A Letter From Ellis-Fan Funded Project

A Letter From Ellis-Fan Funded Project
In some palace back room in Paris, Mozart would pluck at the piano composing melodic symphonies and operas for the dukes, and the duchesses, kings, and queens. He leaned on these people just as they leaned forward to hear the songs ringing in their powdered concert hall.

Their patronage became a co-writer in a sense, they provided the support for the talented wigged-one to have the time, supplies, instruments, and room to produce some of the best music ever written. There would be no Mozart without their generosity, investment and complete belief in his craft.  He would bring the songs to concert halls, and the audiences would have the magical feeling that they participated in the process of creation. Queens were transported. Princesses swooned. Kings smiled with satisfaction.

I use a guitar and travel around bars, churches, galleries and theatres.  No palaces here, but Mozart and I are in the same business, nonetheless.

I have about twenty fresh song ideas and am eager to get back in the studio. I should have them all completed by August, and if you come to any show between now and then, you will hear them in concert. Some of them you may recognize already, "Hurricane Angel", "Once upon a Summertime", and "The Cotton's Burning" for example, are fully finished and waiting for a home on this album.

Ralph, my manager and I, have decided not to chase down another record label to put this project out. The music industry is so completely usable now for an artist of my scale, that a label seems to be like working for the man unneccessarily. We are eager to see how successfully we can fundraise for the project and promote this batch of songs without the help of an outside label. This way, profits go back to Black Wolf, our label, to help us continue to cultivate projects and foster new and amazing talent into the world, such as we did with Antje Duvekot.

I am very excited about these songs, and I think it is among the best batch I have ever harvested before going into a studio. But I need help bringing in the crop. We need tractors, laborers, and scythes.

We are seeking community support for the project through a fundraising ladder that will help build this new recording grain by grain. You folks are even more than Mozart's dukes and the duchesses. You are the workers in the fields, helping bring the harvest of songs to market. You can still picture yourselves in the powdered wigs and satin leggings, if that works for you.

Many thanks for the support,
Ellis


[-$15 "The Street Busker Level" CLICK HERE TO INVEST

You will be one of the first to receive the new CD
You will be entered into a drawing to receive the perks of the $250 level (The winner will be randomly drawn at this year's Club Passim New Years Eve show and Ellis will contact you that night!)

[-$100 "The Antje Duvekot  Level" CLICK HERE TO INVEST

Receive an advance copy of Ellis' new CD personally signed and numbered; including a bonus disc of demos and outtakes of the songs
Antje Duvekot will personally sign a copy of her recent release "Big Dream Boulevard" on Black Wolf Records
You and a friend will be put on Ellis' guest list for an Ellis Paul show of your choice

[-$250 "The James Taylor Level" CLICK HERE TO INVEST

Receive an advance copy of Ellis' new CD personally signed and numbered; including a bonus disc of demos and outtakes of the songs
Antje Duvekot will personally sign a copy of her recent release "Big Dream Boulevard" on Black Wolf Records
You and a friend will be put on Ellis' guest list for an Ellis Paul show of your choice

Limited edition signed CD of Ellis performing live in the studio at Boston's WERS
One Year membership to Club Passim, the legendary folk room and Ellis' home venue
Ellis will thank you by including your name in the liner notes of the CD booklet



[-$500 "The Neil Young Level" CLICK HERE TO INVEST

Receive an advance copy of Ellis' new CD personally signed and numbered; including a bonus disc of demos and outtakes of the songs
Antje Duvekot will personally sign a copy of her recent release "Big Dream Boulevard" on Black Wolf Records
You and a friend will be put on Ellis' guest list for an Ellis Paul show of your choice
Limited edition signed EP of Ellis performing live in the studio at Boston's WERS
One Year membership to Club Passim, the legendary folk room and Ellis' home venue
Ellis will thank you by including your name in the liner notes of the CD booklet

Ellis will hand write and illustrate signed lyrics to any one Ellis Paul song of your choice, which will be suitable for framing

[-$1000 "The Johnny Cash Level" CLICK HERE TO INVEST

Receive an advance copy of Ellis' new CD personally signed and numbered; including a bonus disc of demos and outtakes of the songs
Antje Duvekot will personally sign a copy of her recent release "Big Dream Boulevard" on Black Wolf Records
You and a friend will be put on Ellis' guest list for an Ellis Paul show of your choice
Limited edition signed EP of Ellis performing live in the studio at Boston's WERS
One Year membership to Club Passim, the legendary folk room and Ellis' home venue
Ellis will thank you by including your name in the liner notes of the CD booklet
Ellis will handwrite and illustrate lyrics to any one Ellis Paul song of your choice, which will be suitable for framing

Limited Edition 11x 17 signed and numbered cover artwork from the new album which will be suitable for framing

[-$2500 "The Joni Mitchell Level" CLICK HERE TO INVEST

Receive an advance copy of Ellis' new CD personally signed and numbered; including a bonus disc of demos and outtakes of the songs
Antje Duvekot will personally sign a copy of her recent release "Big Dream Boulevard" on Black Wolf Records
You and a friend will be put on Ellis' guest list for an Ellis Paul show of your choice
Limited edition signed EP of Ellis performing live in the studio at Boston's WERS
One Year membership to Club Passim, the legendary folk room and Ellis' home venue
Ellis will thank you by including your name in the liner notes of the CD booklet
Ellis will hand write and illustrate sign lyrics to any one Ellis Paul song of your choice, suitable for framing
Limited Edition 11X17 signed and numbered cover artwork from the new album which will be suitable for framing

You will be designated and credited an Executive Producer in the CD booklet liner notes
A signed acoustic guitar from Michael Kelly Guitars; the brand played by Ellis  www.michaelkellyguitars.com


[-$5000 "The Bob Dylan Level" CLICK HERE TO INVEST

Receive an advance copy of Ellis' new CD personally signed and numbered; including a bonus disc of demos and outtakes of the songs
Antje Duvekot will personally sign a copy of her recent release "Big Dream Boulevard" on Black Wolf Records
You and a friend will be put on Ellis' guest list for an Ellis Paul show of your choice
Limited edition signed EP of Ellis performing live in the studio at Boston's WERS
One Year membership to Club Passim, the legendary folk room and Ellis' home venue
Ellis will thank you by including your name in the liner notes of the CD booklet
Ellis will hand write and illustrate sign lyrics to any one Ellis Paul song of your choice, suitable for framing
Limited Edition 11X17 signed and numbered cover artwork from the new album which will be suitable for framing
You will be designated and credited an Executive Producer in the CD booklet liner notes
A signed acoustic guitar from Michael Kelly Guitars; The brand played by Ellis www.michaelkellyguitars.com

A live Ellis Paul concert in your home or designated venue for you and your friends
(Date of show will be booked through Ralph Jaccodine Management agreed upon date is based on Ellis' availability and tour schedule.)


[-$10,000 "The Woody Guthrie Level" CLICK HERE TO INVEST

Receive an advance copy of Ellis' new CD personally signed and numbered; including a bonus disc of demos and outtakes of the songs
Antje Duvekot will personally sign a copy of her recent release "Big Dream Boulevard" on Black Wolf Records
You and a friend will be put on Ellis' guest list for an Ellis Paul show of your choice
Limited edition signed EP of Ellis performing live in the studio at Boston's WERS
One Year membership to Club Passim, the legendary folk room and Ellis' home venue
Ellis will thank you by including your name in the liner notes of the CD booklet
Ellis will hand write and illustrate sign lyrics to any one Ellis Paul song of your choice, suitable for framing
Limited Edition 11X17 signed and numbered cover artwork from the new album which will be suitable for framing
You will be designated and credited an Executive Producer in the CD booklet liner notes
A signed acoustic guitar from Michael Kelly Guitars; The brand played by Ellis www.michaelkellyguitars.com
A live Ellis Paul concert in your home or designated venue for you and your friends
(Date of show will be booked through Ralph Jaccodine Management agreed upon date is based on Ellis' availability and tour schedule.)

You can collaborate with Ellis and he will compose a personal song for you.
Ellis will record it on a CD and will hand draw the cover art.

Spend a day in the studio while Ellis records songs for his upcoming CD

A lifetime of guest list spots for you and a friend to Ellis Paul shows.
For Ellis Paul head lining shows not including private shows, house concerts and festivals,and Club Passim December 30 and 31st



If you prefer to make your investment by check, please make payable toBlack Wolf Records and mail to the following address:
Black Wolf Records
C/O Ralph Jaccodine Management
PO Box 381982
Cambridge, MA 02238

updated 5 years ago