Music with blood and memories on it....

About Us

A brief history of "Elsewaves'

“Elsewaves”  is the culmination of a lifelong friendship between Chris Kinkade and  Rick Knotts. It is also a definitive creative step for them both as they  each bring a lifetime of experience, decades of performing and creating  music and art, to bring this project into the world right on cue.....

It's been in the making for awhile...

Chris  and Rick met when they were still in their teens. Chris skipped  graduation ceremonies in Williamsville, New York and flew to Seattle to  join Rick and “Rail & Co”, a very popular rock and roll band in the  Pacific Northwest. Their friendship was forged there and then and stayed  alive long after Chris  left to pursue other creative  adventures. They never lost touch and never stopped creating music together  even though they haven’t lived in the same state for 42 years. They  would meet every year and write music, it would just flow.

Real music for real times...

Be sure to check out all of their latest releases. Chris & Rick are dedicated to making music that will leave a lasting impression. 

what we do

Eclectic Electric Rock & Roll

"Elsewaves" breaks boundaries to create a lush new musical landscape of eclectic electric rock & roll. Guest artists like Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Michael Derosier of "Heart" appears on drums as well as Lynn Sorenson ("Bad Company", "Paul Rodgers Band") on bass and viola. "Elsewaves" music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other outlets. 

2019 Releases

"Elsewaves" will be releasing new musical tracks in the summer/fall of 2019. New songs created over a particularly creative time for them recorded At various locations all over the USA. Expanding their already unique musical vocabulary. Songs that rock, roll, soothe, awaken the senses, create memories and take it all to another level of ethereal sonic splendor.

100% Real

If you want to hear music that makes you feel more alive, look no further..."Elsewaves' is dedicated to delivering the goods and look forward to the new releases. With Chris Kinkade on words, voice and harp and six string guitar slinger Rick Knotts creating sonic blasts of sound and adding vocals you get something that is as real as it gets. 

"Ever Falling"- Elsewaves

"Sunset of 1000 Embraces"- Elsewaves

"12 Sighs"- Elsewaves

Rick Knotts performing "12 Sighs" in Santa Barbara

"Elsewaves" by Elsewaves

A truly "Elsewavian" instrumental...


"Transmogrified" - to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect. 

"Double Rainbows"

A song of unapologetic optimism....

"Reckless Splendor"

The very first "Elsewaves" song recorded. Done live on one take in Lake Arrowhead, California.

"Forever September"

A love song in the truest most everlasting sense. 


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