Date(s) - 05/12/2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller — are all fair labels for Ellis, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place to know Ellis Paul. It is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic tales of our lives.
Singer-songwriter great Bill Morrissey paid Ellis perhaps the ultimate compliment, saying “… Ellis is always himself; he doesn’t try to separate himself from his audiences. Perhaps it’s because he’s a Mainer; there’s no pretense, and the audiences sense that.”
Launching his career in Massachusetts, Ellis has been called the quintessential Boston songwriter more than a few times and has garnered the recognition and awards to back up that claim. Since coming onto the scene in 1993, Ellis continues strong as a performer and a writer. Spending two-thirds of most years on the road has helped him perfect both crafts, with a lot of practice on-stage and a lot of people whose stories he retells in song.
Over the years and albums, his songs have been personal. He has turned out cds consistently through his 20+ year career. In 2008 he released a children’s music cd, Dragonfly Races, which was inspired by the birth of his second daughter. His most recent cd, Chasing Beauty, is his 16th. Ellis lives in Charlottesville, VA, and tours the US and Canada performing 100+ shows each year.
Advance tickets are $10-19, $3 more at the door, cash or check. Doors open at 7:00, general seating.