock, keeping everything fresh.”

-The East Mag

“Ragged but right!” 

-Joel Plaskett