Original Music for your Rock and Roll Soul from New York City's Elm Treason


“Outstanding songwriting and musicianship, great melodies that are easy to remember and stick with you.”

-J.J. Fabini, Vice President of Programming Summit City Radio Group


Physical and Digital Music




"The only way to find out how much you are going to love Elm Treason is to take the plunge and soak up the rays and essence of this great band."

-Carmen Allgood, Producer, WorldWideWavez Radio Showz

ELM TREASON is the rock ‘n roll partnership of Andy Roman and Bobby Steel, two native sons of the great city of New York.

At the heart of the ELM TREASON sound is just good catchy guitar-driven rock and roll. Nessi Holt of RKC Radio has lauded them for their composing dexterity and “catchy hooks,” calling them “a guitar-rich melting pot, rich in vitality and vigor, deeply soaked in rock ‘n’ roll ethos.”

Their sound is unique, refreshing, authentic ... and yet each and every tune - from the rockers to the mellow ones, and all stops in between - greet you like an old friend. Think of ELM TREASON as keepers of the rock and roll flame. 

Blues rock, roots rock, alt rock, power pop, hard rock, a ballad or two and even psychedelic rock - it's all there.

Their music has been played on radio stations all over the world.

“Their harmonies are impressive. And they can play! They have a sound all their own. Yet, their music has enough rock and roll to appease most any rock fan.”

-Jason Lee, Afternoon Drive Host, WXKE


What’s With The Name "Elm Treason" Anyway? (video)

By Elm Treason

Yes, we get asked the question all the time….. “What does ‘Elm Treason’ actually mean?” “What kind of name is that?” If you are one of the curious, this short little video ought to answer any questions you may have.

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What Do You Get When You Cross Elm Treason With Classical Music?

By Bobby Steel

Remember those good old “cross with” jokes we used to love as kids?  For example: What do you get when you cross a dessert with a reptile? A pie-thon.  Or how about: What do you get when you cross a karate tournament with swine? Pork chops.  No offense to the ninjas out there. If you…

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So, How and Why Did Elm Treason Go Acoustic?

By Andy Roman

We are not about novelty. The minute you are, then the substance of what you do slips reflexively into second place behind that novelty. It would be a grand mistake – a strategic misstep – to promote what we do as “acoustic-based rock.” (We found that out the hard way). The word “acoustic” possesses very…

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