Louisiana singer/songwriter Caleb Elliott will release his debut album Forever To Fade on March 8th on Single Lock Records. On the album's twelve tracks, Elliott layers soulful string scores over that booming, dirty-sweet groove that gave name to the Muscle Shoals Sound and John Cale-inspired arrangements.
First single "Makes Me Wonder" is available today. The track opens with a lush 70s-era symphonic soul string score and quickly gives way to an in-the pocket beat overlayed with Diaphanous organ, electric sitar and glockenspiel riffs.
Listen to "Makes Me Wonder" HERE.
In 2018, Spotify highlighted Caleb Elliott's song "Get Me Out Of Here," which was added to numerous playlists including the prestigious "Fresh Folk" and "Chill As Folk" playlists. The song has been heard over 300,000 times to date in over 77 countries.
This swamp-art-rock record bridges the distance between the classically-trained sideman Elliott was to the songwriting frontman he's become; the 480 miles between his musical origins in Natchitoches Louisiana and a gothic upbringing inside a cult-style religion to finding mental and artistic liberation.
"Caleb brings a really impressive arsenal of tools and talents, and his songs don't always follow the typical rules or structures of a lot of singer-songwriters," says Tanner. "They usually surprise me in where they go melodically, harmonically, or structurally."
While riding in the backseats of tour vans with Nicole Atkins, Dylan LeBlanc and Travis Meadows, and backing other artists like Lera Lynn, John Paul White, Donnie Fritts and Sean McConnell in the studio, Elliott never stopped writing his own materials. To record Forever To Fade, he joined forces with Tanner and Alabama Shakes bassist Zac Cockrell, while John Paul White added backing vocals. Forever to Fade shows he's ready to take the wheel.
01) Makes Me Wonder
02) Burns Like Hell
03) Get Me Out Of Here
04) Forever to Fade
05) On Your Won
06) Till The Tides Turn
07) Are You Ready
09) Old Souls
10) Don't Go Losing Your Head
11) El Paso
12) Black Lungs
Tour Dates (supporting Sean McConnell):
03/07 - Carborro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
03/08 - Charlotte,NC @ The Evening Muse
03/09 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
03/10 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
03/13 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/14 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
03/15 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
03/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
03/17 - Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
03/20 - Buffalo, NY @ The 9th Ward
03/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
03/22 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
03/23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi -Fi
03/24 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
05/02 - Houston, TX @ The Rustic
05/03 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
05/04 - New Braunfels, TX @ River Road Ice House
05/08 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
05/09 - Birmingham AL @ Workplay Theatre
05/10 - Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
05/11 - Nashville, TN @ Basement East