San Francisco, CA
Many heard tell of a legend among songwriters: John Elliott. J. Wagner, who regularly writes with Gregory Alan Isakov and has worked with Elliott before, describes him as “someone who has opened a different door.”
“He’s found the right room,” Wagner continues. “He’s bold and brave. He out tricked the trickster. He writes only the good parts of co-writes. He’s the real deal, an honest writer.”
Amy Sue Berlin says “Elliott’s songs will take you on an emotional roller coaster. He brilliantly describes the raw realities of his unique perspectives of life. The passion behind his voice and his words makes you feel as if you are a character in his story.”
Andrew Pressman, local bassist for Ben Kweller, Hayes Carll, and Raina Rose, asserts: “Elliott is a “brilliant voice in contemporary post-Seinfeld eyebrow rock. He understands the subtle differences between vibin’ and flowin’. He’s an incredible poet and performer. His shows are not to be missed.”
Elliott is a mix between Steve Poltz and John Fulbright, and sort of looks like Jeff Tweedy’s younger brother. He lives in San Francisco, but Austin and the Kerrville scene are second homes. He hails from the Twin Cities, growing up on Orange Julius, the Metrodome, and Kirby Puckett.