“Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.” – The New York Times
Ellis Paul is a gifted singer/songwriter. Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is–for lack of a better word–a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to–the exhilaration of the open road, a celebration of heroes, the hope for redemption.
Ellis Paul has been telling these stories for more than a quarter century, over the expanse of nineteen albums, numerous critical kudos (15 Boston Music Awards ), inclusion in several movie soundtracks, and on the club, concert hall and festival stages he’s headlined. “I’ve got a car with over 475,000 miles on it, and it’s my third road vehicle,” Paul declares. “I’ve been doing 200 shows a year for over twenty years. There isn’t a town in the country where I won’t find a friend. I’m a nomad. And I’m gonna write and play until I’m gone.”
We’re happy to welcome Ellis for his first time at Summerfolk, and we’re sure he’ll have several more friends by the time the weekend is over!