"On Elliott’s March 2013 release, Rearrange, he melodically picks his way through the simplicity of a worn working man’s resignation and the youthful resilience of his distorted guitar riffs. Themes of romance run deep throughout the album matching the highs and lows of Elliott’s sounds."
"Each of the tracks seemingly describe different stages of relationships, from courtship to heartbreak. With heavy substance to his writing – both lyrically and instrumentally – there is a certain lore to Elliott’s storytelling that resurges your infatuation with the country genre. The distorted guitar riffs on opener “Flower Dress” embody the raw electric angst held within the lyrics, feeding right into the immediate passion of third song “Foolish Lips.” On the most far-out track on the album, the almost eerie psychedelic darkness to the guitar pushes “Shadows” into the next dimension."
Produced by Mike Trask
Engineered by Charles Austen, James O'Toole and Tynan Dunfield
Recorded at Echo Chamber fall 2012
Mastered by J. Lapointe
Album cover concept by David R. Elliott
Photography by Carla Elliott
back photo subject: David Elliott, sr.
Design and layout by Mike Trask
David R. Elliott - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Tynan Dunfield - Drums
Mike Trask - Guitar
Adam Mowery - Bass, Vocals
Marc Doucet - Guitar
Gang vocals - Mike Trask, Charles Austen, Cameron Evans, Alex Seminick
Thanks muchly to Mike Trask , my old man and mother and the rest of the fam, Charles, Ad Mow, T-Snake, James, Marc, J. Lapointe, Al Pal and Cam (thanks for lending some gang vox), Brad Allen, JJ + Kelly (the two best people ever), Gord at Backstreet, Owen <3 ya buddy, AP, Lars and Nick, George Mycock, Zoltar, Slinky J, Graham, Jud, Ross Macnab, DRA, Toole, Motherhood, Babs, Luke MacDonald, FFF Buckboards, Chuck Teed, Adam K, Clinton, Ben Morgan, Bethany Fulde, Cal, Zack, CFMH, CHMA, CKDU, Bun + Katie, Ryan + Kat, Corey B, Tom + Laura, Ashtray, Ailish, Gord, Saint John, people that show up and Maddy.
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....more