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Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

For some 25 years, Ellis Paul has been one of his generation's consistently outstanding songwriters. A Maine native, he broke out of Boston, where he was a perennial Boston Music Awards winner. Since moving to Virginia for family reasons a decade ago, he's continued to tour 100-150 nights a year and managed to keep his writing fresh. For his latest CD, Chasing Beauty, he went to Atlanta to collaborate with Kristian Bush of Sugarland fame.

Falcon Ridge at 25

by John Platt
Jake Jacobson

Falcon Ridge isn't Newport. That's both a blessing and a curse. Where the Newport Folk Festival sells out 10,000 tickets instantly, the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival draws maybe a third of that. Where Newport attracts headliners like Beck, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and Trombone Shorty, Falcon Ridge's headliners are the likes of Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, and Susan Werner. In the last few years Newport has booked hot young bands like The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, and David Wax Museum, while Falcon Ridge has missed the boat on them.

Ellis Paul - Words and Music - 2006

by Darren DeVivo
Ellis Paul with Darren DeVivo
A touring troubadour since the early 90s, Ellis Paul has established himself as one of the foremost singer-songwriters around. Songs new and old are now featured on a compilation called 'Essentials,' and recently Ellis stopped by WFUV to talk with Darren DeVivo about the project.

Ellis Paul - Words and Music - 2010

by John Platt
Photo by Melissa M Bugg
Ellis Paul emerged from the Boston folk scene about twenty years ago alongside Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin, and Martin Sexton, and ended up winning fourteen Boston music awards--second only to Aerosmith. He's not based around Boston anymore, but he's still crafting urbane literate folk pop, which brought him to the Living Room for an 'FUV live concert to show off his new album 'The Day After Everything Changed,' and speak with John Platt about working with Sugarland's Kristian Bush. (5/17/10)