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Ellis Paul

Catching Up on “The Storyteller’s Suitcase”, A Live Birthday Show! Tomorrow Night, January 14 on Patreon!

Artwork for the Patreon Levels
Hi Everyone—

Tomorrow is my 55th birthday. All the treasure and spoils associated with that number through AARP are coming my way. To the victor goes the spoils!

I wanted to catch you up and THANK YOU, for your contribution to The Storyteller’s Suitcase. Since it’s release 6 months ago, it was named “Album of the Year” by the 2019 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. It’s has been named on two of the most important folk “Best Of” 2019 lists, (Rich Warren's Midnight Special, and John Platt’s WFUV list) and on the day of it’s release, it bumped Bob Dylan off the top of the Amazon folk sales chart. And it’s still a baby! I have a whole year left ahead of promoting it, road work and publicity ahead. Word of mouth is still it’s greatest asset. Thank you for helping me out with all of it.

I just don’t want to put anything out I’m not proud of!

Maybe that’s the gift of getting older, an awareness that time is a precious commodity and can’t be spent carelessly. Life is short, but long enough to waste.

What could be a better reason to celebrate than to be alive?!

Tomorrow, I start another new project, it’s a channel on Patreon that I wanted to make you aware of. I will celebrating my birthday there tomorrow night with a live all request show.

The fundraisers have been amazing and I will need to do them every few years, but this new home on Patreon will allow a steady place for me to do projects that fall in between— books, art, kids CDs, and additional album.

Here are the details for tomorrow night's birthday celebration:

I will be doing an All Request Birthday Show live from my home tomorrow night for the grand opening launch of my Patreon page. The show will have the cameras up in the virtual lounge area at 7pm and go live at 7:30pm EST. Simply go to the Patreon page at to register and subscribe. You can become a supporter for as little as $1 per month, or as much as you’d like to give. The benefits for the various tiers are listed.
Consider it a birthday gift! The Tiny Living Room Concert Series will be archived! For the first time! As well as additional videos from home and the road, new songs, early releases, exclusives, discounts and more, all of which will make whatever tier you sign up for worthwhile.
As a bonus for subscribing you will also receive an immediate download link to an unreleased song called “Turntable” that I wrote with Seth Glier, a song that has been in the wings for the last few album cycles, as well as the monthly content on the site. Already waiting for you are multiple uploads, a travel video from the road, an art video, the song download and more. I hope you’ll join me!
As part of the celebration, we also will have 9 pieces of my original artwork drawn for the tiers (as pictured above) and 9 copies of the new album to give away during the show!
Come and try to stump the band—
I hope you will join me!
Thanks for all the support!