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's songs on it, including about half of Who Said What, plus a few tracks from Elder Street and Country Drivin'.
Dave's Most Recent Music YouTube Uploads
Tuesday, 7/22/2014 -- Round Robin (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the third lyric video from Who Said What, for the song Round Robin, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.
Wednesday, 12/11/2013 -- Take Me Further (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the second lyric video from Who Said What, for the song Take Me Further, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.
Song 209, Sunday, 7/27/2014 -- Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley, written by Mae Boren Axton and Thomas Durden. You can find a YouTube video of this tune here. How did I get well past the 200 mark on this playlist without including an Elvis track? Well, I'll admit that I didn't listen to Elvis at all as a kid. I caught Hound Dog a time or 2, and strangely enough, I thought Elvis sounded like a hick, in a way that the country singers I heard at the time didn't. Later, in my final year in HS, I got a copy of the official Beatles biography, and I discovered, to my surprise, how much Elvis had influenced them. I thought the Beatles had invented RnR, but from then on, I started to read and learn more about the '50s rockers, and later the blues crowd from the same era, and earlier. At the time, RnR radio played current records, with an occasional oldie from maybe 6 months or a year previous, so in the early '70s I read a lot about the early days of RnR but I heard very little of the music. That included reading about this really rocking tune that had launched Elvis's string of hits back in 1956, but then suddenly,... Read more
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.
Dave's New CD Now Available from CD Baby
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.