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Bluebird Creek

Artist: Chad Elliott

Album: Starling Songs
Category: New Folk, Singer/songwriter



This song has been applauded 12 times!
Description: A song about the sense of home changing as one goes through life.

Submitted: June 19, 2006 8:39PM


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GREAT song!! I just can't get enough of you! I feel greedy asking you to share more - so I'll email you for info on how to buy a cd. Thank you for sharing!!

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This is a fine song Chad, beautifully crafted! I'm really enjoying your music.

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Nice Job.

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I feel a sense of lightness in this song. You portray your preceptions so well, it brings the listener into the scenrio with you beautifully.

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I LIKE this song! ...hope you do very well. I like a song where I understand what the singer is saying.

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Chad you are a multi-talented artistic genius on so many levels~ so , haah, top that comment!!! It's true though, I am always so blown away by your ability to reach the spirit through your music and this song is no exception. Blue bird is a work of art with a touch of your soul along with great finger work and an ear for melody. Not an expert but DUDE I think you got something special that needs to be shared with all us vagabonds out here. Keep on keepin' on brother! Peace~ jenn

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Chad, another great song! We always enjoy listening to your music. Thanks for the good tunes and sharing all your great stories. Look forward to hearing more from you! the "Kardell's"

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Great song Chad. Brings me back home -- a place I always like to visit -- in person or in song.

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Chad has a voice worth listening to. Bluebird Creek has an ease about it that makes you want to come right back to it....a melancholy cheerfulness.

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Nice song! The voice fits the song. This in my opinion is very important. Keep on doing it!

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Great lyrics, Chad. When I listen to Bluebird Creek, I can see the girl with the black hair and the boy that looks like you. It's nice to 'see' what I can already hear in your music. Very nice.

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Jim Zrodjewski and Marilyn Lohmann dig this song about where Blue Birds go when they need a haven!

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SUPERB! As is everything you write, sing and share with us.
A treasure, a gem you are!
Can't wait until your next CD comes out!

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Hey Chad... = ) Another brilliant tune my friend. Thanks for sharing and inspiring... You really are an amazing songwriter and they just keep getting better!

Write on brother,

Chris

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My wife will be so proud that I was able to sign up for this on my own and listen to your song Chad. Great job as always. Never gets old listening to you sing. Very peaceful and relaxing and relate to in a variety of ways. Keep on keepin on! Curt

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Great song chad, I loved it. I don't think I have ever heard one that I havn't loved. I love the story in it, the lyrics, just everything. Keep them coming! - Jen

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You have the rare gift of touching each person who comes in contact with your music in a very meaningful way, and at the same time lead them to a sense of home. Thanks for your music Chad. We always look forward to more.

Nic

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Hi Chad:

Another beautiful song from one of our favorite actor/singer/songwriter/artists. Your music reminds us of our love of folk music (not to mention our youth!). Keep up the great work.

Barb

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Great song. Good lyrics and nice flowing melody.

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Chad, great tune, nice banjo work and harmonies. Good luck in the contest.

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This song is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your music.

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Nice song, very poignant and affecting.

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Good song please check out my songs here on folk ally thanks Chris Beckholt

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Love that walking rhythm, and can't help but to sing harmony along with you on the chorus! Your voice is good for my soul, Chad.

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Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments! I appreciate everyone's support. Seriously, you all have no idea how much you've given me. Thank you!

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Beautiful....just beautiful.

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I love your bluegrass feel! I have listened several times. Great voice... so effortless! Nice picture too... I'll have to steal that idea... cool!

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You are very talented but you already know that and so does everybody else when they listen to you play and sing. I'm proud of you, and to say i know you. Can't wait to see you during x-mas! love your sis!
Lisa Orndorff

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wow man, you're doing a great job. im impressed, love the song

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Great job Chad! Our office will be listening to you on the IPR Java House this Friday, August 4th!

Roger Leistad

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Chad, i like your songs. They are great songs.

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Chad, I love your music! It has a way of transporting me to another place. I often well up with tears which means you are touching me in my heart. Thank you. Keep writing songs and seeking what's in your own heart!

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VOTE FOR BLUEBIRD CREEK TO WIN !!! Please help Chad to win this months "Open Mic" contest, by clicking on the "Go To This Month's Contest" link on the "Open Mic" homepage, and casting your vote for "Bluebird Creek" to WIN!!! Please, the voting ends in one hour, and we need everyone's help to bring Chad's music to the masses. Thanks. I love your music Chad.

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Terrific, Chad! This is one of your best. - Tom

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It's been so great to listen to your music over the years and see how much you've matured and improved. You're an a great asset to our artistic community.

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Fantastic contest Chad - it was so close between 2 wonderful songs which both deserved to win. I was honoured to be in such talented company!

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Chad, let me just say that I was really pulling for you to win for Bluebird Creek. You are very talented and I know that you will find success. Keep up the awesome songwriting!

