Re-posting this on ECEU again in honor of Elliott’s passing eight years ago today:
This picture makes my heart hurt.
It’s Gary Smith and his son, Steven Paul Smith, many moons ago - long before little Steven grew up and became Elliott Smith and wrote some of the best songs of the last century and then broke everybody’s heart.
mp3: “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” (Bob Dylan cover) - Elliott Smith
(if you listen carefully, before he starts playing this song, you can hear Elliott say “this song is for my Dad”. Gary, who taught Elliott how to play the song as a kid, was apparently in the audience that night.)
* originally posted on this site in 2010