Elliott Ranney: Singer/Songwriter
Elliott Ranney is a singer/songwriter playing finger style acoustic guitar. His focus ranges from Bossa, Swing to Folk-Rock-Pop. He has two commercially released albums of original music: An Aging Sailor’s Dream – 2001 and Bellevue Shuffle – 2013. His first album was re-released in Tokyo, Japan on the Rip Curl Records label through Inpartmaint, LLC (2012). It has been classified as an ‘Evergreen Recording Classic.’
Ranney’s performances have been wide and varied, from coffee houses, Missouri and Illinois wineries, festivals and concert performances with Brewer & Shipley, Shawn Phillips and Jonatha Brooke. No matter if it is background music or high profile concerts, Ranney plays with an energy that can be described as engaging, in the groove and melodically satisfying. Apart from concert appearances, Elliott includes cover tunes that allows for an eclectic song list arranged for his smooth laid back vocals and intricate guitar work. Ranney draws from a wide selection of the American songbook – James Taylor, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Dan Fogelberg and Michael Franks to name a few. His tag line is: ‘Music like an Island Breeze.’
Elliott also performs in a Tropical Pop duo – Panacea, formed in 1982. Panacea consists of Ranney on lead vocals, guitar and Pat Rodriguez on Latin Percussion.
Elliott’s catch phrase describing his sound is: ‘Music like an island breeze.’ Much like a soft wind blowing across the beach lifting world weary burdens out to sea, leaving the listener refreshed and re-energized.
Ranney’s mantra: Follow your bliss.