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About Ellis Paul

Cambridge, MA

"A singer songwriter is only as good as the times he reflects. In times like these, when so many nuts are running the show, it's comforting to know that Ellis Paul is actually holding our sanity on his own stage! 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'"--Nora Guthrie (Woody Guthrie's daughter

Ellis Paul is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet and troubadour originally hailin
from a potato farming family in northern Maine. A track scholarship to Boston College an
subsequent injury brought him into the fertile, competitive Boston songwriter scene
Since launching from Boston, Ellis Paul has built a vast catalog of music which wed
striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies
The Boston Globe heralds him as a “songwriter’s songwriter” saying “no emergin
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 com
true after 15 years of non-stop touring. He has shared the stage with such notable artist
as John Mayer, Dar Williams, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, and John Gorka early on an
quickly progressed to headlining concerts and festivals
Ellis averages 150 shows a year and travels across America and Europe, playing clubs
church basements to Carnegie Hall. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invited Ellis to pa
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’
song “God’s Promise” which he released and has been subsequently covered by numerou
“One of contemporary folk music’s most influential voices” Dirty Linen Magazin
Ellis’ songs have appeared in the soundtracks for several movies, including “Me Myself &amp
Irene” with Jim Carey and “Shallow Hal” with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow. Movi
director Peter Farrelly one half of the Farrelly Brother’s, has praised Ellis as “a nationa
“Ellis Paul is a master storyteller. He combines the sensibilities of Bob Dylan an
Bill Morrisey and delivers it with passion that sets him apart in the company of
new breed of songwriters.” Performing Songwriter Magazin
“Ellis’ precise unsentimental poetry mixes urban despair with fascination fo
details…a fine, subtle singer who can lift from a whisper to operatic highs. Thes
songs seep into your memory like tea in hot water.
-The Austin Chronicl
Contact: Ralph Jaccodine Managemen


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