(April 13, 2015) Today Dave uploaded what could very well be the 2nd Best Anti-war Song Video of All Time, for his song If I Was You. The If Video includes such wonders as The Charge of the Light String Brigade, which occurs near the end of the 2nd verse and shows 14 Daves charging out of a trench and across a field, each with guitar in hand. Verse 1 shows a scene with Dave standing next to a sign that has Bush and Cheney each as Uncle Sam wanting you to go to Iraq that changes into Obama as Uncle Sam wanting you to go to Afghanistan and then changes into Romney as Uncle Sam wanting you to go to Iran. The If Video asks the question "What right do they have to keep our oil under their ground?" and "Is oil thicker than blood?" plus a couple of other pertinent questions, it features the Dave guitar firing squad, it portrays the American flag changing into the Exxon/Mobil logo, plus it shows a few stills of memorials in honor of soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan or Iraq, with some taken in the Crawford area of Texas during the time Dave visited Camp Casey there in August of 2005, some taken at a rally in D.C. the following month, and some taken in Manhattan. You can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image below.

The If I Was You Video


Recent Dave Music YouTube Uploads

The Under the Table Lyric Video

Monday, 10/26/2015 -- Under the Table (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the seventh lyric video from Who Said What, for the song Under the Table, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.


The So Long Friend Lyric Video

Saturday, 12/28/2014 -- So Long Friend (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the sixth lyric video from Who Said What, for the song So Long Friend, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.


Dave's Playlist

(Monday, 11/23/2015) Song 278: Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp by Laura Nyro, who also wrote the song. You can find a YouTube video of this tune here. In the fall of 1970 i saw Laura Nyro perform a concert in Chicago, touring to promote her latest album Christmas and the Beads of Sweat which included this cut, and she probably covered it that night, but it was her performance of another track from the record that left a deeper impression on me (Song 174 — Been on a Train), plus a couple of her older hits that she did to close out the show. Fast forward a few years, and on a typical bone-chilling Chicago winter night, as I entered a woman’s apartment in the process of helping her move some items out to a car, I heard her stereo playing a song that sounded familiar, but I couldn’t identify it, and had to ask her what it was. When she answered, I felt as if I should have known, and when I got back to my place, I soon had Christmas and the Beads of Sweat on the turntable, reacquainting myself with music I had learned to love a few years earlier,... Read more


Listen to Dave's Songs

(February 22, 2014) If you'd like to listen to some Dave Elder songs while visiting this site, or even while visiting other sites, you can click on the juke box at the bottom of the page to open a music player with a bunch of Dave songs on it, including about half of Who Said What, plus a few tracks from Elder Street and Country Drivin'.



Dave's Now on Radio Airplay

(March 15, 2013) Dave Elder is now a feature artist on Radio Airplay, and songs like If I Was You are now playing alongside Bob Dylan, Nickelback, Simon and Garfunkel, America, Kings of Leon, John Denver, Daughtry, The Kingston Trio, U2, Jefferson Airplane, Gordon Lightfoot and Tom Petty, in places from California to Massachusetts, Mexico, Israel, Chile, Turkey, Australia, Italy, Myanmar, Canada, Taiwan, Ireland, Rwanda, Japan, Costa Rica, Phillipines, Latvia, Colombia and United Arab Emirates. Watch this space for future updates.


Latest Dave CD Available from CD Baby

The Who Said What CD

(December 12, 2012) The Who Said What CD is now available from CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon, as well as the other usual online outlets. The 14 songs in the set (an Elder's dozen, as Dave likes to call them) offer a balanced mix of the personal and the political, from the romantic longings conveyed by Go With Me and Song of the Wood to the understated anti-war message of If I Was You, the concerns expressed in Wind Whistle about poisons released to the environment by nuclear power, the hitch-hiker's search for freedom and direction in Take Me Further, the dark nightmare landscape of nuclear destruction portrayed in Dream Revelations, the seemingly-endless conflict over the Holy Land laid out in Nobody Knows and the conversational appreciation of enduring friendship that concludes the set in So Long Friend. Click here to buy Who Said What from CD Baby -- the entire CD, or individual tracks, whatever you'd like.