Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
9:59 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Caleb Elliott & New Releases

Singer-songwriter Caleb Elliott
Singer-songwriter Caleb Elliott

At their best, pop songs conjure exactly what it’s like to be young. The stories are often simple. But they’re not so easy to write. Because the best pop songs take on the same themes as a great epic poem or a Wagnerian opera. Pop is about the loss of innocence.

Caleb Elliott is a singer-songwriter in Lafayette, Louisiana whose debut pop album is called, Where You Wanna Be. He’s new to pop music, but as a classical cellist Caleb Elliott has already played Carnegie Hall.

He’s got a rarefied fan base. Collaborators on Elliott’s album include singer-songwriter Susan Cowsill and members of the renowned bands Better Than Ezra, BeauSoleil, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. 

ALSO ON THE SHOW:

Newly-released music from Kelcy Mae, Anders Osborne, Merry Clayton, Cyril Neville, and the great Zion Harmonizers. Visit MusicInsideOut.org for much more on these artists.