Ellis Paul

Apr 27 2015: Ellis Paul fan cruise announced! Songbook and more!

Apr 27 2015 Ellis Paul fan cruise announced Songbook and more
Friday, April 24, 2015
Greetings from Wisconsin!

I'm riding with Radoslav Lorkovic through the farmlands of Wisconsin to a radio interview in Madison. We aren't late, which is a miracle. He's floating at 70 on the spedometer and we are talking about our driving histories. Tickets we were let off for, penalties we paid, our favorite highways. I love the Pacific Coast Highway. I love I-35 in Oklahoma. I just squeezed out of an Illinois ticket, but I want Rad to drive so my karma stays clean!
We figure the average driver might get a ticket once every three or four years. The average driver may do 15,000-20,000 miles a year. I do over 60,000 miles a year so my chances for tickets are higher. At least that's what I would tell the judge. With that many miles under your wheels, it's nice to have a chauffeur and Rad has himself a nice new sedan. Sexy. It's color is "tuxedo black" and there's a little James Bond in the styling. It's no car for an accordion player. But somehow he pulls it off.
One way to avoid traffic tickets is to take a boat!
So we are booking a cruise and we want you to join us!
January 7-11, 2016
I'm really looking forward to my 3rd fan cruise, after having two very successful cruises already. The cruise will be jam packed with events including concerts, cocktail parties, songwriting and guitar sessions, Q&A, and much more! I would love it if you could be there! Click here for more information
Back to the drive, I love Mexico, but lots happening stateside here! I am about to record a live album at one of the premiere listening rooms in the country, SPACE, in Evanston, IL just outside of Chicago. I am really excited to get this show down on tape.
Other news!
Bring me into your living room!
From time to time, we are looking to fill dates around some public shows, and have openings in June! Let us know if you'd like me to come into your home! Call Brittany and Ralph at 617-393-9800.
Wednesday May 6th at 8pm, is my house warming show. I just moved and this event will be a musical celebration with friends at my new place. We basically are having the house party live on the interweb! Come join us!
Scholastic named my children's CD/book combo the #1 must read for teachers this winter. I've been skyping into classrooms, visiting schools in person, and we are doing the debut musical of the book at two schools this spring!  Let us know if you want any of the above to happen for your kids or in the classroom you teach in.
Call Brittany at 617-393-9800!

By popular demand, we just published "The Hero in You" Songbook! The musical score for each song of the album is included and it's now available. This is my first songbook. Get it now!

I have songs in two movies this year!
One is called "All In Time", a comedy with music and drama. I wrote and performed a song "Saving Grace" for the film.

The other is a Nellie Bly movie "Ten Days in a Madhouse". The song "Nellie Bly" from the "Hero In You" CD will be the end title credit song!
Keep an eye out for them as they make the festival circuit.

Well, that's it for now folks :)
Hope I see you out there!

updated: 7 months ago

Apr 9 2015 - Ellis Paul Update

Apr 9 2015 - Ellis Paul Update
-172 shows in 2014... workshops, showcases, festivals, and adult and family shows in 34 states!!

Music Releases:
-"Chasing Beauty" Release date: September 9, 2014
This second fan-funded album raised over $125,000! "Everyone can relate to Ellis Paul and his songs and for that reason he continues to be a national treasure." - Absolute Punk

Book Releases:
-"The Hero in You" (Published by Albert Whitman & Co.) Release date: September 1, 2014 #1 "Must Read" Teacher recommendation at Scholastic Magazine! A company with books, magazines and more in over 90% of United States schools. Parents Choice Foundation, Gold Award

-"The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas" Release date: September 15, 2015 A story of neighbors who are so caught up in having the best Christmas lights, forget about the true meaning of Christmas, until their lights cause the entire world to lose power!

-Maine Music Hall of Fame inducted in July 2014

-University of Maine commencement speaker and Honorary Doctorate recipient, May 2014

Film and Publishing:
-BMG Chrysalis Ellis signed a publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis, one of the largest publishing companies in the world.

-"10 Days in a Madhouse" the story of 23-year-old pioneering reporter, Nellie Bly, who faked her insanity to study a mental institution from within. This film to be released in September 2015 will feature Ellis' song 'Nellie Bly' as the end title credits song. Christopher Lambert will be starring in the film, directed by Timothy Hines.

-"All In Time" will feature a song Ellis wrote for the film, "Saving Grace". It is current on the festival circuit and will be released in early 2016.

-"Me, Myself, and Irene", "Hall Pass", and "Shallow Hall" are other films that include Ellis Paul's music.

updated: 3 years ago