2 shows in Houston - Mar. 19-20, 2011

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2 shows in Houston - Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby BillE » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:00 pm

I'm very excited to be involved in having Ellis at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center this Sunday. It's an outdoor show, and it should be beautiful weather. EP's also doing a house concert in Houston on Sat. evening - lucky me - the guy lives two blocks away from my apartment :). So if you don't live in Texas, reserve your plane flight now! We need you (it's a fundraiser). I'll have set lists and other goodies later.

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Re: 2 Ellis shows in Houston

Postby KarenZ » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:09 pm

Bill,

Hope you raise lots of funds, have lots of fun, and collect lots of goodies to share! :D

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Re: 2 Ellis shows in Houston -Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby Richard + Jela » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:18 am

Bill - have a wonderful Ellis filled weekend - hope you're able to take some pics and post here. What a beautiful setting for a concert.

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Re: 2 Ellis shows in Houston -Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby KarenZ » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:28 pm

Bill just called with a last-minute update that Ellis will be live on KPFT 30 minutes from now! 1pm CST or 2pm EST!

Listen here:

KPFT

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Re: 2 Ellis shows in Houston -Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby KarenZ » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:52 pm

The on-air host said Ellis has been delayed....they are shooting for a 2:30pm CST time now....

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Re: 2 Ellis shows in Houston -Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby KarenZ » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:50 pm

He made it! Now listening to "Rose Tattoo"....

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Re: 2 Ellis shows in Houston -Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby KarenZ » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:56 pm

Now doing Mark Erelli's "The Only Way". Such a great song.....

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Re: 2 Ellis shows in Houston -Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby paddyinthepub » Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:38 pm

I was out in the yard all day and saw this too late. It stands to reason the "mighty 90" KPFT 90.1 fm in Houston would have Ellis on.


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Re: 2 Ellis shows in Houston -Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby BillE » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:58 am

Great shows this weekend. New song (not quite finished) - "Kick Out the Lights" about Johnny Cash at the G.O. Opry. Saturday's house concert had a rowdy 150 people and we all got to watch the moon rise across from the stage. Sunday's show was more subdued, but the setting was perfect. Thanks, Ellis!

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Re: 2 shows in Houston - Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby KarenZ » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:12 am

According to BillE - who supplied the picture linked below - the song has to do with an instance when Johnny Cash - during his drinking and carousing days - played the Opry and kicked out the lights on the stage....

Lyrics to "Kick Out the Lights"

Found this Johnny Cash quote about the incident:

"The band kicked off a song, and I tried to take the microphone off the stand. In my nervous frenzy, I couldn't get it off. That was enough to make me explode in a fit of anger. I took the mike stand, threw it down, then dragged it along the edge of the stage. There were 52 lights, and I wanted to break all 52, which I did." -- Johnny Cash, on the night he was asked not to return to the Grand Ole Opry, 1993

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Re: 2 shows in Houston - Mar. 19-20, 2011

Postby BillE » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:52 am

Beautiful setting for a show
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