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's songs on it, including about half of Who Said What, plus a few tracks from Elder Street and Country Drivin'.
Dave's Most Recent Music YouTube Uploads
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.
Thursday, 8/28/2014 -- Nobody Knows (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the fifth lyric video from Who Said What, for the song Nobody Knows, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.
Song 243, Sunday, 3/22/2015 -- Subterranean Homesick Blues by Bob Dylan, who also wrote the song. You can find a YouTube video of this tune here. I knew, and really liked, a bunch of Dylan songs during high school, but I only knew them as covers. Yes, Dylan wrote that amazing Hendrix single All Along the Watchtower, that magical Byrds track Mr. Tambourine Man, that cool Turtles hit It Ain't Me Babe, that Peter Paul and Mary heavy-hitter Blowin' in the Wind, and a lot of other really good songs, but I had never heard his versions of them until I got to Northwestern in September of 1969. There, a guy named Smiley Collins, who had a room near mine in Bobb Hall, played the John Wesley Hardin album for me one day, and my first reaction to hearing Bob's voice at Bobb was, "Oh, that's why everybody covers his songs -- his own voice isn't that great." I heard a bit more of Bob around Bobb over the next few months, and then in January, after the winter break,... Read more
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.
Dave's New CD Now Available from CD Baby
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.