Commodore Callahan is a band whose conscience and heart comes through in every song. As the in-house band of Elfenworks Productions, LLC (and the brainchild of the founder) we have always had certain key players, often Elfenworks team members, and we’ve added guest members as needed for a gig or recording session. The band creates new songs, often about love and hope, but also tackles the harder issues, and can cover a wide range of styles. Rough Justice is straight-up rock, and the award winning tracks Such a Crime and Resurrection are country/ballad and gospel songs, just as examples. The band also creates jingles for Elfenworks Productions’ partners and friends. One such jingle, “A Season of Hope,” has been used during the past few holiday seasons on The Elfenworks Foundation website.
Performances are generally at fundraisers, either as an acoustic trio or with additional players, to turn up the heat. After a few small daytime performances at Google, the band played a fundraiser at Google for a hospital to be built in Bihar, India. Following this, the band’s debut album, Love is Here – described as “everything from soul to Brazilian jazz – perfectly lovely” – was released at the big kickoff fundraiser for San Francisco Boys Hope Girls Hope.
The track Resurrection from this CD was used in a fundraising telethon by Peter Young Housing Industries and Treatment and took honors at a film festival. That success was followed with two additional singles, one of which was featured at the S.A.L.T. Conference “Vulnerable Populations and Economic Realities” at Golden Gate University campus, San Francisco California. The band also supported The Elfenworks Foundation’s Second Saturdays campaign, on the second Saturday of every month, including a road trip covering 35 cities. A cut from the band’s album received its premiere at the More than Bluegrass fundraiser, benefiting the many missions of the Burlingame United Methodist Church. The band supported this fundraiser for two years running. For booking and availability, please use the Elfenworks Productions Contact Page.
 This fundraiser was undertaken at the request of our friends at Google who were hosting the Dalai Lama’s interpreter, Matthieu Ricard. Ricard and friends are pictured with us at the Google campus, in Cupertino, California. If so moved, see www.projectrespite.com for how to support the ongoing needs of this worthy initiative.
 Suzanne Fowler Palmer, Boys Hope Girls Hope S.F. Bay Area. If so moved, see www.boyshopegirlshope.org for information about how to support this worthy organization.