Ellis Paul

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Genre: Folk, Accoustic

Official Site: http://www.ellispaul.com

Band Bio: Ellis Paul is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet and troubadour originally hailing from a potato farming family in northern Maine. He is the recipient of thirteen Boston Music Awards, second only to multi platinum act Aerosmith. Since launching from Boston, Ellis Paul has built a vast catalog of music which weds striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies. The Boston Globe heralds him as a “songwriter’s songwriter” saying “no emerging songwriter in recent memory has been more highly touted and respected by songwriters.” USA Today’s national feature on Ellis was titled, “Best Bet for Stardom” which has come true after 15 years of non-stop touring. He has shared the stage with such notable artists as John Mayer, Bill Morrisey, Shawn Colvin, and John Gorka early on and quickly progressed to headlining concerts and festivals. Ellis averages 150 shows a year and travels across America and Europe, playing every place from church basements to Carnegie Hall. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invited Ellis to pay tribute to his hero Woody Guthrie, who has influenced and inspired Ellis in a profound way. Woody’s daughter Nora requested that Ellis compose the music to the lyrics of Woody’s song “God’s Promise” which he released and has been subsequently covered by numerous artists. Ellis’ songs have appeared in the soundtracks for several movies, including “Me Myself & Irene” with Jim Carey and “Shallow Hal” with Jack Black. Movie director Peter Farrelly one half of the Farrelly Brothers, has praised Ellis’ music as “a national treasure.” Ellis’ songs have also appeared on numerous television shows including “Ed” and MTV’s “The Real World” “Ellis Paul is a master storyteller. He combines the sensibilities of Bob Dylan and Bill Morrisey and delivers it with passion that sets him apart in the company of a new breed of songwriters.” Performing Songwriter Magazine

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