T.C. Elliott 28


Columbia USA   Jan 2008


Artist Bio

Influences:   Bottle Rockets, Holy Modal Rounders (Stampfel and Weber), Norman Blake, Hendrix, SRV, Buddy Guy, Classic Rock, Bluegrass, The Blues, Neil Young

If Neil Young and The Holy Modal Rounders had a litter of baby songwriters then T.C. Elliott would be the runt of the litter.

T.C. has written over 1100 songs and at least one of them doesn't suck.

The Earth without art is just Eh!

I've just released my first bandcamp album as a solo artist. You can find it here in both digital and CD formats:


Songs (28)

#1 Streaks Of Silver 29
Feb 2018
#2 Bring Me Down 25
Feb 2018
#3 Too Many Guitars 29
Feb 2018
#4 Fall For You 23
Feb 2018
#5 Dancing With Dr. Seuss @adnama17  23
Feb 2018
#6 Backseat Roadtrip 13
Feb 2018
#7 She Don't Like Opera 16
Feb 2018
#8 Raise Your Voice 14
Feb 2018
#9 (That Ain't) The "F" Word (I Was Gonna Use) 21
Feb 2018
#10 Bridge Thoughts (w/ Carissa) 9
Feb 2018
#11 Today Is Burr's Birthday 15
Feb 2018
#12 A Ballad of Marriage (I Know Nothing) 17
Feb 2018
#13 Down So Slow 9
Feb 2018
#14 Second Chances @oneslowtyper  15
Feb 2018
#15 'Til Death @adnama17  28
Feb 17
#16 To The Store 11
Feb 17
#17 (I Don't Want A) Second Chance 12
Feb 17
#18 Last Dance Second Chance @arthurrossi 12
Feb 18
#19 X-Ray Specs 18
Feb 18
#20 The Weight @chandra83  16
Feb 19
#21 On The Sidelines Again 18
Feb 24
#22 (Remember That Time When) She Couldn't Do Math 13
Feb 24
#23 Stronger Than She Knows (No Way Skirmish) 17
Feb 24
#24 You Were There For Me (NSFW) 17
Feb 24
#25 It's No Wonder 10
Feb 24
#26 Plane Ride 16
Feb 25
#27 The Headache 16
Feb 25
#28 Helpless @charliecheney  15
Feb 26


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  • @wacha  Mar 23

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my songs. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and provide such lovely feedback.

  • @zecoop  Mar 21

    And... Kunaki said that it is superior on a website, so it has to be true. Let's just see you try to counter THAT argument! Checkmate! 🤣😂😜

  • @quork  Mar 14

    Thanks for your great comments! I really like What the Band Saw. I’ll be playing it with a female vocalist and stand up bass. If I can I’ll post a live recording.

  • @songwritingzen  Mar 13

    Hey TC, thank you so much for your comments on "We Are Waiting" and "Got You On My Side" I really appreciate it. Been trying to get to some listening in myself but work keeps getting in the way (doing a lot of rotating shifts at the moment). Congrats on the 28 songs you've done this FAWM 😀

  • @crisp1  Mar 12

    Thanks for commenting on Evening Echo. Audrey did something pretty amazing, didn't she?

  • @audrey  Mar 12

    Thanks for your great comment on crisp's and my song "Evening Echo". I appreciate it.

  • @audrey  Mar 11

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my and Hummingbear's song "Rocky Shores". I appreciate the great feedback.

  • @hummingbear Mar 9

    Thanks for the nice comments on my songs which have music, TC.

  • @jibbidy34  Mar 8

    WHA…? You are just too cool for school Quadracool Champion!! You took the time to write 400 comments (400!!) and listen to all those songs (ears doin’ ok there?)! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 400 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @gordon  Mar 8

    Finally got around to saying thanks for your thoughts and for listening to some of my tracks, much appreciated. Looks like you had a good FAWM yourself this year.

  • @ferry0123 Mar 7

    Thanks TC, and thanks for your thoughts on 'Payneway to Heaven', since I'm not always sure how to interpretate instrumentals. Gives me something to think about. Same (how/what is the feel) goes for 'Out of body transit', actually that 'd better a working title.

