With lyrics about the ups and downs of mountain town living, Bo Elledge combines his musicality with his experiences of living here in the least populated state. Elledge co-founded the folk-rock band Canyon Kids in 2013 and has been a staple in the local music scene ever since. The latest Canyon Kids single, “End Times”, explores the perseverance of love and will be part of a six song EP coming out in 2021. After a year-long stint in Seattle, Elledge is now back in Jackson and recently joined us in the KHOL studio.
Singer-songwriter Bo Elledge has a love-hate relationship with Jackson Hole and he’s not scared to sing about it. The thirty-something South Carolina native has moved away twice since first landing in Teton County about a decade ago. In 2015, he moved back to Charleston for a stint. He left Jackson again last spring, then returned last month after a year in Seattle. He’ll take stage at the Center Theater this Thursday for a live stream duo set with bassist David Rice.
"Some may be surprised to see the Canyon Kids name resurface. The band has transitioned through a few lineup changes and even a name change since it’s inception in 2013, including a stint without Elledge following his move to Seattle just a year ago. With Elledge now back in Jackson for the summer, the roots that harvested three full-length albums, hundreds of shows, two WYOmericana Caravan Tours, and three singles are re-established."
". . .what makes them unique is their passion for making music. Life can make our dreams and visions so complicated but it's that passion that keeps you driven to your purpose as an artist. As of 2019 the lead singer and creator of Canyon Kids, Bo Elledge moved to Seattle, Washington, however that didn't stop the rest of the members nor himself from staying on track of their creative visions. Bo has recorded three solid singles since the move, one of which already making it on to Seattle's top public radio stations for alternative rock."
"Because of Jackson’s relative isolation, Elledge said it’s hard to feel a part of any broader musical scene, but at the same time he’s aware of the incomparable opportunities this outlying location provides. They’re one of the few folk-rock bands in Wyoming and open for many of the national touring acts that pass through.
“And if you’re doing that enough, and getting paid to make music, I think you’ve made it,” Elledge said."
"Bo Elledge, lead singer for Canyon Kids, has been spending the ski season playing solo acoustic shows in the lobby of Anvil Hotel and filmed his entry there with Shawn Flemming and Chris Polk. While Elledge just released his first solo EP, "Love and Good Luck," his choice for the entry is a new one titled "Stint.""
"“Let’s Get It” seems like it’s going to be a country track at first, but looks can be deceiving, as the song’s energy kicks in quickly and transforms it into something unique, and intriguing. Fluttery, light, and catchy, the sound envelopes you as Bo lets you into a snapshot of his world. “Let’s Get It” is a great song to unwind to after a long day, or a long night. And when you are ready to wind back up, get into this fantastic Goldcone remix. Double the fun. Double the trouble."
"We know Valentine’s day was last week and we haven’t completely ignored it. As much as we feel the day itself was created for everyone to spend money when they can’t take themselves out any other day, we couldn’t ignore Bo Elledge 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. Middle of the song they change it up slightly with a sax/trumpet in the back and some legendaries “wow-wow” that stay in our head the entire day. They finish it up with a beautiful piano twist too. Beautiful little thing."
"Canyon Kids frontman and guitarist/percussionist Bo Elledge has dedicated the better part of the last decade to song craft. He’s a persistent dude. Along with bandmate Dusty Nichols, Elledge has co-penned albums for Canyon Kids—a self-titled in 2014 and the borrowed poetry of Best Loved Poems of the American People in 2016—as well as a seminal Jackson Hole album from the duo’s first local project as Elk Attack, Second Born, in 2012. Canyon Kids released the seven-track Leviathan last summer. Aptly on Valentine’s Day, Elledge drops his debut solo EP, Love & Good Luck. Buckrail gained access to stream the release a day early, so enjoy the stream above"
"So Elledge is making the most of what he has here: a plethora of gigs — three a week, on average — a producer in the bedroom next to him and a fire in his belly to create. “I could play covers to tourists for days, and it’s great; it’s a great job,” he said. “But this is my passion. Making records and making something that’s going to live on past me.”" ￼
"Bo Elledge, lead singer/guitarist/percussionist of Canyon Kids, opens the show. Elledge has co-penned two albums of material for Canyon Kids—a self-titled in 2014 and Best Loved Poems of the American People in 2016—as well as a seminal Jackson Hole album from his first local project with Elk Attack, Second Born. One of the strongest male vocalists in the region and a prolific writer, Elledge will be recording a solo EP this summer. BJ Barham with guest Bo Elledge, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 8 2017 at Town Square Tavern. $10." - PJH
"A barefoot Bo Elledge took to the Silver Dollar Showroom stage Sept. 23 to perform with Dusty Nichols as the Canyon Kids band, the featured act for last week’s Songwriter’s Alley. On Friday, however, Elledge will appear as a one-man band at Town Square Tavern. During Canyon Kids’ second song Sept. 23, Elledge’s smooth, effortless vocals and rhythm guitar picking morphed into something else entirely as he just as effortlessly — and seamlessly — began playing four instruments simultaneously: guitar, kick drum, tambourine and harmonica."