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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 January 2021 SoundCloud Song

The Sago Mine on SoundCloud

(Saturday, 1/2/21) Today Dave posted The Sago Mine as his January 2021 SoundCloud track, and you can hear it by clicking on the title, or on the image above. This Elder Statesman song commemorates the sad events that unfolded 15 years ago when an explosion took the lives of 12 WV miners.

As the holiday season starts to fade into the rear-view mirror, Dave's Holiday Card CD still lingers, and you can click on the title to find out what that CD has to offer.

Dave Elder's Favorite Songs Playlist

(Sunday, 1/24/21) Song 548: I Can't Stop Loving You by Kitty Wells, written by Don Gibson. You can find a YouTube video of it here. As Dave says . . . This marks the second appearance of Ms. Wells on the list - her first hit . . . Read more

The Big News!

Dave's new CD Elder Statesman has landed on Amazon and other music outlets, so if you click on the cover image below, you can now get your very own copy. If you prefer to get the digital MP3 versions, clicking on the Elder Statesman title will take you to the Amazon page where you can buy those.

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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 be on the way.

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.

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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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