Elliot Randall spent much of his childhood in the south and was raised with a deep appreciation for country music and southern rock. When the now 28-year-old independently released his debut album "Take The Fall," he found himself an early stand-out with critics thanks to a sound and lyrics that "defy his tender years" (Americana UK). Elliot taught himself to play the piano and guitar and the writing came naturally. His mother always kept him reading, "whether I wanted to or not" he jokes, and stressed the importance of poetry for the soul. The influences of a true cowboy country-songwriter father, a collegiate, literary mother, and his heroes like Lyle Lovett, Bob Seger and Delbert McClinton, are evident in his insightful lyrics.
Described as "shades of Dylan, John Prine and Van Morrison...very Americana with a faint Irish lilt", Jerry Hannan's songs (like those of Springsteen, Steve Earle and Cat Stevens) speak of our everyday lives and the magic that we sometimes miss. He's a storyteller who loves to stir the crowd. He has been called a “three chord wizard,” with guitar, lyrics and harmonica, often funny, sardonic in a good-natured way, dealing with issues like ecology, friendship, love.