Ellis Paul

Oct 31 2013 - Ellis is in New England this weekend plus Free holiday song download!

Oct 31 2013 - Ellis is in New England this weekend plus Free holiday song download

Ellis singing the anthem at Fenway

Go Sox!!

Who would've thought that the emotional roller coaster Boston has been on in the past year would end with a World Series Championship? Nobody but the players! What absolute will power and focus and team aura.

I was at the marathon around BC during the attack in Boston in April. Since then, as a show of solidarity, I started running again after ten years and also started growing out this scraggly beard goatee mishap to support the Red Sox..
I think I mostly have just embarrassed my face. Can we clean up now?

I see men in my travels and they are growing the same beard gone wrong. It could be worse.
What if the team started grooming like they were in a metrosexual kind of way? Imagine Papi with that look.
There's no fun in that. I like the Amish Babe Ruth better.

So-- I grew out my beard and I'm thankful the week is over.  Congratulations to all the Sox fans and especially to my grandparents, long gone, who never saw a victory for the Red Sox in the World Series.  I'm sure they'd be thrilled!

This week I've been listening to Red Molly work on background vocal arrangements for my upcoming cd project. I'm lucky to have such a gifted group on board for these songs! They will be weaving their talents throughout the recording, and the songs couldn't  have a better shimmer.  We will be finishing the album in December and releasing the record early next year! We've been working on it for a year-- this is the beauty of being independent! No hard deadlines! I'm thrilled with the results-- can't wait for everyone to hear them.

The official fundraising push is over-- if your still interested check out the website!

We are also releasing a remixed version of the Christmas/Holiday project!  Here's a free song download for you, "Christmas Train".. happy early Holidays!

Got some great shows coming up!  This weekend on Friday I am performing with one of my favorite artists, Antje Duvekot, at the Stone Mountain Center for the Arts in Brownfield, Maine. It's simply one of the best places for a musician and an audience to experience a show. The performance space is a beautifully renovated barn. Then on Saturday, I am stepping on stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on the cape in Massachusetts. Beautiful town, beautiful little theater!  Then on to the River Town Village Clubhouse in Windsor, Connecticut on Sunday!  [Full Show Details for this weekend below, or visit my tour page!]

Hope to see you out at some shows.. Thanks again for the support.

Go Sox!

Friday, Stone Mt Arts Show in Brownfield, ME -- Antje Duvekot opens!

Saturday, Cotuit Center for the Arts show in Cotuit, MA

Sunday, River Town Village Clubhouse show in Windsor, CT -- Rebecca Loebe opens!

updated: 3 years ago

Dec 2 2013 - New Song from Ellis Paul, Album Update & Final Fundraising Week!!

Dec 2 2013 - New Song from Ellis Paul Album Update amp Final Fundraising Week

[Photo Credit: Jack Looney]

Hello everyone!

I am writing to thank you all as we close out the year long fundraising campaign for 'Chasing Beauty', the tentative title for the upcoming CD project. We are in the last recording stages, doing instrumental over-dubs and lead and background vocals and the recording will be finished soon! We are hoping to have it in hand before Christmas, if not then early 2014. Fingers crossed!!

The project is being produced by Kristian and Brandon Bush in Atlanta and features members of Sugarland's band and special guests, Red Molly and Adam Ezra.

Collectively we have crossed the $100,000 mark with our fundraiser! And matching the last campaign for 'The Day After Everything Changed' though with significantly higher contributors, (600 plus!) We are closing the campaign THIS WEEK, so if you haven't yet donated -- now is the time!! Let's give this new album one more push of support and bring it home!

We have been one of the greatest success stories in the music industry for fan funded recording budgets and I'd like to thank you all for allowing me to continue the process of growing as a artist. I'm thrilled with these songs-- if you've seen me out on the road you've heard 'Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash), 'Chasing Beauty', 'Hold Me, Scold Me' and 'Empire State'. These will all be included plus numerous more.

The new Christmas/Holiday Cd 'City of Silver Dreams' has been remastered and will be released in the month of November. If you are a contributor, one has been sent to you already! The CD was recorded in Boston and produced under the able eyes of Flynn.

In other good news! We are in negotiations with a great children's book publisher to produce 'The Hero in You' and 'The Night the Lights Went Out On Christmas' as children's books! More on the details in the next newsletter!

I'm lucky and humbled to have such a giving group of people graciously support my work. Many of you I know and call friends. Thank you all! It gives me confidence in the work I am doing, and the faith that I can continue.

As a thank you for all of your support, I'm sending you the first sneak peek at the album.. below is a rough mix with a scratch vocal of a new song called 'Jimmy Angel's Flying Circus'... The end result will have a new vocal pass, background vocals, additional instruments and a clearer overall mix-- however, we wanted to treat you to a song in process and here it is.

Some background info - Jimmy Angel was an actual person! A barnstormer in the 1930's and in the early years of aviation, he went from town to town in the Midwest giving rides on his airplane as well as performing some incredible stunt flying. He went gold hunting later in life flying over the jungles in Venezuela looking for gold and silver sites for a mining company. While doing this, he discovered the tallest waterfall in the world! Today it is called Angel Falls in honor of him. The song is historical fiction-- I imagined him in constantly shifting relationships because of his nomadic lifestyle, and wrote this from the perspective of someone he left behind.

Hope you enjoy it! (Please don't publicly share this song! A better final version is coming soon!)

See you all out at shows soon!



New England! Ellis is headed to Portsmouth, RI for Common Fence Music on Saturday, and to Collinsville, CT on Sunday playing at Bridge Street Live... come say hello, and hear some of the new songs played live!

updated: 3 years ago