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Thank you all for your votes and your inspiring comments. It was quite the competition! :) I love Sam's song as well as the other competitors'... I'm grateful to be a part of such a great process! Thanks everyone!

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Chad, it a good thing there were no judges in this contest. Having to choose between you and Sam would have been impossible. It was nice to have been on the same "open mic" stage with you. Hope our paths cross one of these days.
dM

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Lovely song Chad.

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WOW. What a song!

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As far as I'm concerned, there should have been three or four winners, not just one. The whole batch was great, and we should all go to Kent State!:) It was a great time Chad, what a close finish. Maybe we'll have a folk alley party someday, and we'll get to admire each others tunes in person. I look forward to hearing even more, and if you're touring in the DC area, let me know, I'd love to come see ya.
Take care.

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Couldn't agree more Sam, and how I'd love to meet you, Chad and all the other guys. Scotland to America is a long way but hey, who knows? I can't think of anything better than a Folk Alley party!

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Thank you Sam and Tom. I agree, a FolkAlley song sharing would be great! So much to learn from and appreciate with the talents on here! I'll be in touch if I'm in either of your neck of the woods...D.C. or Scotland! Same to you both, if your ever in Iowa...

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Very nice. Well worth all the hard work. Keep up the great work!

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hi Chad I hope you win and its a great song

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Hey....You are very talented and are awesome to listen to...if anyone isn't in a good mood at the end of bluebird creek then they should buy the cd and listen to the whole thing cause then they will be for sure!

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An honor to be on the same list, Chad! I definitely think we should do a Folk Alley party sometime. I need to get out to D.C. to visit some old friends, maybe we could put our heads together with Sam and work something out!

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Thanks Jim. Let's work out that meeting!

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You got it. I'm thinking early 2007, Feb-Mar.

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Sorry, but this song uses a line from Donovan's "Colours"...

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Paul...never heard the song...what line are you talking about?

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There's a similarity to Donovan's "Colours" in the first few notes of the guitar melody line but this is such a wonderful song and certainly distinctly different enough for this not to be an issue. Almost every "new" song has an alliegance to the past but it doesn't detract from its own original value. This is a great song, no question...it will be copied :-)

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The overall feeling and lyric content of this song really works for me, especially, the chorus. The arrangement is spare and that is just right for a song of this kind. Guess I'm a sucker for nostalgia. I like this song more each time I hear it. Thanks.

Laddie Ray Melvin

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Strong. Professional. Beautifully done. Thanks, Chad. You're very talented.

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nice. very nice. thank you.

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CONGRATULATIONS CHAD!! Have a great time at Kent, hope youo can make it out to DC and join us in March!!!

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Congratulations! Pleeeze come on out to DC in March. This is a very lovely song.

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Chad- I am continually amazed by the depth of your lyrics and the sheer poetry of them. Your talent goes far beyond lyrics and melody. You are truly an artist. A big congrats to you. You've earned it! Thank you for sharing your gifts with the rest of us.
Barb

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Congratulations Chad! Thank you for casting your "Bluebird Creek" through North Ontario.

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YAY Chad!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! You are an amazing artist and songwriting!

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Congratulations from Linn Grove, Iowa. Was just checking out Folk Alley and noticed you won the Open Mic Competition. Way to Go!

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Have a Folkin' good time at Kent!!! And remember, you are the new ambassador for Folk Alley and Open Mic, so make us all proud. Godspeed Chad!

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Great Song CHAD

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Well done... The song just has a nice grass roots/Americana feel to it and your vocal fits it nicely as well... Kudo's and congrats on your recognition out there...

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Thank you to everyone! I've contacted many people in recognition, but thought I'd put a little message in the comments section to let you know my appreciation.
I'm very excited to go to Kent State Folk Festival! I appreciate all of your support and encouragement. Bluebird Creek is a special song to me. My son sometimes sits in the audience and he smiles real big and looks around the audience when I sing the line, "with a little boy standin' at her side and the little boy looks like me..."
I'm so glad it's this song that was picked and voted on.
Thanks again, I am honored!

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Terriffic!

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Sweet dreams flow through my mind after listening to this song... Home, an interesting concept... it really makes you think... Cold and lonely in Indiana

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I've listened to this song several times and I've yet to find the lone from the Donovan song Colours.

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Sorry, the above post should have read: line not lone from Donovan's song....

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Movin' on up.... Great song.... Cold and lonely in Indiana

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keep taking your songs into the sky!...nice work Chad.

Chris Griffin
Nashville,TN

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Chad -- this still sounds just great. I love the circular rhythm underneath all that bittersweetness.

This song really takes me away I can feel the woods nice pickin

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Just came back to this song again Chad, I'd forgotten how much I loved it. It's a beautifully constructed song, and flows just like the creek. I'm so glad to have rediscovered it. Tom

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Fabulous performance, song and recording values. One of the very best and deserving of all the comments posted here.

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just the sound I have been looking for.....

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I can hope to write a song as sweet as this one. Great!!!!

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