David R. Elliott will be releasing his brand new album Common st. exclusively via Bandcamp on Christmas Day for his fans to enjoy. All proceeds from the digital sales of the album will be donated to the North End Food Bank in Saint John, NB.
Common St. is an album of Saint John poetics honouring the legacy of Alden Nowlan in song form. Elliott uses the nine tracks to delve deep into his family’s history, as well as his own, as citizens of the very unique city of Saint John, NB. The songwriting is described as concise and disciplined, with a cast of musicians bringing a level of experimentation and precision entirely new to Elliott’s catalogue.
Common st. was one of the last projects recorded at the legendary Echo Chamber Studio in Halifax with engineer Charles Austin. The new album is self-produced using analog equipment and warm, natural tones. The album borrows inspiration from several genres with a focus on classic American songwriting styles reminiscent of 70’s era songwriters like Randy Newman and Tom Waits, emphasized by the stylish piano playing of Jason Keddy and the soulful vocal accompaniment of Becky Siamon.
Make sure to check out the album on Bandcamp when it is released on December 25, 2019, and know that your support of Elliott’s great musical work will also support the North End Food Bank in Saint John, NB.
Common st. Track List:
On The Run
Good Morning Heartache
Something About The Way
Hallway To Hell
Xmas Is Over, Sunshine
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.