  • @kovbleu  Mar 7

    Hey, thanks so much for listening to our last minute band collab "Shapes and Shadows." I really appreciated your comment. 😀

  • @rainchaser  Mar 7

    Thank you for your comment. I appreciated the listen and comment you gave me. I 'm glad to hear that you liked the melody! the melody was done once all i had to do was shift it around a bit to fit the lyrics. I also didn't do much special with the melody except the ending part and that was not written down. For that one, I used two non-chord tones back to back to end the song. And that part just came to my mind while trying to figure out how to end the song another way. lol

    I'm also glad we were able to get the 50s sound down with not only the lyrics but also the music! The guitar arpeggio was certainly improvised and had no intention for it to sound 50s rock at all. Initially, when i came up with it, it sounded more like 90s rock to me. But upon hearing it in the recording i was amazed on how well it fit with the vocal melody in the bridge parts! I was also also amazed how well it synced with the vocal melody.

    Anyways, thanks for the positive comments once again!

  • @zecoop  Mar 6

    And don't believe a word of srcoops down there. He wrote great lyrics that we added to but it wouldn't be a song without his words!

  • @zecoop  Mar 6

    Thanks for all the listening tonight... I'll be catching up with the pig tomorrow! 😀

  • @srcoops Mar 5

    Glad you liked My Grandpa. In truth, the old man didn't have a whole lot to do with it other than start the ball rolling.

  • @bootlegger Mar 5

    Thanks for the comments! Always a pleasure to hear your thoughts. You've been with me during fawm every year since I started way back when so it's always great to hear from someone who is pretty familiar with what's going on. I'm going to make my way through some more of yours from this year tomorrow. I really enjoyed what I've heard so far so I'm looking forward to hearing the rest! Thanks again.

  • @letyourhairdown Mar 5

    We appreciate your super nice comment so very much. Thank you for listening. 😀❤️😀

  • @sapient  Mar 4

    Man, you've been too kind with your listening and commenting. Thank you!
    It will be repaid 😎

  • @sapient  Mar 4

    Thanks so much for listening to me singing... I must be doing something wrong when I do that: it hurts, whereas my yelling/growling vocals don't!

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 27

    The forum says you do a daily song prompt where does that live. Ta

  • @sarahk Feb 24

    Dear Sir,
    You are welcome to use "Crust Rut" for a fake band name if you like.
    Thanks for coming by to comment on "Poopy Baby"! Awesome job hitting 25 songs so far!


  • @jibbidy34  Feb 24

    Whatdayawantamedal? Well you’re getting one! You are SUPERB Tripletime Trooper! You took the time to write 300 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your almighty contribution to our community. You have 300 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 24

    Thanks for the kind words on my "No Way" skirmish song.

  • @cts  Feb 24

    Congrats on the win, my man!

  • @charliecheney  Feb 24

    Hey, I got it! Sorry, I'd already gone to bed, but I just woke up and heard it and sent some notes, I think it sounds great!

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 24

    Thanks for the nice comment on my "Sidelines" skirmish song.

  • @darcistrutt  Feb 24

    Thanks for busting our zong! It was a fun collaboration. It was my oldest zong ever so that first notice felt good.

  • @wacha  Feb 23

    Thank you for your kind words on my songs, I love working with @crisp1.

    You are the first person who got what I was going for with "Waking Up Alone" or at least the first person who mentioned it. I was starting to think maybe I wasn't obvious enough with that one. I was so proud of myself for writing a not so obvious murder ballad and then no one acknowledge it. Thank you!

  • @gslade Feb 23

    Gah..over achiever.. how may songs you need? lol. Good going this year. Let me check out these tunes.

  • @boyatheart  Feb 21

    Thanks for listening. Looks like you've been busy this FAWM!

  • @heuristicsinc  Feb 20

    Know what you mean about being "inspired" by the reviews of others. I try not to read any of them until I've written my own for that reason. Thx for the review.

  • @mleverette  Feb 20

    Thanks for your comments on We Will Win, bud! I'm going to check out your songs in a moment. 😀

  • @chandra83  Feb 19

    Thank-you. <3 <3

  • @tesla3090  Feb 19

    Holy crap! Congrats on the win. Is this a record for you?

  • @apertome  Feb 19

    Hey, thanks for checking out a bit of my movie score! "I've always wondered" is not set to a specific sequence of events, though many of my other tracks are. I'm taking a hybrid approach, making things fit specific scenes, while also generating content to string throughout the movie as needed. Or something like that.

  • @scubed  Feb 19

    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my skirmish song!

  • @charliecheney  Feb 19

    Okay, I emailed you something. Check your Spam Museum folder. Have you ever been to the Spam Museum? It's really quite impressive, I took the tour last August.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 19

    I downloaded it and keep listening to it five times consecutively... This is just wonderful...

  • @arthurrossi Feb 18

    Hey TC! I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful song that you created for "Last Dance Second Chance", it is absolutely gorgeous... I love the melody, your guitar play and what a great vocal delivery! The chorus is totally catchy and memorable, I love it so much!

  • @charliecheney  Feb 18

    Hey, I'm all caught up actually, and the honor would be all mine. Any themes or ideas you'd like me to consider before I start?

  • @aprilm  Feb 18

    Thanks for your comments on I Know Nothin' - hoping to record something tonight if I can. Getting behind on my demos!

  • @frey Feb 18

    Thanks for your comment on Little Pieces 😀 that pause after the bridge was just me scrolling down so I could read the rest of my lyrics haha, but I'm glad you enjoyed it! And it was just me and my guitar, no uke 😁

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 18

    I love the way you’ve picked up the pace, smashed through the challenge and won. Confident fawming sir!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 18

    You can comment as many times as you want. 😀

  • @standup  Feb 18

    Courtney Barnett is a really great guitar player too. First time I saw her it was a power trio and she was singing all the songs and playing all the leads. I like her style, not clinical but wall-of-sound distorted squalls

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 18

    I love hearing what our songs sound like! 😀
    I have zero level of butt hurt in that area.
    I'm open to critique and comparison! 😀 I was shooting for this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KNsB...

  • @oneslowtyper  Feb 18

    I added you on as a collaborator, TC. It's good to work with you. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

  • @arthurrossi Feb 18

    Thanks so much for your wonderful words, TC! I would look very forward to it!!! 😀

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 17

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 17

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Aw TC, if you liked my Fire Pig then I'm winning. tbh I also thought of jalapenos and a spicy pork burger....only because I am a chilli head and couldn't stop thinking about that kinda heat when I wrote it! Thank you so much for your amazingly kind words on 'Fire Pig' 😁

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks TC for stopping by and commenting and listening.

  • @misterd Feb 2018

    Thanks so much for listening and commenting on my Banjo tune ' 'skipping girl ' . I appreciate it ! Cheers

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Interesting was just trying to make nonsense words that rhymed - had no idea they might be in urban dictionary ...

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 2018

    Aww thanks much - I LOVE collaborating with everyone (hint) but Val was one of my early collaborators and has been kind enough to work with me on several songs and guide me in the process so we now have a pretty good feel of each other's quirkiness and comfort zones which makes it fun and easy to collaborate.

  • @rustyp  Feb 2018

    I thought it might be a guitaelele! 😀 Cool!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks TC for continuous support. <3

  • @brrrse  Feb 2018

    Ramones works - I've been a fan for a long time. Thank you!

  • @brrrse  Feb 2018

    Thanks for your words on Can you hear me - others have said the punk thing also - can you suggest a reference track or two in that style I could start with? I finally understand reference tracks now, and I'm excited to try working with one. Thanks in advance!

  • @spinhead  Feb 2018

    Finally putting out some thanks: I really appreciate your comment on "Don't Want to Sleep." I think most listeners missed the point, but I'll never argue with "I wouldn't change a thing." Groovy.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening to "My Friend". Georgie did an amazing thing with that song. The lyrics are my big shoutout to all my FAWM friends -- including you. 😀

  • @valeriecox  Feb 2018

    Hey T! Always nice hearing from you. Looks like you're having a good FAWM so far. Rock!

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 2018

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @factoryhorse Feb 2018

    it's up now... working

  • @chucknamaste Feb 2018

    Thanks for taking the time to check out my tunes and leave such thoughtful notes! BTW I see that it says Columbia on your profile... South Carolina?

