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Dave Elder - Musician for Peace

A Jolly Rocker Spokesman for Progressive Values

"Dave's music is off-beat, very eclectic, folksy, delivered with a wonderful sense of timing and a great sense of humor."

-Chris Poh, from radio station WDVR

Folk, rock, blues and country mark the 4 main points of Dave's musical compass, though the listener might pick up a hint of gospel, jazz or even classical flavor here and there. Dave Elder is a dynamic and engaging singer-songwriter-performer with a unique point of view.

Dave's May 2023 SoundCloud Song

New Moon Blues on SoundCloud

(Sunday, 5/7/23) Today Dave posted Wild Waters as his May 2023 SoundCloud track, and you can hear it by clicking on the title, or on the image above. This mystical Going My Way ramble suggests that taking a deeper dive into the natural world might lead to some liberating revelations.

Though the holiday season has faded from the rear-view mirror, if you didn't see (or hear) Dave's Holiday Card, you can still check it out - just click on the title to find out what that CD has to offer.

Dave Elder's Favorite Songs Playlist

(Sunday, 5/28/23) Song 669: Jamaica Farewell by Harry Belafonte, written by Irving Burgie. You can find a YouTube video of it here. As Dave says . . . This enticing ride started grabbing everyone's ears not long after I began . . . Read more

The Big News!

Dave's furry CD Purrfection has landed on Amazon and other music outlets, so if you click on the cover image below, you can now get your very own meow mix.

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Dave's Now Officially a Rock Star

(Tuesday, 3/12/17) In early January Coast 2 Coast released its #Rockstars Mixtape Volume 14 with If I Was You taking a prominent slot as track 22, later moving up to number 21, to 20, and then today to number 19. No further proof of rock star status should be required, although more may come calling.

Dave's Video in the News

(Wednesday, 11/22/17) Today a story about the If I Was You YouTube video appeared in a newspaper, and you can check out that write-up here. Earlier in the year, back in April, another article about the video was printed in a different newspaper, and you can check out that account here.

(Sunday, 7/2/17) In light of a recent story about DJT, Dave decided that if the U.S. president can do this, then he could too, and so, if you ever wondered what Dave might look like on the cover of Time, this should answer the question. If you'd like to see a bigger version of this, you can find one in the Photos section on Dave's Facebook page here.


Dave on Spotify

You can hear all, or any part, of Dave's CDs Elder Statesman, Who Said What, Elder Street, Country Drivin', and/or Holiday Card, on Spotify, and you can find those CDs there just by clicking on the titles. In addition, back in early 2017 Dave created two Spotify playlists - Dave Elder's Favorite Anti-war Songs and Me and My Songwriter Friends. The second one showcases the work of some of Dave's good friends who are also fellow songwriters, including Jeff Larson, Patti Rothberg, Joe Canzano and Carol Denney. Clicking on the playlist title will take you to where they live on Spotify.

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That's Dave on the right, with Jeff Larson (middle) and Craig Rigglesford (left) in Big Sur, many years ago.

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