UUCB Concerts for a Cause: ELLIS PAUL Returns
Ellis Paul, one of Maine's most lauded singer-songwriters, will do a repeat performance for the UUCB Concerts for a Cause series on September 29th at 7:30 pm.
Ellis grew up in a potato farming family in Maine, earned a track scholarship to Boston College, and got his musical start at Boston's open mic scene, while studying to be a social worker. He emerged out of the Boston music scene during a time when contemporary folk was beginning to come into the mainstream. Ellis was one of its more memorable exponents, and he earned his place on the national map with 25 years of playing 150-200 shows annually. He has 19 releases, a documentary film, a book of poems/short stories, and children's book projects to his credit.
Ellis' songs have been featured on Hollywood soundtracks in films such as: Me, Myself & Irene, Shallow Hal and Hall Pass, as well as TV shows and documentary films. He has performed on stages at the Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and clubs and coffeehouses all over the world. This past year, Ellis fan-funded his 19th release, "Chasing Beauty", produced by Sugarland's Kristian Bush. He was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Maine, and was inducted into the Maine Music Hall of Fame.
Lee Zimmerman (reviewer for American Songwriter) writes: Though some may refer to Paul as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door, $10 for students/children. Available in the office, at Gulf of Maine Bookstore, or online at https://uucbellis.brownpapertickets.com.
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