Elam Blackman
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Elam Blackman

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Innocence abounds in this delightful album. It is at once charming and complex. The kind of CD you find has been playing all day long while you were at work and each time you heard it a different phrase stood out. Each track is love unfolding with introspection. Two people, alone together. Beautiful! - cd baby review

all I can say about Elam Blackman is that you should listen to him prone, on our back, in your bed, with the lights out, on a really good pair of headphones. It doesn’t work on headphones because it’s sonically involved like say the Beastie Boys but instead because it’s stripped down and roughly recorded. All of the songs images (an angel of the floor, love in Mexico, spines of books, flowers and clouds) and it’s circular structure are readily apparent as are the songs slight flaws like a breath here or a pause there and a casual remark caught on tape at the very end. Enjoy. - songillinois.net


Candlelight & Twine 2005
Silver Sips EP 2004
Live at the Old Western Saloon (available on itunes) 2002



My musical journey reaches back to my birth. My father wrote songs for me as I grew in my mother’s womb. At an early age I was transfixed at the radio picking out the instruments as I heard them. Arlo Guthrie and Donovan records had sticky smudges and deep scratches from my abuse.
Parades were thrown, and I’d march around the house naked banging pan lids.
It wasn’t until college that I started playing the guitar. I had become a staple of the college’s musical diet as a DJ; a passion I continue to enjoy. Today I am singing a new folk music. Full of images and rhythm. I enjoy playing and it shows all over and it is infectious.