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December 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ellis Paul is a critically-acclaimed singer,songwriter,poet and troubadour originally hailing from Maine.He is the recipient of thirteen Boston Music Awards second only to Aerosmith.The Boston Globe hailed him as “ a songwriter’s songwriter”,saying “no emerging songwriter in recent memory has been more highly touted and respected by songwriters.
Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters.Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love…, intimate, passionate and enduring.
These are the scenarios that emerge from Ellis Paul’s new album, Chasing Beauty, a set of songs which detail, in typical Paul fashion, stories of people and places that reflect larger truths about us all. “Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash)” pays tribute to that fearless American icon name-checked in its title. “Plastic Soldier” offers homage to a wounded soldier returning from Afghanistan. A real-life barnstorming pilot takes the spotlight in “Jimmie Angel’s Flying Circus,” while iconic Boston blue collar musician Dennis Brennan takes the focus in “Waiting on a Break.” Even the Empire State Building and the Boston Red Sox get their due, via “Empire State” and “UK Girl (Boston Calling),” respectively.
Ellis’ songs have appeared in soundtracks of several movies including “ Me,Myself & Irene” with Jim Carey, and “Shallow Hal” with Jack Black.Movie director Peter Farrelly has praised Ellis’ music as “ a national treasure” .
“Ellis has a voice that is so powerful that you know who it is the second he comes through your radio. His music and songsare a new birth in American sound that makes me want to go see concerts again.” Kristian Bush / Sugarland
Woody Guthrie’s daughter Nora says of Ellis, “A singer songwriter is only as good as the times he reflects. Wise, tender,brilliant and biting, Ellis is one of our best human compasses, marking in melodies and poems where we’ve been and where we might go if we so choose to. Personally Ellis, I’m goin’ where you’re goin’!”
The River Club Music Hall is located at 78 Border St.,Scituate,Ma.For ticket info call 339-236-6786 or visit our website at www.theriverclubmusichall.com