Ellis Paul
Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

UPDATE: This is now an Ellis Paul solo show.

$22 advance / $24 door

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November 14 8:00 pm


Due to medical reasons, Steve Poltz will not be performing on Friday, November 14.  Ellis Paul will perform a solo concert at the Freight. If you purchased tickets online, you will be contacted by Ticketfly and can request a refund. If you purchased tickets through our box office, please call 510-644-2020 ext. 120 during box office hours, 12:30pm – 9:00pm for assistance.


With an engaging conversational style, Ellis Paul delivers his tunes in a high, clear voice that gets you right in the heart. He tells touching and tender stories in songs that meld a pop sensibility with an abiding respect for the storytelling tradition of masters like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. His finely chiseled, deeply humane songs have won him more than a dozen Boston Music Awards. He’s released 19 albums in his twenty-year career, including his new one, Chasing Beauty. “I’m alive and wide awake,” he sings on the title song, and the music has a vivid immediacy that snaps the listener to close attention. Born in 1965 in Fort Kent, Maine, a potato-farming town near the Canadian border, Ellis attended Boston College on a track scholarship, got injured his junior year, and took up guitar. Soon he was singing at open mics. After working as a teacher and a social worker for a few years, he quit his day job and started earning a living as a musician. His songs have been featured in television shows and movies, including the Farrelly Brothers’ Me, Myself and Irene and Shallow Hal. “Despite his success and sense of history,” says the New York Times, he “remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential of his music.” His shows are inspiring and intimate, full of wonder and whimsy and beautiful songs.


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