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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, but 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 Now Officially a Rock Star

(Tuesday, 2/21/17) In early January Coast 2 Coast released its #Rockstars Mixtape Volume 14 with If I Was You taking a prominent slot as track 22, and today it has moved up to number 21. You can find that post here. No further proof of rock star status should be required, although more may be on the way.

Dave's SoundCloud Song of the Month

(Sunday, 2/19/17) Today Dave posted his fourth SoundCloud track with the song Ship in a Bottle. You can hear this cut on Dave's jukebox at this website, but if you'd prefer to cruise SoundCloud, you can find the song here.

Dave Elder's Favorite Songs Playlist

(Sunday, 2/19/2017) Song 343: Drivin’ My Life Away by Eddie Rabbitt, written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt and Even Stevens. You can find a YouTube video of it here. As the 1970s unfolded, the RnR scene seemed to sink deeper and deeper into a sea of slick commerciality, losing much of its soul along the way, but among the occasional bright spots that would still shine in that era came a few courtesy of the country charts, with this one showing up shortly after the turn of the 1980s. While I didn’t recognize Eddie Rabbitt as the writer of the Elvis hit Kentucky Rain, I had become aware of some of his records as he racked up a string of major successes...Read more

Dave's New Spotify Playlist

(Friday, 2/10/2017) Today Dave created his first Spotify playlist, which he calls Dave Elder’s Favorite Anti-war Songs, and it contains classics like Gimme Shelter, Eve of Destruction and Something the Boy Said. Of course, Dave made sure to feature If I Was You in the mix, but in addition, he included Song for the Next War by his friend Joe Canzano, AKA Happy Joe. If you know your way around Spotify, this one will be easy for you to find. Peace!

Dave Elder's Jukebox

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what would an mp3 be worth? Rather than wading through wordy descriptions of Dave's music, you can easily get a clearer view by listening to the tracks on Dave's jukebox, which includes 7 tracks from his most recent CD Who Said What plus a few cuts from Elder Street and Country Drivin'. Just click on the jukebox and take your pick. You can listen as long as you have the little jukebox window open, even if you leave this website.

Listen to some Dave Elder songs on Dave's Juke Box

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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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