Five String Banjo

The 1986 Kansas State Bluegrass Banjo Champion, Elwood has collaborated with diverse players including bluegrass legend John Hartford, composer Christian Wolff, percussionist Famoudou Don Moyé (Art Ensemble of Chicago), guitarist Jean-Marc Montera (France), percussionist Eddie Prévost, Native American musician Robert Mirabal, cellist Hank Roberts, bassists Robert Black and Bertram Turetzky, Zeitgeist (St. Paul, Minnesota), the Callithumpian Consort (Boston, Massachusetts), pianist Stephen Drury, percussionist Daniel Moore, Electric Cowboy Cacophony (Edinburgh and Marseille: Karin Schistek, piano; Michael Edwards, computer and sax; Jean-Marc Montera, guitar), guitarist Eugene Chadbourne, pipa players Min Xiao-Fen and Gao Hong, and Andrew Bishop’s Hank Williams Project.

Elwood has been featured as a solo performer on broadcasts of MTV Europe, France Musique, WFMU, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, at the Festival de Martigues in France, at the American Embassy in London, and at the Cold Alternativa Festival of New American Music in Moscow, among others.
“Innova Records released Nice Folks:” the Music of Paul Elwood featuring Famoudou Don Moye in 2015 and Stanley Kubrick’s Mountain Home in April 2011 featuring Elwood’s chamber compositions based on folk tunes including performances by the late John Hartford, cellist Hank Roberts, pipa-player Min Xiao-Fen, fiddler Matt Combs, pianist Stephen Drury, and the Callithumpian Consort, among others.