Tue, 16 September 2008
This episode I have John Elliot in for an interview and in studio performance. I fell in love with his stuff after he sent me a couple mp3s. His performance at Mick's was incredible and if you get the chance, GO SEE HIM. Here is some info on him and his band the Hereafter:
the hereafter is the music project of singer/songwriter john elliott. it has been called "post-seinfeld, post-9/11 eyebrow rock" and john's songwriting has garnered comparisons to paul simon (among others) in the press. john grew up in minnesota listening mostly to michael jackson, guns n' roses and bon jovi (later, bruce springsteen and bob dylan). he started to play guitar when he was ten, taught himself to play the piano and sang in various choirs. john is now perpetually on the road and in his honda civic, writing songs and playing shows. as a result of television and internet exposure (and lots of touring), the hereafter has developed a scattered (and growing) international following. anyone and everyone who plays at a show or on a recording is a member of the hereafter. the current core is bryan dobbs on bass and various instruments and mike schadel on drums. additional members include, but are not limited to: andy featherston, evan endicott, ryan zwahlen, eli bolin, raina rose, kristen eppley, deemo, pickles, stinky john, dykel, carter dewberry, sick, kenny cline, lee overtree, drew callander, gautham prasad (mime) and jay johnson.
"The Hereafter" THINGS:
"eulogy" (track fourteen) appeared during the season three finale of "grey's anatomy" playing softly toward the end.
“the end” (track twelve) was featured on NPR’S “all songs considered open mic series." national public radio is mellow and good. check out a thing about it HERE.
a demo of “back where i was” (track four) appeared in its entireity during the climactic scene of an emmy-nominated episode in the second season of “grey’s anatomy" ("she's my wife...").
"musical chairs" (track nine) is the first track on a compilation CD released by trabant lounge in seattle! hey, they were voted #1 best coffee in seattle.
"Feelings Without Weight" by Chris Trapper
Chris Trapper on MySpace
John Elliot / The Hereafter