"I'll be playing mostly original songs, as well as telling stories," Elliott said.
Elliott has been on the road for more than a decade performing a blend of roots, blues and folk music. This year, with over 140 shows on the books, he'll travel from rural Iowa to Texas, Tennessee, New York and many more states across the country. He'll even get the chance to open for popular acts such as Lonestar, Counting Crows and Eric Church.
Currently he is working on a new album to add to his list of 17 full-length albums released since he began his songwriting career. The new album, titled "So Sang the Crow," was recorded in Montana under producer Chris Cunningham of Storyhill.
His prior studio album, "Redemption Man," released in 2009, was produced by Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown). It features the song, "Same, Old Way," which was the 2009 Woody Guthrie Festival song contest winner, as well as a 3rd place winner in the 2009 International Songwriting Contest in the Americana category. Also on this album are the songs "Redemption Man," and "Illinois," which won Elliott a new folk finalist spot in the 2008 Kerrville Folk Festival.
He has shared the stage with well-known artists such as Odetta, Tom Paxton and Loudon Wainwright III. He has even swapped songs with some of the best, including native Iowan Dave Moore and Texas songwriter Eric Taylor.
Elliott is a 2006 Folkalley.com open mic winner, and his song, "How's the Weather," was chosen out of 300,000 folk songs as an award nominee for the top 20 new folk songs on Just Plain Folks.