Bo Elledge is a singer songwriter based in Jackson, WY where he's spent the better part of a decade crafting songs and fronting the rock band, Canyon Kids. Just releasing his first solo album in February 2018, Elledge gives us something the Burning Ear describes as "fluttery, light, and catchy, a sound that envelopes you". The 33 year old South Carolina native finds inspiration for his music in the National Parks of the West. His debut EP aims to capture the listener through stories of love with an underlying acoustic groove. His Sophomore Album is due out Summer 2019!
"We couldn’t ignore Bo Elledge's latest release Persistent Dude. Picking up on a classic rock-on-folk guitar and a Johny Cash and June Carter like style, this is a modern take that showcases how perfect song-writing simplicity can sound like. Beautiful little thing."
". . .something unique, and intriguing. Fluttery, light, and catchy, the sound envelopes you as Bo lets you into a snapshot of his world"
"Canyon Kids frontman & guitarist/percussionist Bo Elledge has dedicated the better part of the last decade to song craft. He’s a persistent dude."
"A lot of saxophone and a lack of drums add to the coffee-shop-on-an-early-summer-morning vibes of the EP."
* He's shared bills with several critically acclaimed national acts including: JJ Grey & Mofro, Galactic, Anderson East, White Denim, Hayes Carll, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, G Love and the Special Sauce, Brett Dennen, SUSTO, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Moon Taxi, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, New Madrid, Yo Mamma's Big Fat Booty Band, BJ Barham, & The Stone Foxes.
* His main project had been six-piece Wyoming rock band "Canyon Kids" where his roles have been lead vocals, songwriting, and rhythm guitar playing. This band has been going strong for eight years now mainly playing regionally in the Mountain West CO, UT, MT, & WY.
* "Best Musician 2019" - bestofjacksonhole.com Bronze - Bo Elledge
* "Best Original Band" - Planet JH 2018 Bronze - Canyon Kids
* Featured on NPR's "Here & Now" show - Canyon Kids - 2016
* "Best Original Band" - Planet JH 2016 Bronze - Canyon Kids
* "Best Local CD Release" - Planet JH 2015 Silver for Canyon Kids
* "Best Local CD Release" - Planet JH 2012 Silver for Elk Attack
* "Best New Band in Wyoming" - Boston Phoenix 2011 for solo room recordings
*Most current residencies include:
- Jackson Hole Live concert series / Jackson, WY-6yrs
- Music on Main concert series / Victor, ID - 5yrs
- Lander Live concert series / Lander, WY - 2yrs
- Four Seasons Jackson Hole /Teton Village, WY - 4yrs
- Mangy Moose Saloon / Teton Village, WY - 4yrs
- Anvil Hotel / Jackson, WY - 1yr
- Huntsman Springs / Driggs, ID - 1yr