After winning FolkAlley.com's Open Mic Finals with his song "Bluebird Creek," songwriter Chad Elliott earned a spot on stage with Odetta. Odetta is just one on a long list of prolific folk artists he has shared the stage with, including Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Taylor, Buddy Mondlock, Dan Zanes, R.L. Burnside and Storyhill.
Also, Elliott's song, "How's the Weather?" was chosen out of 300,000 folk songs as an award nominee for the Top 20 New Folk Songs on Just Plain Folks.
Elliott was recently recognized as a 2008 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalist. He was one of 32 finalists, chosen from 800 applicants, who competed during the 2008 Kerrville Folk Festival.
Above all the Iowa songwriter's music slips messages about life as he has experienced it through living with homeless, love, divorce, fatherhood and discovering inspiration in a modern world through strong lyrics and guitar.