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An Evening with Ellis Paul
An Evening with Ellis Paul

Thu, Sep 19



An Evening with Ellis Paul

Time & Location

Sep 19, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Dayton, 905 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA

About the event

Join us for an evening with Ellis Paul on Thursday, Sept 19, 2024 at The Brightside! We are thrilled to welcome this amazing singer/songwriter back to our stage.

All ages welcome

Doors open at 7pm

Show begins at 7:30pm

Tickets are $25 advance:

Or $30 at the door (as available)

Venue address: 905 E 3rd St Dayton (free parking on both sides of the building)


Ellis Paul doesn’t just write songs; he’s a guitar-carrying reporter who covers the human condition

and details the hopes, loves, losses of those he observes, turning their stories into luminous pieces of

music that get under your skin and into your bloodstream. And much like the artists who have influenced

him, everyone from Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon to the singer-songwriter who is undoubtedly

his greatest inspiration, Woody Guthrie, Paul weaves deeply personal experiences with social issues and

renders them as provocative works that are as timely as they are timeless. Born and raised in Maine, Paul

attended Boston College on a track scholarship and in the evenings became a fixture on the city’s open

mic circuit. After winning a Boston Acoustic Underground songwriter competition, he caught the ear of

folk luminary Bill Morrissey, who produced his indie album Say Something in 1993. This led to a seven-

album contract with Rounder Records and the 1994 album, Stories.

His songs have appeared in several blockbuster films (Me, Myself, and Irene; Shallow Hal, Hall Pass) and

have been covered by award winning country artists (Sugarland, Kristian Bush, Jack Ingram). Through a

steady succession of albums of his own – a remarkable 23 releases so far – and a constant touring

presence around the world, Paul’s audience has grown into a loyal legion of fans. Along the way, he has

picked up an impressive number of awards including the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award, 15 Boston

Music Awards, An Honorary Doctorate from the University of Maine, the 2019 International Acoustic

Music Awards Artist of the Year and most recently his album, The Storyteller’s Suitcase, was named the

2019 NERFA Album of the Year.

His new album “55” touches on the necessity of gratitude in a difficult era of the pandemic and divided

political stances on his own imprint, Rosella Records.

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