THE BIG NEWS
(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.
Recent Dave 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.
(Sunday, 5/17/2015) Life imitates art, and Rolling Stone imitates... Dave? I've been doing this playlist for almost 2 years now, and the cover of the latest issue of RS (5/21/15) announces a Playlist Special that includes the likes of Brian Wilson, Bob Seger, Eric Church and Mavis Staples (all of whom have appeared on this playlist), each one naming their favorite records. Did Rolling Stone get the idea from me? I couldn't say for sure, but it does make me wonder. Either way, onward and upward to Song 251: Detroit City by Bobby Bare, written by Danny Dill and Mel Tillis. You can find a YouTube video of this tune here. The summer before the Beatles rocked my world, a few folk and country records grabbed my attention in a major way, including this one, which I learned so well that I soon knew all the lyrics and could sing along with every line when the radio played it. In the early '80s, I happened to see Bobby Bare doing a short set for a Bread and Roses concert at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, and the female friend who sat next to me during the performance tolerated my singing along with Bobby until... 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
(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.