JB Elwood has today released his new single titled ‘Far Away’. An intimate portrait of a bird leaving her nest and seeing the world for what it is for the first time, ‘Far Away’ gives a poignant image that serves as a vivid memory to us all with a captivating hook and memorable chorus.
JB is one of those artists that sticks in your mind long after you first hear his music. The music is powerful and his voice is signature, taking your imagination on a ride with each and every verse.
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About ‘Far Away’
“Far Away” persists as an empowering anthem for dreamers and adventurers alike, resonating deeply with those who have felt the burning desire to break free from the confines of their comfort zones. Elwood’s soulful and emotive vocals, combined with his eloquent songwriting, create a truly immersive experience that transports listeners into the heart of the ambitious protagonist’s journey.
JB Elwood illustrates his exceptional talent for storytelling, painting a vivid picture of the emotional rollercoaster associated with leaving home to pursue your passion. The song’s poignant lyrics embody the yearning to chase after dreams, even when it means forsaking the safety and familiarity of home. Elwood credits his inspiration, stating, “I wanted to offer hope at the end of my song because her ambition and persistence tells her not to give up even in the face of adversity.” His ability to convey the raw vulnerability and unwavering determination of the human spirit is truly remarkable.
This Midwest native’s passion for music was first kindled by the infectious chords of Guns N Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” at age ten. Elwood was influenced to pursue music by his grandfather, a self-taught guitar and banjo musician hailing from West Virginia. The Appalachian rhythms are ingrained in Elwood’s roots and are instrumental in his development of soulful melodies and relatable songwriting.
About JB Elwood
Inspired by the iconic riffs of Slash from Guns N’ Roses, JB Elwood embarked on his musical journey at the tender age of ten. The reverberating chords of “Welcome to the Jungle” became the catalyst for a deep-rooted passion that drew from the rich musical tapestry of his West Virginian lineage. Descended from a legacy of musicians who strummed the fiddle, banjo, and guitar and serenaded the local radio with gospel, JB Elwood’s heritage is steeped in Appalachian rhythms.
While his birthplace lies in the Midwest’s heart, Elwood’s story is a mosaic of cities, painted by his father’s profession as a structural engineer. Despite these urban landscapes, his heart remains tethered to the melodies of the country. Today, Austin, Texas, resonates as his chosen home—a city that complements his creative spirit and fuels his ambitious dreams.
Affectionately dubbed “JB Elwood,” his stage name is a tribute to his late grandfather, John Elwood Ball—a visionary entrepreneur in southern West Virginia’s coalfields. His grandpa on the other side of his family, Eugene “Poppy” Jackson, a self-taught musician, gifted his treasured 1960s Gibson Dove guitar, an heirloom, that now underpins Elwood’s songwriting. This fusion of his past with his present encapsulates an identity defined by family, memory, and experience.
Elwood’s music is an odyssey of narratives, reminiscent of both the urban cityscapes and the tranquil countryside. His songs bridge divides, weaving tales of love, heartbreak, perseverance, change, trials, and exhilarating journeys. Through JB Elwood’s soulful chords, listeners are invited to find their own stories, making his melodies a universal soundtrack to life.