Born and raised in Plymouth, Minnesota, John Elliott is a writer, performer, singer, player, jammer, producer, recorder, historian, camper, traveler, pilot, and cyclist. He travels the world performing original songs and makes his home in California.
John Elliott writes gripping stream-of-consciousness songs that often take unexpected turns en route to delivering a powerful message. Chuck Schiele of The San Diego Troubadour wrote about Elliott’s lyrics: “They get in, make their statement, kick you in the teeth, and get out before they start talking too much… And this lends to the urge of rolling any track to its beginning for another spin.”
Elliott began playing at various Hollywood venues in 2001, had expanded throughout southern California by 2003, and later became a nationally touring artist. He has performed in several countries and every state except Hawaii. His music has been featured on hit TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy and Californication, as well as in PASTE Magazine, on NPR and Neil Young’s “Living With War” website. Also various other places in reality and on the internet, including iTunes, campfires, cars, and vasectomy surgeon offices during operations.
Megan Keely grew up in the SF Bay Area and discovered her voice while studying in upstate New York, Pirenopolis Brazil, and Tamil Nadu India. Upon returning home she wrote the songs for her love-torn debut album Acorn Collection, and caught the attention of producer T Bone Burnett, who selected Megan’s song ‘Rules’ (co-written with her brother Brandon) for inclusion on The Hunger Games Soundtrack Companion Album. For “The Dream Is Now”, a documentary & campaign for immigration reform, Megan co-wrote ‘Dream it Now’ with Kai Welch, and worked with Davis Guggenheim to create the music video. These songs are featured on her cinematic second album Deciduous, recorded in Nashville TN.
Megan’s third album, Ready or Not, celebrates life and strength with a growing musical family that still features Brandon, Kai, and her father Bert, but also benefits from the banjo genius of Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), the electric guitar of bluesman Steve Wyreman (Lauryn Hill, John Legend), and the percussion magic of Jay Bellerose.
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