Lincoln Street Center will welcome West Coast singer/songwriters John Elliott and Jack Wilson to the stage Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this double-bill are on a sliding scale from $10 to $20.

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and producer Elliott of the band The Hereafter is touring the Northeast after the band’s spring release of “Backyards,” a true DIY independent music project. Funding for the self-produced album came entirely from fan donations. It is Elliott’s seventh album. No stranger to life on the road, Elliott began performing at venues in Hollywood, Calif., in 2001, spreading across southern California by 2003 and to cities all over the United States in 2005. His extensive touring continued and for the better part of the time of the next three years, Elliott was continually on the road, in the Pacific Northwest, the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic, the South and everywhere adjacent and in between.

In the midst of all of this touring, Elliott found the time to co-write a song that recently sold to Showtime’s hit series “Californication.” His songs also have been featured in an Emmy-nominated Season 2 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” as well as the show’s Season 3 finale. Elliott’s catchy tunes, clear voice and chill-inducing melodies have been likened to a young Paul Simon, John Flansburgh and Ben Gibbard, as well as Gregory Page, Jason Mraz, Christopher Dale, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. His solo endeavors, as well as his music with The Hereafter, are available for download on iTunes and other online sources.

Wilson has shared stages with The Neville Brothers, Sera Cahoone, Patrice Pike, The Moondoggies, Damien Jurado, Elliott Brood, The Maldives and The Weary Boys. His new self-titled record is a collection of songs written while riding a bicycle from Austin, Texas, to Charleston, S.C. His sentimental and rocking approach to the narrative folk song tradition has been praised and called reminiscent of Neil Young and The Band, with the songs ranging from energetic, soul-tinged rockers to spare, intimate ballads.

Parking and entrance for the Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., is behind the renovated school building.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to