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The Prog-Rock Connection and "Rhyme and Treason"

By Bobby Steel

Did you know that there is a subtle underlying connection to the influence of progressive rock in Elm Treason’s music? “What?!? You mean that lofty genre with the twenty minute epics and rhythm meters that change at will? The style that’s decried as an abomination by all the punk worshiping fanzines?” Easy there. I said SUBTLE.…

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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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The Strumming Turncoat – a Reflection

By Andy Roman

So, right off the bat, I’ll just come out and say this: I was a traitor – a straight-up defector. (Considering our band name, I guess that would make sense). I freely admit it. Back in the day when so many of us in our group of guitar-obsessed riff-heads just wanted to be cool rock…

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On Writing Together in This Band

By Andy Roman

Going back to the beginning – when Elm Treason first secured its unusual nomenclature… After the initial “Cap Tango” sessions were over – and we decided that our musical partnership would, in fact, be a long-term thing – we knew we wanted to write songs together, but weren’t sure exactly how we’d go about it.…

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