Working with Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn and talented singer-songwriters in Nashville helped shape Carol Elliott as a professional songwriter-performer. But it really began when she dared to street-sing at Fisherman’s Wharf after college. Her melodic, joyful voice connected heart-to-heart and drew tourists in. When the Great American Music Hall asked her to open for David Crosby, this American songbird took flight. According to Sing Out! Magazine, Elliott’s unique brand of folk-western-pop-Americana is ’emotionally moving as well as celebratory.’ Her song, ‘Sequoyah’ was recently translated into Dutch by singer Mariska Petrovic. One fan told Elliott, ‘After Hurricane Katrina I sang your song ‘Angels’ as we searched for my cat… and we found her!’ Elliott and Wendy Waldman penned ‘Corn, Water & Wood,’ recorded by Michael Martin Murphey. It won the prestigious Bronze Wrangler Award. Her recording of ‘Solitary Hero’ on The Women of Kerrville CD caught the ear of Taxim Records in Germany who released Elliott’s fifth album, The People I Meet. Nominated for a GRAMMY, Elliott hit the charts after performing ‘Message From Walter’ on German television. GRAMMY Award winner Joe Reyes produced Elliott’s sixth album in 2023 and frequently accompanies her on guitar. Carol also gives songwriting workshops. Photo by Jim Gilmore.

Additional information



Contact name

Carol Elliott

Contact address

PO Box 6783 San Antonio TX 78209

Phone 1



Public Performance

$750 – $7, 500

School performance

$500 – $4, 500

Workshop fees

$500 – $4, 500

Travel per diem lodging

$175 – $500


San Antonio


Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences


Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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