Ellis Paul

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  • Ellis Paul and Friends: 2nd Annual Tiny Living Room Festival

    This show was on Sep 11th, 2016 | 177 people watched
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  • Ellis Paul Song Retreat Student Open Mike

    This show was on Aug 13th, 2016 | 91 people watched
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    • Aug 13
      What was your favorite part of the performance? I didn't hear everyone, but what I heard was great!
    • Aug 14
      It was nice for EP to share the open mic night online for all of us to watch! The talent was impressive & it was nice to get a glimpse into what his 1st (of many to come) songwriting retreat was all about! Good job EP, & to all the students/performers !!
    • Aug 16
      What was your favorite part of the performance?unfortuneately I was not able to view this concert. The video appeared initially, but then nothing. Kind of frustrating.
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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 At the invitation of Woody's daughter, Ellis wrote a song with Woody's unpublished lyrics and was given an honorary citizenship...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 At the invitation of Woody's daughter, Ellis wrote a song with Woody's unpublished lyrics and was given an honorary citizenship to Okemah, OK.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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