May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$20 – $22
Ellis Paul is a gifted singer-songwriter: a folksinger, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside, and yet also express the feelings, thoughts, and sensibilities everyone can relate to. Over the expanse of nineteen albums, numerous critical kudos, inclusion in movie soundtracks, and stages he’s headlined both near and far over the last quarter of a century, Peter Farrelly summed up the sentiments of those who have come to know and appreciate Paul by referring to him as “a national treasure.”
One reviewer noted of Ellis Paul’s music, “It reminds you how much we need storytellers back in pop music — storytellers with empathy, fine eyes, and an understanding that even though we live in a soulless, indifferent would, our music doesn’t have to reflect our culture.”
Another writer was even more pointed. “Ellis Paul is one of the best singer-songwriters of his generation,” she commented. “And for many of us he is the face of contemporary folk music. Few are as smart, as literate, as poetic as Paul. I cannot think of another artist on the acoustic music scene who is better loved by fans, or more respected by his contemporaries.”
Indeed, he is all that, and in a very real sense, even more. He’s an observer, a philosopher, and an astute storyteller who shares with his listeners the life lessons he’s learned, and in turn, life lessons they ought to heed as well. By affirming and defining who he is, Ellis Paul affirms and uncovers the essence of us all.