Category Archives: Acoustic

Extra (acoustic): Free through July 4th

Extra (acoustic)
– by David EliasI say easy don’t come easy that is alright
The sassafras root’s now hard to find
And extra is the thing that’s bound to break me
Extra roots and extra time to mind

Gardens start to flower in the morning
There’s nothing like that morning glory’s eye
Satisfied the daybreak’s done and over
Satisfied the night’s done passed us by

I wish I had a book of all my poems
And a diary of my drawings of my life
And snapshots of the front doors of my past homes
And one braided lock of hair from my last wife

But extra things don’t fit in my pagoda
And extra things don’t fit my afternoon
I’ll just turn them all into the things I owe ya
And call it quits one day before too soon
Call it quits one day before too soon

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Released June 28, 2020

Written, Performed, Recorded, Mix/Master by David Elias
Sketti Sandwich Productions
David Elias Music (ASCAP)
davidelias.com

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Cover art photo of dead, dried koa tree by David Elias

© David Elias, All Rights Reserved

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Square One

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Free Download – Tom Petty cover song (enter $0 for price to get the free download)

Friday Only Save 15% on Any David Elias Bandcamp Purchases using this discount code:  FRIDAY15

Thank you Bandcamp for supporting artists with this discount and letting me pass it on to listeners!

15% Discount Expires midnight PST (Los Angeles) on Friday May 29, 2020.


“Square One” – Tom Petty

Had to find some higher ground.
Had some fear to get around.
You can say what you don’t know.
Later on won’t work no more.

Last time through I hid my tracks.
So well I could not get back.
Yeah my way was hard to find.
Can’t sell your soul for peace of mind.

Square one, my slate is clear.
Rest your head on me my dear.
It took a world of trouble, took a world of tears.
It took a long time to get back here.

Tried so hard to stand alone.
Struggled to see past my nose.
Always had more dogs than bones.
I could never wear those clothes.

It’s a dark victory.
You won and you are so lost.
Told us you were satisfied, but it never came across.

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released March 19, 2020
Words & Music by Tom PettyDavid Elias: acoustic, vocal
Recorded & Produced by David Elias

Shared Music – Free Download or Stream

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We are all staying home for the most part these days. Here is some music of mine to listen to as a free download (any format you select) or streaming (web browser and free Bandcamp Music smartphone app).

Use Google Drive Worksheet here… to get a download redeem code

You can choose from any of the 4 titles in the shared Google Drive worksheet and then go to the redeem code page at:

https://davidelias.bandcamp.com/yum
Type in the code as-is including the hyphen! (XXXX-YYYY)

Once you have redeemed the code you have unlimited downloads in any format forever as well as streaming forever via web page or free Bandcamp Music iOS/Android app.

PLEASE – mark the code in the worksheet as used by typing ‘X‘ in the column by the code you used so that other people don’t try to use the same code, as it won’t work once…

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The Data Tech Blues

On the less serious side I wrote this song immediately after talking to my local auto repair mechanic/owner guitar buddy in Hilo who called me to ask for help with the processing of credit cards at his shop. He’d been down for several days with an old dialup line that went off line and he couldn’t get telephone repair to come anytime soon.

I told him I’d come down and convert his dialup credit card processing to Internet data which would be better anyway. Then he told me maybe I’d write a song about it and I said maybe I would. Then I did before I drove down there on Saturday. So I recorded it to my iPhone then messed with it on the computer and am now releasing it. Comedies of Errors! We all live in the midst of a huge Chaos we cannot see.


The Data Tech Blues
– by David Elias

Come you ladies and you gentlemen listen to my song
You might think it’s right or you might think it’s wrong
Just a little bit of everybody’s story out today
The data tech blues gonna carry us away

I got the blues
I got the tech blues
Lord I got the data tech blues

I was born on analog both the vinyl and the tubes
Dialup was working on the phone lines that we used
Everything was slow but how were we to know
That the fax and the modem were the first that had to go

I really don’t know why but then I had to try
The cleaner sound of audio they wanted me to buy
It’s Compact Disc they said, your ears are not misled
By the hiss of tape and scratchy noise your albums always make

Then Ethernet caught up with me, an RJ45
But I’d rather hear a jukebox with a 45 archive
Now I have to plug it in with something called CAT5
And USB is using me it’s eating me alive
Every time I turn around I need another thumb drive

Now they put it in the air just to get it in my ear
It’s WiFi and it’s Bluetooth with a 5G nearly here
I can’t see or taste or smell it but I sometimes hear it clear
When I shout out to Alexa, “Would you play me something Dear?”

I got the blues
I got the tech blues
Lord I got the data tech blues
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releases March 19, 2020
Words & Music by David Elias – all rights reserved worldwide
Performed by David Elias

Birthday Song, Take 4 – free download

Sometimes less is more.

The bare bones approach to writing and playing acoustic with a guitar, voice and harmonica. Sometimes less is more. You can hear it or download for $0.00 if you like.

https://davidelias.bandcamp.com/track/birthday-song-take-4

The bare bones approach to writing and playing acoustic with a guitar, voice and harmonica. Sometimes less is more.

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birthday song, take 4
– by david elias

It never really was too far
Not that you could get there in an automobile
Then again it wasn’t near
Not to mention disappearing clear anyhow
Give me your ivory
Give me your whale bone
Give me your ivory
Give me your whale bone

You feel a little worse for wear
And a little longer in the tooth, my friend
You keep a watch with a soldier’s stare
Ends the song that lingered in your youth too long
Give me your ivory
Give me your whale bone
Give me your ivory
Give me your whale bone

Cavalier in the cavalcade
These events will creep up on to pass you by
Happiest of happy days
The woodman watches from his roadside
And sighs

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released July 11, 2018
Written and Performed by David Elias
Acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocal
davidelias.com

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Late To The Party – Apologies and 50%

Still Here Still Here Still Here.

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Lots happening here lately as many of you know with an erupting volcano. Above the ground lava has been flowing. Below the ground lots of unrest and shaking going on (300+ over Richter 1.5 on the Island this past 24-hours, many of those above 3.0).

So… I missed the Memorial Day party — hope everyone was safe and well off in spirit and health. Here’s a post party favor of 50% discount of anything I have (23+ titles) on Bandcamp.  All albums, singles, whatever you order until midnight UTC this Sunday June 3rd.

Go here: http://davidelias.bandcamp.com

On checkout use this Discount Code in the popup:  Remember50

That should do it for the discount. Hoping for the best for all especially here on the Orchid Island these days. 

Take care y’all,

~ DE

It’s Getting Green Up Over

It’s Getting Green Up Over.

Spring is still working above the equator, gotta be thankful there. Along with new budding leaves and flowers the interest in MQA as a great way to deliver CD quallity and hi-res PCM to ears via downloads or streaming or CDs continues to grow as well.

Right now you can try a pristine acoustic recording originally mastered as native DSD, and since converted to DXD and encoded as MQA for downloads. It plays on any music player!

If you have an MQA decoder it can unfold the hi-res to 24/352.8kHz. The original master was encoded for MQA by MQA Ltd. as FLAC. The audio files are small and download fast.

Go here to get the 50% off Acoustic Trio….Album of the Week!

Use the code AcousticTrio50 on checkout to get the 50% off.

Have a Happy Spring and thanks for Listening!

~ DE