Elliott BROOD are an explosive live trio out of Toronto Ontario Canada. The band tours regularly throughout the western world and have appeared live with Wilco, Calexico, Blue Rodeo, the Sadies, Sam Roberts, the Black Crowes, Soul Asylum.
The release of their new record, “Mountain Meadows” marks the evolution of Elliott BROOD’s mystique, from a curious backwoods figure to a timeless rogue character. The band continues to employ a Commando recording style, utilizing remote location recordings (town halls, hunting lodge, mountain cabin), this time compiled and embellished at John Critchley’s soon-to-become-legendary “Green Door Studio”. You can seek out elements of the location history in any Elliott BROOD record, and this is no exception. Driving acoustic guitars, ukulele, banjo, piano and their patented stomps combine here to take you on the journey. “Mountain Meadows” is loosely based on real and fictional stories from a roadside wagon train ambush and massacre (of the same name) in Utah in the 1850’s.
“Mountain Meadows” debuted at #2 on the Exclaim Magazine national radio chart (Canada), and stayed in the top 50 chart for 36 weeks. In the US, “Mountain Meadows” debuted in the Americana Music Association radio top 40 chart at #37. “Ambassador” stayed on the Exclaim national radio top 50 chart for 17 weeks.
Elliott BROOD’s music has been used on many tv and movie cues, including the Sundance nominated, “Grown up Movie Star”, and the teen television drama “Kyle XY”. Their song “The Valley Town” was featured on television during the 2010 CBC “Hockey Night in Canada” presentation of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Nominations and Awards;
Juno Award - “Mountain Meadows” - nomination roots/traditional album 2009
Juno Award - “Mountain Meadows” - nomination cd artwork 2009
Polaris Music Prize -“Mountain Meadows” -shortlist Best Canadian album 2009
Juno Award - “Ambassador” - nomination roots/traditional album 2006
CBC Galaxie Rising Star - winner 2006
“Mountain Meadows” LP 2008
“Ambassador” LP 2005
“Tin Type” EP 2003
“… delivered with exuberance and skill … mightily recommended.” 4 stars –Uncut
“a breathtaking amalgam of the Band’s sense of history and My Morning Jacket’s
metallic country” 4 Stars -Q magazine
“…superior murder ballads…excellent debut…” 4 stars -Uncut magazine