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About the author:
"Normally billed as a folk singer, Elliott's songs all tell finely crafted stories and his mastery of written word is apparent on all of them." - Broken Jukebox.com
Chad Elliott was always hoping to be a visual artist. He grew up painting and drawing while acting in community theater productions and singing in choirs. Something changed when he picked up a guitar and slowly taught himself how to play and write songs. Painting images could also be created with words and melodies. Stories could paint pictures for listeners without the mess. He immediately started performing his original songs while still pursuing art and going to graduate school for art.
Now averaging close to 200 shows per year, Elliott has been on the road for nearly 20 years taking audiences on a roller coaster of humor, whimsy and down home storytelling and song each night. His music has been featuring on Iowa Public Radio's- Java Blend and several Iowa Public Television documentaries. He still works as an artist while residing in Coon Rapids, IA with his wife, Alyssa, and three wonderful children. Inspired by his favorite children's author Shel Silverstein, Chad has just finished a children's book and album of song lyrics and poems called Wilderman's Treetop Tales. Learn more about Wilderman's at www.wildermansbooks.com. He is also currently working on his 20th studio album of Americana music in Nashville, set to release in 2015. Learn more about Chad Elliott at www.chadelliott.net.
Awards and Honors
2014 Mountain Stage NewSong Regional Finalist (Midwest)
2013 Broken Jukebox's Top 25 Albums of the Year
2013 International Blues Challenge
2013 Rising Star - Finalist
2012 Show Me the Music Song Contest - Finalist - Americana
2012 Int. Folk Alliance Conference - Official Showcase Artist
2011 Iowa Motion Picture Awards - Best Original Music Score
2011 Mixies Award - "Most Creative Tour" - One Horse Town Tour
2009 International Songwriting Contest - 3rd Place Winner - Americana
2009 Woody Guthrie Song Contest - 1st Place Winner
2008 Kerrville New Folk - Finalist
2006 Folk Alley Open Mic- Grand Prize Winner
2006 Just Plain Folks - Top 20 New Folk Songs
Wilderman's Treetop Tales
Wilderman’s Treetop Tales is a collection of whimsical lyrics and paintings created by International award-winning songwriter, Chad Elliott. Think, “Shel Silverstein,” with more color and music. The book is designed for ages 3-10 and contains both heartwarming and giggle-worthy poetry accompanied by Chad’s own illustrations.
Don't forget to check out the children's music album that compliments this book! Chad, who has been performing original songs for 20 years and is a winner of the Woody Guthrie Song contest, brings 10 of the lyrics from the book to life in the companion music album, sold separately and also titled Wilderman’s Treetop Tales.
Together, the book and album create an interdisciplinary offering of art, music and writing which allows the whole family to embrace wild imagination. Learn more about the project at www.wildermansbooks.com.
- Publication Date:
- 1502932660 / 9781502932662
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color with Bleed
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse