Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions (2013)


David Elias

Recorded to DSD64 at December 14, 2004, La Honda, California

Produced by David Elias and Charlie Natzke

DSD Recording by Charlie Natzke

Studio Engineer: Charlie Natzke

DSD Sonoma Mix: David Elias

DSD Mastering: Gus Skinas


David Elias: Acoustic Guitar, Vocal, Harmonica

Charlie Natzke: Acoustic Guitar, Vocal

Chris Kee: Upright Bass


Recorded live studio with minimal micing, no effects, no edits and no overdubs.

Musicians were arranged in a tight circle facing each other at roughly arms lengths.

Songs are presented in the original order as recorded to Sonoma using less than 8 tracks in less than 4 hours.

Room was captured to 2 tracks and used as the natural reverb in the mix.


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David Elias

David’s original work and contributions as a pioneer in the unsigned artist’s world of self-produced CD’s put him in front of the folk community nationally and worldwide at an early Internet age (1995). He achieved numerous and frequent #1 charting on various large musical web communities such as, Besonic, SoundClick, Mixposure, and (currently #1 artist for most plays) as well as others.

Not restricting his exposure to online outlets (breaking ground with CD Baby in 1998 and eventually Amazon, iTunes and 50+ others) David also attracted the discriminate audiophile community as an innovator in hi-def 5.1 surround sound recordings (SACD’s “The Window”, 2003 and “Crossing”, 2005). This met with industry recognition for excellence, including the Brutus award from Positive Feedback Online for both SACD’s.

David’s songwriting achieved early recognition from the likes of Billboard magazine (honorable mention folk award in 1998) and hundreds of reviews and comments online from fans, musicians and industry professionals. He has been compared to many great songwriters ranging from Jim Croce to Nick Drake to Tom Petty to Dan Hicks to Arlo Guthrie to Bruce Cockburn, Paul Simon, Dylan, Neil Young, among numerous others. His productions continue to be recognized for their outstanding articulation and impact, both lyrically, musically and sonically. He has indeed been referred to as both musician’s musician and a songwriter’s songwriter.

It is somewhat challenging to try to characterize the scope and impact of David’s work either chronologically or in a complete fashion. Working as an independent artist for 15 years, he has been part of the dawn of many new discoveries in music and DIY approaches to sustaining art. Performing in the vicinity of 1000 shows, give or take, since 1994 and teaming up with dozens of different casts of characters from the deep roots of the Irish and Scottish to the quietude or rants of Americana and folk to the eclectic, bluegrass, rock and pop realms of those such as Jane Siberry (Issa), Sally Van Meter, and Roger Powell, David has spun many homegrown musical tales for the environment, local education and businesses, benefits galore, art shows, fairs and festivals, warehouses and lofts, beach parties, pubs and eateries, music halls and local cafes not to mention his own 8 released recordings and endless other collaborations. Perhaps it is summarized best as one fan online wrote: “…music for the heart and soul”.

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Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions (2013)


David Elias

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"What excellent compositions…exceptional performances…and rich, harmonic, organic sound, as natural and mellow via DSD as one could wish...10 stars...Love it, big time" -

David Robinson

Acoustic Trio DSD Sessions (2013)


David Elias

Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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