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Ellis Paul

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

I am eternally grateful to music and those of you who have supported me throughout the pandemic. Thank you. I sincerely hope for you a better new year and hope to see your face as the road opens and the stage lights turn on again.

I’m including my list of resolutions from last year. I don’t think my sense of optimism can top this after the year we’ve been through. Check them out below.

But first, here’s some exciting news!

Ellis Paul Tribute Show Tonight (Dec. 30)

Club Passim is hosting an Ellis Paul Tribute Night with 30 artists performing 30 Ellis Paul songs! It kicks off at 7pm ET, and since one would normally have to be departed from this mortal world to be honored by such a spectacle, I figured I will tune in and cheer the artists on: David Wilcox, Vance Gilbert, Christopher Williams, Laurie MacAllister, and many, many more will perform! It will be broadcast on my Ellis Paul Facebook page as well as Passim's Facebook page, linked below. Click below to watch!

New Year's Eve Show Tomorrow (Dec. 31)

The big event is tomorrow night! It begins at 9pm ET and will run until after midnight! I am debuting a new song about the year 2020, called "It’s a Mean World" and releasing a single to PATREON members within the next couple of days. Please consider signing up! Patreon membership begins at $1/month at

Details for the NYE show:

New Years Eve at Club Passim with Ellis Paul and Friends! This is the 26th? year in a row! Rebecca Loebe, Don Conoscenti, Rad Lorkovic, Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner, Craig Akin, Christopher Williams and more join in! Click below to watch!

New Year's Day Show (Jan. 1)

On New Year's Day I'll be doing a Facebook live stream show for the venue One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine.The show will be broadcast on both my Facebook page ( and the venue's Facebook page (

All donations will be split between artist & venue.

We have had an incredible year. I wish you and your loved ones a much better one in 2021.

Sending love to you and your families. My 2021 resolutions are below.

Ellis Paul


  1. Be still. Even on airplanes. Even in hurricanes. On escalators, elevators, and steel bullet trains
  2. Be the Weirdo not the norm
  3. Be the levy, not the storm
  4. Be the queen, when the hive starts to swarm
  5. Be Buddhish, not Buddhist. Don’t buy into the “you’re nothing” part, because you are “something” and ever evolving. Seek the something out. Be monkish. But dress snazzy.
  6. Bring light
  7. Bring beauty
  8. Bring jumper cables
  9. Write. Then write again. Write songs and letters, quotes and notes, scribbles and doodles, to do’s and don’ts, lines with rhymes, lyrics and scripts, limericks and puns and one liner quips, zingers and ringers that spin round a phrase, and grocery list stories that run off the page. Write novels that grovel, unstable fables, a treatise of words that could break an oak table, a haiku, a sonnet, a speech, a play, a love song that takes the world’s tears all away. Write graffiti that makes a beating heart rush, write something so dirty Bukowski would blush, write comedies, jokes, and twenty act plays, tragedies with maladies only Shakespeare would say. Write like your bailing a boat with a cup, write like your pencil will never give up
  10. Take little bites, and savor them
  11. Take little sips, of flavor, of sin
  12. Do 7 and 8. Again and again
  13. Rhyme less
  14. Avoid Alliteration Always
  15. Play with your children
  16. Laugh with your friends
  17. Savor your loved ones, but do not eat them
  18. Treat exercise like a means to an end but not an end that will kill you
  19. Draw pretty pictures that teach and inspire
  20. Remember to breathe when your world is on fire
  21. Remember to notice the beauty you see, wherever you are, wherever you be
  22. And be grateful enough to fall on your knees
  23. But bring pillows that make a soft landing
  24. Meet animals. Make them your friend.
  25. Watch the last rays of a sunset end
  26. Empty your mind from time to time
  27. Remember that being lost is no crime
  28. Apologize quickly and sometimes before
  29. And remember what saying “I love you” is for
  30. Forgive all you can, even when it’s your fault
  31. Less sweets
  32. less bourbon
  33. less butter
  34. less salt
  35. When in doubt, repeat the above
  36. be here
  37. be present, and
  38. love
  39. love
  40. love