Elliot Szabo


Elliot Szabo’s personal journey has been as multidimensional and emotionally layered as his music itself. Born in a small town in Indiana, Elliot was raised by his single father. Struggling through school, Elliot dropped out of college and began his adult life working as a flight attendant in Chicago.  Still and yet, Elliot and music were always involved in a sometimes-uneasy coexistence, punctuated by stints in cover bands, band breakups, and a notable bout with depression.

It was his bout with depression that yielded the single "Brave" among Elliot's most personal work. After recovering from a suicide attempt, Elliot wrote "Brave," which he describes as "a song about feeling absolutely petrified about what you're going to do with your life next." Musically and lyrically, "Brave" is at once deeply evocative and hopeful, a rich and emotionally bracing testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

Elliot makes his home in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife and son. Look out for his upcoming full-length album, to be released in September 2022.


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"The musicianship and production here are both stellar as well, but what stood out to me above all else were the exceptional skills you possess as a songwriter"

"...a laid-back sound but also have powerful vocals from Elliot.  His vocals are pleading, the lyrics are brooding and full of life and the melodies are catchy."

"Szabo's confessional scab picking isn't always pretty, even if the opposite is true of the tunes that result from it all."