Sun, Apr 14 | The Brightside Music & Event Venue

Ellis Paul w/ Kevin Milner

A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller -- all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul. Tickets available at the door.
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Ellis Paul w/ Kevin Milner

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2019, 5:00 PM – Apr 15, 2019, 9:00 PM
The Brightside Music & Event Venue, 905 E. Third Street Dayton, OH 45402

About The Event

A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky, and a storyteller -- all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not

quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from

which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as well. Joni

Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and James Taylor are also listed among his influences, and their spirits seem to

occasionally grace his work. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative, and romantic

tales of lives that were obviously witnessed by a most-talented voyeur.

Based in Massachusetts, Paul has been called the quintessential Boston songwriter more than a few times and

has garnered the recognition and awards to back up that claim, including a shelf full of Boston Music Awards.

Since coming onto the scene in 1993 with his independent debut, Say Something, Paul hasn't slowed or

weakened as a performer or a writer. Spending two-thirds of most years on the road has helped him perfect

both crafts, with a lot of practice on-stage and a lot of people whose stories he retells in song. In fact, his 1994

album Stories proved enchanting enough to secure him a deal with Rounder Records and a national following

of dedicated fans.

Over the years and albums, his songs have gotten more personal. He purposely turned the looking glass onto

his own life for 1998's aptly titled Translucent Soul as he publicly worked through the pain of his divorce.

Following hot on the heels of 1999's double-CD Live, the new millennium saw Paul's song "The World Ain't

Slowing Down" featured in Me, Myself and Irene starring Jim Carrey.

His eighth studio release, a collection of previously unreleased tracks called Sweet Mistakes, arrived in 2001,

followed by Speed of Trees (2002), a two-disc career retrospective (2006), a children’s record inspired by the

birth of his second daughter called The Dragonfly Races (2008), and, finally, an all-new studio album, The Day

After Everything Changed, in January 2010. In 2012, Paul released his second children's record, The Hero in

You, which featured songs about Benjamin Franklin, Georgia O' Keefe, Rosa Parks, and Thomas Edison, and

other notable Americans that Paul deemed heroic.

Chasing Beauty was released in 2014 and his 20th studio album, The Storyteller’s Suitcase, in 2019.

---- Food truck Twisted Taco will be serving at 5pm---

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