Music Series Chad Elliott at Mount Vernon Creates
- 7:30 - 10 p.m.
- All Ages
Tickets on sale now, only 10.00 online or stop in to the gallery. You can also reserve your wine and dessert ahead of time.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Chad Elliott’s soulful, foot-stomping shows are incredible. His laid-back storytelling and his skillful fingerpicking weave well-crafted songs together for an evening of pure entertainment. Averaging more than 200 shows per year, Elliott has been on the road for nearly 20 years performing a blend of Americana, roots and country music.
Elliott has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Counting Crows, Ruthie Foster, Lonestar, Jimmy Vaughan, etc. He has won coveted awards including the Woody Guthrie Song Contest and Iowa Blues Challenge. He placed 3rd in the International Song Contest with his Americana song, "Same Old Way."
On his 20th album, Wreck and Ruin, Elliott dove into his love of roots-rock, soul and blues music with a rocking band behind his artfully crafted songs. Producer and drummer, Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) lined up the best rhythm and lead players in Nashville to create Elliott’s greatest album to date. Guitarist and bassist Kenny Vaughan and Dave Roe, legendary Nashville players, add the needed touches to rocket Elliott’s songs into a new arena of hard driving Americana.
“Chad Elliott has assembled not only a great group of songs, but some of Nashville's finest roots music practitioners and producer drummer Ken Coomer to make a soulful and beautiful album. Townes would be proud.” - Will Kimbrough about Wreck and Ruin.
On his 21st album, RINGGOLD, Elliott recorded songs at his home studio in Iowa. The studio, built in his grandparents’ former home, helped him connect with his roots and explore difficult songs about those closest to him. It was released in 2017.
Elliott released his 22nd album, Rest Heavy, on August 10, 2018. Rest Heavy was recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, TN, with his band, The Redemptions. Greg Brown said of the new album, it’s “low, loose and full of juice. This album’s got a lot of life to it.”
"This album just oozes soul, truth, and seems rather timeless as it could have been recorded almost any time in the last fifty-sixty years." - Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine review of Rest Heavy (US)
"There is so much to be loved about this album. From start to finish, it's a masterpiece of deep soul and blues that shows you all the pictures of the places that inspired its sounds in every song. You need this album in your collection..." - Amanda Marcazo, The Jamwich magazine review of Rest Heavy (US)
“Chad Elliott has assembled not only a great group of songs, but some of Nashville's finest roots music practitioners and producer drummer Ken Coomer to make a soulful and beautiful album. Townes would be proud.” - Will Kimbrough said of Chad Elliott'sWreck and Ruin album
"Chad Elliott is a veteran singer/songwriter who writes smooth, feel good songs ranging from soulful drinking songs to upbeat road-tunes to down and dirty tunes worthy of Ray Wylie Hubbard." - Calvin Powers, The Americana Music Show
“…Chad Elliott stands out as a timeless and genuine musical poet with supple-strong roots like the bluestem and buffalo grass of Iowa prairie.” - Todd Partridge, NoDepression.com
"In the wide scope of Americana music live stories timeless as the land. With dynamic swells amid driven and transient melodies, Chad Elliott tells them one song at a time," - Sam Burrish, Sioux City Journal
Awards and Honors
2018 Kerrville New Folk - Finalist
2015 LEAF Newsong Finalist
2015 Unsigned Only Competition - Semi-Finalist - Americana
2015 Folk Alliance International - Official Showcase
2014 Newsong Contest - Midwest Finalist
2013 Top 25 Albums on brokenjukebox.com - So Sang the Crow
2013 Iowa Blues Challenge - Winner Solo/Duo
2013 Rising Star - Finalist
2012 Show Me the Music Song Contest - Finalist - Americana
2012 Int. Folk Alliance Conference - Official Showcase Artist
2011 Iowa Motion Picture Awards - Best Original Music Score
2011 Mixies Award - "Most Creative Tour" - One Horse Town Tour
2009 International Songwriting Contest - 3rd Place Winner - Americana
2009 Woody Guthrie Song Contest - 1st Place Winner
2008 Kerrville New Folk - Finalist
2006 Folkalley.com’s - Open Mic Winner
2006 Just Plain Folks - Top 20 New Folk Songs
2018 - Rest Heavy
2017 - “RINGGOLD”
2015 - “Wreck and Ruin”
2013 - “So Sang the Crow”
2010 - The Den Sessions - 10 Volume Set
2009 - "Redemption Man"
2008 - “Swiftsure”
2006 - “Humbled At My Door”
2004 - “Bowl of Stars”
2004 - “Starling Songs”
2003 - (homemade) “Bowl of Stars”
2001 - “New Young Destination"
1999 - “Greener Grass” One Man's Junk