Formed in 2002, Elliott Brood (the name, a bastardized homage to the fem fatal character in the 1984 Baseball film ‘The Natural’) united teenage pals Sasso and Laforet over their grown-up love for Neil Young, the Band and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Pitkin was an accidental miracle: he fell into the group after working sound at one of their earliest concerts, offering to record their first EP. Tin Type was a college radio hit and soon this compact trio was making some big noise. Across five subsequent albums, sharing vocals and trading instruments – each of the band-members seems to play everything – Elliott Brood have become one of the premier acts in Canadian roots music.
Ben Knight is making a reputation for himself among music listeners as a damn good songwriter and a great performer. He’s making a name for himself with other musicians as “that kid who writes better country songs than people who’ve been doing it for as many years as he’s been alive” And it annoys some of us. Cause every time you talk to him he’s got something new and the last couple might not have made it onto a record. Careers could be hiding in his trash can.