Eclectic Music Ashland Oregon
Ellis Paul plays live music Ashland Oregon, he could be the most mainstream-friendly folk songwriter to emerge from Boston since Tom Rush. He has won an unprecedented 14 Boston Music Awards, sung at Fenway Park for the Red Sox, The Boston Garden for the Celtics and even had the mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Menino, proclaim it “Ellis Paul Day in Boston” on July 9th, 2010 when Ellis celebrated his 20th year in making music.
Ellis’ worldwide audience has grown from several high profile song placements and hundreds of thousands of YouTube video plays. His songs are heard in various commercials, documentaries, TV shows such as “Ed” and MTV’s “Real World”; and in the soundtracks of blockbuster films.
Paul’s sixteenth CD, “The Day After Everything Changed”, was released in 2010 by Black Wolf Records. Rather than work with a record label, Paul invited fans to help finance the recording by offering donors various premiums determined by the level of donation. Although Paul wasn’t sure what to expect when the United States economy collapsed, the fan-funding initiative resulted in more than $100,000 being collected – more, according to Paul, – than any label had ever spent on him.Recorded in Nashville with a guest appearance by Kristian Bush that includes a duet on the track, “Paper Dolls”, Paul says the fan support inspired him to make “the best record I could”. One reviewer wrote: “This is such a tuneful, beautifully drawn set of songs played and sung with authority that 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 world our music doesn’t have to reflect our culture.”
Movie director Peter Farrelly, of the Farrelly Brothers, praises Ellis Paul as “a national treasure”. Ellis’ songs have appeared in the soundtracks for three Farrelly Bothers movies, “Me Myself & Irene” with Jim Carey, “Shallow Hal” with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow, and in February 2011, the Farrelly Brothers latest project, “Hall Pass” starring Owen Wilson and Alyssa Milano showcases 9 musical tracks off of Ellis’ “The Day After Everything Changed” as the score of this hit movie. This is Ellis’ third Hollywood blockbuster credit.
Presented by St Claire Productions
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8pm
Tickets: $18/advance, $20/door, $10/teens 12–17,
children under 12 are free with paying adult.
Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland