Fort Dodge, IA
Chad Elliott's most recent project is the Wilderman’s book series. This children’s book series was launched in November of 2014. The first book in the series is Wilderman’s Treetop Tales. Elliott has completed 15 3x4 foot acrylic paintings which are the illustrations for this book. He has also released an accompanying music album, also titled Wilderman’s Treetop Tales.
Elliott is also a nationally touring singer/songwriter. He performs 150+ live shows per year in the Americana/roots genre across the country. Awards for his songwriting include: winning the Woody Guthrie song contest, 3rd place in the International Song Contest, Iowa Blues Challenge winner, Kerrville New Folk finalist, winning an Iowa Motion Picture award for best soundtrack and a folkalley.com open mic winner, among others.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.
Whether or not you go, Wilderman's Treetop Tales is a collection of whimsical lyrics and paintings created by International award-winning songwriter, Chad Elliott. Think, “Shel Silverstein,” with more color and music. The book is designed for ages 3-10 and contains both heartwarming and giggle-worthy poetry accompanied by Chad’s own illustrations.
Check out the children's music album that compliments this book! Chad, who has been performing original songs for 20 years and is a winner of the Woody Guthrie Song contest, brings 10 of the lyrics from the book to life in the companion music album, sold separately and also titled Wilderman’s Treetop Tales.
Together, the book and album create an interdisciplinary offering of art, music and writing which allows the whole family to embrace wild imagination.