Open...Articulate...Lyrical....Intimate.....In the spirit of Independent Acoustic music, this is a live studio, digitally recorded CD. The "studio" used was a great performance theater in Half Moon Bay called Mel Mello. It's on the San Mateo coast, about 15 miles south of San Francisco (10 miles north of the infamous San Gregorio). The sessions recorded capture the dynamic and captivating sound of David Elias & The Great Unknown featuring David Elias on acoustic guitar, vocals and harmonica; Lisa Kelly on mandolin, and Gary MacArthur on flute and sax. These favorite local performers give a new meaning to the words "acoustic" and "folk". Powerful lyrics are underscored by melodic accompaniments as other layers and harmonies are interwoven throughout the disc. David Elias has been widely recognized for the past 10+ years for his ability to write high impact material delivered in a sparse but engaging message. Touring Scotland with the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers, David got the inspiration for producing the Half and Hour Away CD. It will inspire you to pay more attention to what is actually being said in some of the popular music today, as well as take you back to memories of some of those special tunes that made think and grow as a person, sometime way back when... Listen to this or any of the other independent discs from David Elias. As a FAME reviewer says: 'So, don't ask ten years from now, when everyone else has discovered Elias, why you didn't read about him before, because here he is: we should all be listening to Elias...'