Track Premiere: “Letter To My Son” by David R. Elliott

In 2015, David R. Elliott released Sunshine and marked a pivotal point in his musical craft with a cherry picked collection of tracks spanning 7 years of Saint John, NB bred songwriting. Now, exactly two years later, Elliott is back with a lean and focused followup entitled Strawberry Grass on his own Working Class Records imprint. 

Currently residing in Halifax, NS, David R. Elliott continues to use what he describes as a “unique perspective anchored in a childhood split evenly between rural and urban poverty” to shape his eclectic spin on earnest roots-based songwriting steeped in Atlantic Canadiana. With Elliott’s musical outlet stretching into new shapes of style and arrangement, the 9 song album Strawberry Grass threads a narrative “based on the experiences of Elliott’s father as a working class Saint Johner trying to navigate work, love and family.”

Strawberry Grass was recorded on two-inch reel-to-reel by Mike Trask at Memramcook Recording Company in January 2017, and the album features instrumentation from Christien Belliveau (Backyard Devils, Willie Stratton) Evan Matthews (Devarrow, Dance Movie, Jay Arner)and Marc Doucet (Garrett Mason).

In anticipation of the June 20th release of Strawberry Grass, as well as a slew of Eastern Canadian tour dates running from late June to July, we’re pleased to offer an exclusive taste of David R. Elliott’s latest offering with the premiere of “Letter To My Son“:

Following the June 20th release of Strawberry Grass, you can catch David R. Elliott live on the following dates:

06//27//Thunder & Lightning, Sackville, NB w/ Construction & Destruction, Haley, Weinwurm & Brown
06//28//Plan B, Moncton, NB w/ Ryan Hillier, Thomas Stajcer
06//29//TBA
06//30//La Ninkasi, Quebec City, QC
07//01//Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal, QC w/ Gentle Mystic
07//02//TBA
07//03//The Imperial Pub, Toronto, ON w/ Dino Isle, Caren
07//04//The Garnet, Peterborough, ON
07//05//The Cornerstone, Guelph, ON
07//06//Pressed Cafe, Ottawa, ON w/ Novusolis, Ryan Prueter
07//07//Taco Pica, Saint John, NB w/ Wrote, Thomas Stajcer
07//08//The Capital, Fredericton, NB w/ Motherhood, Thomas Stajcer
07//21//The Local, Halifax, NS w/ Becky Siamon, Thomas Stajcer

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