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“An unabashed pop sense … and a sly integration of cello and acoustic guitar.”

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La.

“Deftly written arrangements, earnest lyrics that variously bring to mind everything from Joni Mitchell to Toad the Wet Sprocket to the Beatles to JJ Grey, with the vocal command of Jeff Buckley. … It’s a damn good record.”

The Independent, Lafayette, La.

“A radio-ready disc.”

The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, La.





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_DSC3395He’s the son of a preacher man, the child of Melody and the brother of Harmony. South Louisiana singer-songwriter-guitarist-cellist-bandleader Caleb Elliott’s biography flows together like one of his vibrant original songs.

He grew up in the pastoral countryside outside Natchitoches, La., and played cello at Carnegie Hall before his 18th birthday. Since relocating to Lafayette, La., he’s played countless live shows and honed his songwriting, musical and production chops.

On his debut release, “Where You Wanna Be,” he’s joined by some of the finest names in south Louisiana music for a collection of strikingly original songs and arrangements.

Vocalist Susan Cowsill, bassist Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra, drummer Doug Belote, fiddler Mitch Reed of BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and guitarist Sam Broussard of Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys all contributed their talents to this collection of songs running the gamut from the power-pop of “I Don’t Mind” to the gritty overdrive of “Run.”

The record was produced by Tony Daigle, a veteran of many Grammy-winning projects, and was recorded at studios across south Louisiana. Elliott’s songs are slices of love and life, stories of folks looking for their place in this world. From the bouzouki-and-tremolo-fueled folk-rock of “Speaking of” to the lovelorn ruminations of “I Would Never” and on through the joyriding title track reprise of “Le Reel Fâché,” “Where You Wanna Be” is an album to remember.

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Caleb Elliott one-sheet

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On the road and in the studio

For most of this year my friend Dylan LeBlanc and I have been all across the midwest and most of the south playing duo shows with cello, acoustic guitar, and two vocals. After our last tour that took us as far as Missouri, we headed back south to Florence, AL where went into the studio and worked for a week on Dylan’s third full-length album.

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“I Don’t Mind” live music video world premiere

Last year on a warm summer night, the band and I had an amazing time performing at Lafayette’s Feed & Seed. Special thanks to Chad Fouquier at the Tipitina’s Co-op and Acadiana Open Channel, we were able to capture that performance on video and audio.

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The band plays a free show Friday night at UL’s Angelle Hall

You’re cordially invited to join all of us in the band for a great night of free tunes as part of the UL Lafayette Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday night in Angelle Hall at 601 E. St. Mary Blvd.
I’ll have my cello, guitar and harmonica, along with Sam Broussard on lead guitar and vocals, Dr.

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Touring with Dylan LeBlanc

Dylan LeBlanc is a fantastic singer-songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama by way of Shreveport.
He’s been featured in Rolling Stone, toured quite a bit and has recorded two great full-length albums.
When he recently played The Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, I had a chance to sit in on cello for two songs.

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