Ellis Paul's Tiny Living Room Concerts

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  • Ellis Paul Tiny Living Room Concert

    This show was on Nov 11th, 2016 | 218 people watched
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    • Nov 12
      The interaction between Ellis and Laurie and the audience.
    • Nov 13
      What was your favorite part of the performance?The interaction.
    • Nov 15
      Ellis was Ellis and it was great to see Laurie too. together they brought some cheer into this frustrating time in our country, we need a little peace of mind. plus Ellis can be very funny, it feels good to smile.
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  • Ellis Paul's Tiny Living Room Concerts

    This show was on Oct 6th, 2016 | 179 people watched
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    • Oct 6
      What was your favorite part of the performance?i loved hearing new songs!
    • Oct 6
      Hey Ellis. Really enjoyed the show. Hope we can get you back up north Michigan.
    • Oct 7
      Hey Ellis! Cool show - my first time watching one of these. You provided a nice intimacy - good music, some show and tell with the guitars, played some requests, shared some personal insights - nice addition to your live shows. Felt almost like being in your house watching you play. Watched with my daughter, who liked watching you playing harmonica on the neck rack. I let her play with my harmonica so it was interactive too! When you were on the piano and moving around, the vocal pick up was not quite there for the listeners. Is there a way to better capture your vocals as you move around the room? Question - will I hear from you about your children's book that I bought? Thanks again for a great show!
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Ellis Paul's songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the fifteen Boston Music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he plays. At the invitation of Woody's daughter, Ellis wrote a song with Woody's unpublished lyrics and was given an honorary citizenship... more

Ellis Paul's songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the fifteen Boston Music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he plays. At the invitation of Woody's daughter, Ellis wrote a song with Woody's unpublished lyrics and was given an honorary citizenship to Okemah, OK. Woody's hometown. Ellis grew up in a potato farming family in Maine, earned a track scholarship to Boston College and got his musical start at Boston's open-mic scene while studying to be a social worker. He emerged out of the Boston music scene during a time when contemporary folk was beginning to come into the mainstream. It was a time and a place that nurtured some of the country's top singer/songwriters like, Martin Sexton, Patty Griffin and Dar Williams. Ellis was one of its more memorable exponents who earned his place on the national map with 20+ years of playing 150 to 200 shows annually. He has 19 releases, a documentary film, a book of poems/short stories, and a children's book project to his credit. Ellis' songs have been featured on Hollywood soundtracks in films such as: Me, Myself & Irene, Shallow Hal and Hall Pass, as well TV shows and documentary films. He has performed from the stages from the Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and clubs, coffeehouses all over the world. This year, Ellis fan funded his 19th release "Chasing Beauty", produced by Sugarland's Kristian Bush. He was awarded a Honorary Degree from the University of Maine and inducted into the Maine Music Hall of Fame.

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