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december, 2019

19dec8:00 pm10:00 pmChad Elliott Returns to Café Paradiso8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Café Paradiso, 101 N Main Street, Fairfield, Iowa

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This guy is absolutely the real deal. Amazing performer! Don’t miss him when he returns to Cafe Paradiso! – Steve Giacomini, Cafe Paradiso

Chad Elliott will perform at Café Paradiso on Thursday, December 19th at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance (cafeparadiso.net or at Paradiso), $12 at the show.

“This is Americana at its finest… Elliott has immersed himself in gospel, blues, roots-rock, and white-boy R’n’B to the point where he comes across as a striking combo of Fogerty, Mellencamp, and Springsteen.” – Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine

This guy is absolutely the real deal. He delivers every time; one mesmerizing show after another – like it’s as naturally as breathing. Chad has that rare ability to write about everyday life experiences often so common to us all and fill you with gratitude for every one of them. I actually think he could sing about almost anything and you would not only believe every word but think he had just turned you on to some never before realized profound truth that makes you feel happy to be alive (and of course happy that you came to his show). Don’t miss him! Highly recommended! – Steve Giacomini, Cafe Paradiso

“That man’s music is as honest as was Woody Guthrie’s.” – Atesh Sonneborn, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Midwest singer-songwriter Chad Elliott blends folk roots, swampy blues, and soulful writing to deliver an original Americana sound. His live performances have been honed over a decade of being on the road performing more than 200 shows each year. Elliott is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz Magazine. He has penned more than 1,500 songs in his career while also cultivating his skills as a painter, sculptor, illustrator, and author (Wilderman’s Treetop Tales; Rumble & Flash).

Elliott’s early career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, etc. Today, his songwriting has made a marked shift to Americana.

On his 20th album, “Wreck and Ruin,” Elliott dives into his love of roots-rock, soul and blues music with a rocking band behind his artfully crafted songs. Producer and drummer, Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) lined up the best rhythm and lead players in Nashville to create Elliott’s greatest album to date. Guitarist and bassist Kenny Vaughan and Dave Roe, legendary Nashville players, add the needed touches to rocket Elliott’s songs into a new arena of hard driving Americana.

Chad Elliott will perform at Café Paradiso on Thursday, December 19th at 8 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance (cafeparadiso.net or at Paradiso), $12 at the show.

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