About Elliott Brood
It would be perhaps somewhat inaccurate to call Elliott Brood the Canadian version of the Zac Brown band. After all, lead singer Mark Sasso is a bit older than his counterpart, favors vests and ties over leather jackets and has never been spotted in a knit hat.
But that's not to say Sasso and his bandmates fall short in the talent department. Far from it, in fact. Sasso not only handles lead vocals for his three-piece, alt-country band, he also plays guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica and even the kazoo. Casey Laforet also handles lead vocals, backing vocals, bass pedals, keys and ukulele. And finally, Stephen Pitkin knocks out percussion and sampler, and also comes in on backing vocals. All in all, how's that for musical ambition?
Though Elliott Brood's style has been categorized as many things, namely "death country," "frontier rock" or "revival music," the band with more than 10 years under its belt seems comfortable with any label you'd want to affix. That's because they're some five albums and EPs deep into their career, from 2004's "Tin Type" to 2011's "Days Into Years." The latter was inspired by a visit to the Etaples Military Cemetery during a tour through France and spent eight consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the National Campus and Community Radio Association's !earshot radio charts, peaking at No. 1 in the folk/roots/blues categories, and at No. 5 overall.
After touring with other well-known acts like Wilco, Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund and the Sadies, Elliott Brood has more than attracted a following. You can often catch them playing festivals across North America, Europe and Australia, bringing their music to the world.
date city state venue 1/15/2015 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 1/16/2015 Ann Arbor MI The Ark 1/17/2015 Buffalo NY Sportsmen's Tavern 1/22/2015 London ON Call The Office 1/24/2015 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 1/29/2015 New York NY Mercury Lounge 1/30/2015 Philadelphia PA MilkBoy 1/31/2015 Washington DC DC9 Nightclub 2/5/2015 Grand Rapids MI The Pyramid Scheme 2/6/2015 Chicago IL Empty Bottle 2/7/2015 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry 2/8/2015 Fargo ND The Aquarium 2/11/2015 Spokane WA The Bartlett 2/12/2015 Kelowna BC Flashbacks 2/13/2015 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 2/14/2015 Victoria BC Alix Goolden Performance Hall 2/16/2015 Nelson BC Hume Hotel 2/17/2015 Golden BC Rockwater Grill & Bar 2/18/2015 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 2/19/2015 Calgary AB The Republik 2/20/2015 Saskatoon SK Amigos Cantina 2/23/2015 Thunder Bay ON Crocks - Thunder Bay 2/26/2015 Waterloo ON Starlight Social Club 2/27/2015 Kingston ON The Grad Club 2/28/2015 Peterborough ON The Red Dog 3/5/2015 Montreal QC La Sala Rossa 3/6/2015 Quebec QC Le Cercle 3/7/2015 Ottawa ON Ritual Nightclub 3/29/2015 Indianapolis IN The Hi Fi 4/1/2015 Denver CO Hi-Dive 4/3/2015 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 4/4/2015 Seattle WA The Crocodile 4/6/2015 Eugene OR Cozmic 4/9/2015 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill 4/10/2015 Los Angeles CA The Satellite 4/13/2015 Phoenix AZ Last Exit Live 4/15/2015 Dallas TX Three Links 4/16/2015 Hot Springs AR Maxine's 7/2/2015 Calgary AB Wildhorse Saloon
