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
Thursday, 8/28/2014 -- Nobody Knows (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the fifth lyric video from Who Said What, for the song Nobody Knows, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.
Saturday, 8/2/2014 -- Wind Whistle (Lyric Video) Today Dave posted the fourth lyric video from Who Said What, for the song Wind Whistle, and you can watch that video by clicking here or by clicking on the video image above.
Song 217, Sunday, 9/21/2014 -- Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts, who also wrote the song. You can find a YouTube video of this tune here. With fall just 2 days away, I decided to post a song about the sweet days of summer, since they're almost gone. This track came across the radio like a cool breath of fresh air during the warmer months of 1972, and in that sweaty Chicago summer, I remember noticing a special summer breeze once or twice on a hot day, and connecting it with this song. I also liked that interesting and somewhat familiar sound in the middle section (sweet days of summer...) but didn't realize that it came from a child's toy piano. I did wonder, though, about the line When I come home from a hard day's work, as I was all caught up in the music business hype and didn't understand the realities of music business economics. I didn't consider musician work, whether recording, performing, doing interviews or whatever, as particularly hard work, but listening to the song,... 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.