  • @drozen Feb 2018

    Hey man! you got a good ear, you noticed the textures on my tracks. Thanks for listening to my music!!!

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 2018

    Thank you so much for the comment on my track!

  • @williamhaight Feb 2018

    Good writing on your part also. Thanks for the kind words on New Orleans. You are always inciteful.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the feedback on Just Let It Happen. I think it's just coming down to having heard the track WAY too many times. In a row. 😉 We'll see what it sounds like to me at the end of the month.

    I'll be sure to check out your tracks later or tomorrow.

  • @johncrossman  Feb 2018

    A-ha! Good instrument choice. Rock on.

  • @engebretsen  Feb 2018

    Thx for comments on "If I Said I´m Sorry" Much appreciated. Also that you think my vocal is ok.

  • @dutch1967 Feb 2018

    I got what you meant. I don’t mind comparison at all. For one, I may discover something new I really like.
    We razz eachother all the time in my band. All in good humor. We know how to praise eachother too

  • @brrrse  Feb 2018

    Thanks for the comments and listen on To just be. 😀

  • @dutch1967 Feb 2018

    Thanks for that comment on Perspective Blues. yeah, not being a bass player doesn't help with the 'busy'. Is it timing? Is it just too much? I know I'll get heck from my bass player when I play this to the band. "Less is more", I always say. I'll get that thrown back at me for sure.
    I don't know who this Keb Mo is, will have to check out if your comparison is indeed evil. hahahaha, I'm just glad you found something in there that you like. Appreciate you stopping by.

  • @mungus  Feb 2018

    Haha, thank's for listening, I was surprised at how the song went too - I wrote the music for the end section first - didn't like it, so tried to write something more serious, wanted it back and had to force satyrical lyrics to compliment (or at try to match) with the original tone

    Happy you enjoyed it

    Can never have too many guitars

  • @airbagtester  Feb 2018

    Oh yeah, Hi!

  • @mungus  Feb 2018

    Glad you're back this year

  • @williamhaight Feb 2018

    Thanks, TC, for the words on Time.

  • @sw1n3flu  Feb 2018

    Yis bru.
    Happy FAWMing, yes?

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 2018

    Hey TC, welcome back!

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2018

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on Woman by the bay. <3

  • @wacha  Feb 2018

    Thanks for listening to "Adrift". Yes, I'm playing C C7 F G7. I write most of my FAWM stuff on ukulele on my lunch break. Using the ukulele lets me play chords I normally wouldn't bother with and then forces me to make it work on guitar.

  • @billwhite51 Feb 2018

    more music to come from TC. the world isnt half as bad as i thought it was. Happy FAWMing

  • @klaus  Jan 2018


  • @colourcodedchaos Jan 2018

    I'm actually gonna be around for once, so yeah! =]

  • @phylo  Jan 2018

    Here we go again! See you in there..

  • @kathym  Jan 2018

    done and done.

  • @tinattd  Jan 2018

    Hi, happy FAWM!

  • @sheamiejay  Jan 2018

    Nice work on the song about the dog. The heart is there, some revision to make the lines flow a little smoother.

  • @standup  Jan 2018

    Thanks for the update!

  • @standup  Jan 2018

    So how did the acoustic guitar story end? Or did it end? I am curious how this turned out...

  • @ianuarius  Jan 2018

    Good to see ya too, my co-caster! What chu got cookin' this year? Hopefully something fancy with that new guitar. 😀

  • @arthurrossi Jan 2018

    Hey TC! I hope all is fine! I wish you a wonderful FAWM!

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2018

    Hey TC! Wanted to wish you a happy FAWM and inquire about the FAWMcast if it's happening and if I can be of any help in organizing, hosting, or otherwise. Let me know!

  • @bootlegger Jan 2018

    Always a pleasure!

  • @chasingandromeda  Jan 2018

    Let's get to it.

  • @acousticmaddie  Jan 2018

    Hi TC!
    I Wish you a great month/M

  • @songwritingzen  Jan 2018

    Hey TC, thanks for stopping by and making your mark on my profile. Yes, I'll be around for this year... Looking forward to writing and unleashing some new songs into the world. I'm glad you're doing it this year too 😀

  • @popmythology  Jan 2018

    Good to hear from you too, T.C. Always. Good luck this year!!