date city state venue 1/10/2014 West Hollywood CA The Troubadour 1/14/2014 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 1/31/2014 Oshawa ON The Moustache Club 2/1/2014 Oshawa ON The Moustache Club 2/7/2014 Barrie ON The Clarkson Pub 5/22/2014 Wakefield QC Black Sheep Inn 5/24/2014 Portland ME One Longfellow Square 5/25/2014 Burlington VT Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 5/26/2014 Clifton Park NY Upstate Concert Hall 5/26/2014 Clifton Park NY Upstate Concert Hall 5/27/2014 Syracuse NY The Lost Horizon 6/19/2014 Calgary AB Ironwood Stage & Grill 6/21/2014 Banff AB The Banff Centre 7/10/2014 Bilbao Basque Country Kobetamendi Park 7/17/2014 Stamford CT Alive at Five 8/3/2014 Gimli MB Icelandic Festival 8/8/2014 Regina SK Victoria Park 8/9/2014 Regina SK Victoria Park 8/10/2014 Regina SK Victoria Park 9/18/2014 Washington DC Black Cat 9/20/2014 Bristol TN Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion 9/21/2014 Bristol TN Bristol Rhythm And Roots Reunion 11/5/2014 Berlin Crystal Club 11/9/2014 London United Kingdom The Islington 11/10/2014 Brighton Bnh Prince Albert 11/12/2014 Deventer Burgerweeshuis 11/13/2014 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso
date city state venue 2/18/2013 York North Yorkshire York Duchess 2/19/2013 Cardiff Cardiff Buffalo 2/25/2013 Hamburg HH Astra Stube 2/28/2013 Nurnberg Kunstlerhaus Festsaal 3/15/2013 Hamilton ON This Ain't Hollywood 3/16/2013 Hamilton ON This Ain't Hollywood 3/30/2013 Windsor ON Pentastar Playhouse 4/18/2013 Lavaltrie QC Centre Culturel La Chasse Galerie 4/19/2013 Chicoutimi QC Le Sous-Bois 4/20/2013 Quebec QC Le Cercle 5/24/2013 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 5/25/2013 Nelson BC Spirit Bar 6/20/2013 Halifax NS The Marquee Ballroom 6/29/2013 Toronto ON Harbourfront Centre 7/19/2013 Saskatoon SK Ness Creek Music Festival 7/23/2013 Grand Forks ND North Dakota Museum of Art - Concerts in the Garden 7/24/2013 Regina SK The Artful Dodger 7/26/2013 Edmonton AB Heritage Amphitheatre 7/27/2013 Calgary AB Calgary Folk Festival 8/11/2013 Kitchener ON TD Kitchener Blues Festival 9/12/2013 Sudbury ON The Townehouse 9/13/2013 Sault Ste. Marie ON Loplop Lounge 9/14/2013 Thunder Bay ON Crocks - Thunder Bay 9/15/2013 Winnipeg MB Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club 9/19/2013 Lethbridge AB The Slice 9/24/2013 Nelson BC Spirit Bar 9/25/2013 Kelowna BC The Habitat 9/26/2013 Whistler BC Garibaldi Lift Company 9/29/2013 Vancouver BC The Media Club 10/1/2013 Kamloops BC Blue Grotto 11/23/2013 Halifax NS Graywood 12/31/2013 Toronto ON Lee's Palace
date city state venue 9/27/2012 Toronto ON The Great Hall 10/16/2012 St. John's NL Club One 10/18/2012 Halifax NS Olympic Centre 10/19/2012 Moncton. NB NB Oxygen 10/21/2012 Toronto ON The Danforth Music Hall 10/22/2012 Kingston ON Ale House 10/24/2012 London ON London Music Hall 10/25/2012 Waterloo ON Starlight Social Club 10/26/2012 Waterloo ON Starlight Social Club 10/27/2012 Montreal QC Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre 10/28/2012 Portland ME Otto Pizza 10/29/2012 Allston MA Great Scott 10/30/2012 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory 10/31/2012 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory 11/3/2012 Grand Rapids MI The Pyramid Scheme 11/6/2012 Winnipeg MB Garrick Centre 11/7/2012 Saskatoon SK Louis' Pub 11/8/2012 Calgary AB MacEwan Ballroom 11/10/2012 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 11/11/2012 Edmonton AB The Starlite Room 11/13/2012 Victoria BC Alix Goolden Performance Hall 11/14/2012 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 11/16/2012 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 11/18/2012 Oakland CA The New Parish 11/20/2012 Los Angeles CA Echo 11/23/2012 London Hry The Birkbeck Tavern 11/26/2012 Birmingham W Mids Hare and Hounds 11/28/2012 Newcastle upon Tyne T & W The Cluny 11/30/2012 Swansea Cmn The Chattery
date city state venue 10/29/2011 Winnipeg MB West End Cultural Centre 11/8/2011 Victoria BC Sugar Nightclub 11/9/2011 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 11/18/2011 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre